Centre for networks and collective behaviour

Uncertainty in Interaction Networks



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Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 June

A two-day meeting on the challenge of understanding and predicting random effects in interaction networks.

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About the event

The structure and dynamics of real-world interaction networks are constantly subjected to random fluctuations and shocks. The resulting uncertainty in the behaviour of such systems has consequences for our understanding of social, financial and biological networks.

This workshop will bring together experts from a diverse range of fields with a common interest in random effects in interaction networks. The programme will comprise plenary talks suitable for a general scientific audience, as well as a number of contributed research talks and a poster session.

Centre for Networks and
Collective Behaviour

This will be the inaugural event of the newly formed Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour (CNCB) at Bath, aiming to foster better research links between mathematicians and applied scientists, and build collaboration across institutions. There will be a drinks reception to mark the launch of the CNCB.

Video: plenary talk

Click to watch the plenary talk from Lord Robert May

Keynote speakers

  • Lord May, Professor of Zoology (Oxford)
    Complexity, Uncertainty, and Consequent Fragility in Financial Networks
  • Prof. Sheri Markose (Essex)
    Financial Networks, Contagion and Systemic Risk Monitoring and Management: Generalization to Multi-Layer Networks
  • Dr Yamir Moreno (Zaragoza)
    Uncertainty in Social Networks: the structure and dynamics of collective mobilization
  • Dr Ginestra Bianconi (QMUL)
    Statistical Mechanics of Multiplex networks
  • Dr Neil Walton (Amsterdam)
    Optimal Queue-Size Scaling in Switched Networks
  • Dr Thilo Gross (Bristol)
    Analytical approaches to network dynamics

Registration and financial support

To register your interest in attending, please email t.c.rogers@bath.ac.uk (this is just to give us an idea of numbers). Permanent academic staff will be asked to pay a fee of £20 (payable on the day) to help cover the costs of the meeting. There is no fee payable for students and postdocs.

Financial support to cover travel and subsistence costs for graduate students is available, contact t.c.rogers@bath.ac.uk for details.

Venue and Travel Information

The talks on both days will take place in building 3 West-North, room 2.1 (click for the campus map), breaks and the poster session will be held in the lobby outside the lecture theatre. Click for information about travelling to the University and nearby hotels.


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This conference is supported by

University of BathLondon Mathematical Society