Nick McCullen

Full Name:
Dr. Nick McCullen
6 East 4.5
Research Unit:
Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)
Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Job Title:
Lecturer (Building Physics, Low Carbon Design)
+44 (0)1225 384789
E-mail Address:
Postal Address:
Dr Nick McCullen
Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering
University of Bath
United Kingdom
Programmes & Codes, LaTeX, Python, &c.
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Outputs, Publications &c.:

In the Media:
"What Math Can Tell Us About Technology's Spread Through Cities"
Article in "the Atlantic Cities" online magazine.
Interview also reported by Government Technology magazine as "Can Math Help Cities Make Greener Decisions?".

"How does innovation take hold in a community? Math modeling can provide clues"
Public awareness press release by SIAM. Reprinted here, there and elsewhere...

Public Engagement:
Future Cities?

Future cities: do they all add up?,
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Presented by the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Sunday 3 April 2016,
Red Lecture Theatre,
Stall Demonstrator:
Living in a Complex World

Summer Science Exhibition,
The Royal Society Festival of Science + Arts,

25th Jun - 4th July 2010,
Royal Festival Hall,
Southbank Centre,
Bath Taps Into Science festival

BICS Newsletter

Journal Articles:

  1. "Integrating the energy costs of urban transport and buildings"
    Bruno Osório, Nick McCullen, Ian Walker, David Coley.
    Sustainable Cities and Society, 32 (2017): 669–681

  2. "Pattern Formation on Networks:from Localised Activity to Turing Patterns"
    McCullen, N. and Wagenknecht, T.
    Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27397, 2016 (Journal Link)

  3. "Harnessing social networks for promoting adoption of energy technologies in the domestic sector"
    Catherine S. E. Bale, Nicholas J. McCullen, Timothy J. Foxon, Alastair M. Rucklidge, William F. Gale,
    Energy Policy. Volume 63, December 2013, Pages 833-844. (Journal Link)

  4. "Modeling diffusion of energy innovations on a heterogeneous social network and approaches to integration of real-world data" (preprint)
    Catherine S. E. Bale, Nicholas J. McCullen, Timothy J. Foxon, Alastair M. Rucklidge, William F. Gale,
    Complexity. 19 March 2014. (Journal Link)

  5. "Multi-parameter models of innovation diffusion on complex networks"
    N. J. McCullen, A. M. Rucklidge, C. S. E. Bale, T. J. Foxon, W. F. Gale,
    SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst., 12(1), 515–532. (2013). (Journal Link)

  6. "The Origin of Power-Law Emergent Scaling in Large Binary Networks". (preprint link)
    D. P. Almond, C. J. Budd, M. A. Freitag, G. W. Hunt, N. J. McCullen and N. D. Smith,
    Volume 392, Issue 4, 15 February 2013, Pages 1004–1027. (published article)

  7. "A Dynamical Model of Decision-Making Behaviour in a Network of Consumers with Applications to Energy Choices". (preprint link)
    N. J. McCullen, M. V. Ivanchenko, V. D. Shalfeev and W. F. Gale,
    Int. J. Bif. Chaos, Vol. 21, No. 9, 1-14 (2011). (published article)

  8. "Route to hyperchaos in a system of coupled oscillators with multistability"
    N. J. McCullen and P. Moresco,
    Phys. Rev. E 83, 046212 (2011)

  9. "Emergent Behaviour in Large Electrical Networks". (preprint link)
    Darryl P. Almond, Chris J. Budd and and Nick J. McCullen,
    Pages 3-26 in Approximation Algorithms for Complex Systems:
    Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Algorithms for Approximation,
    Ambleside, Uk, 31st August-4th September 2009. (Springer 2011)

  10. "The robustness of the emergent scaling property of random RC network models of complex materials"
    N. J. McCullen, D. P. Almond, C. J. Budd and G. W. Hunt,
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 064001. BICS Preprint 11/08 (2008)

  11. "Sensitive Signal Detection Using a Feed-Forward Oscillator Network"
    N. J. McCullen, T. Mullin and M. Golubitsky,
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 254101 (2007)

  12. "Method for measuring unstable dimension variability from time series"
    N. J. McCullen and P. Moresco,
    Phys. Rev. E, 73, 046203 (2006)

Conference Organisation:

FutureBuild 2013, University of Bath, 4th - 6th September, 2013.

Mini-symposium on Urban Dynamics, Tuesday, 21st May.
As part of SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, USA, May 19-23 2013.

Emergence in Complex Systems, University of Bath, 9th-11th September 2008.