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Collaborations and projects

The staff members of the Applied Group have ongoing active research collaborations with staff from leading complexity research institutes in the world, such as the Santa Fe Institute for Complex Systems in New Mexico, the Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, and the Center of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems of the Australian Research Council, as well as with research groups in Amherst (Massachusetts), Austin, Berlin, Catania, Chemnitz, Darmstadt, Dresden, Melbourne, Montreal, Nancy, New York (Rockefeller and NYU), Orono (Maine), Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Saarbr├╝cken, Sapporo , Stellenbosch, Sydney, Tampere, and Vancouver.

  • Flood MEMORY (Multi-Event Modelling of Risk and Recovery)
    This large EPSRC funded project connects 11 different UK universities and will look at critical flood scenarios caused by clusters of extreme weather events striking vulnerable systems of flood defences, urban areas, communities and businesses. Prof.Christian Beck (QMUL) is leader of the work package 'Clustered Processes' which will employ superstatistical techniques for the analysis of historical time series (primarily daily rainfall, extreme sea level and waves) with the aim of specifying stochastic models that correctly reproduce the observed higher-order statistics. The grant started in October 2012.
  • LASAGNE (multi-LAyer SpAtiotemporal Generalized NEtworks)
    This is a three-year project funded by the EU FP7 to develop a coherent theoretical framework for analyzing and modeling multiplex networks (i.e., networks with multiple types of connections) embedded in space and time. The team, which will involve researchers from the Medical University Wien, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de les Illes Balears, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham and CNRS Paris, will look at large data sets of social, biological, and man-made systems, and will analyse and model the way they interact. Prof. Vito Latora (QMUL) will be the scientific coordinator of the project. The grant will start in November 2012.
  • RAVEN (Resilience, Adaptability and Vulnerability of complex Energy Networks)
    Energy infrastructure has gone through unprecedented change in recent decades and has resulted in the emergence of enormous networks that transcend national borders and even continental shores. The EPSRC funded project RAVEN aims at capturing essential measures, parameters and qualitative behaviours which may help us to gain insights into the limits of operation of these critical infrastructure networks, as well as to design the 'smart' grids of the future in a robust way.
  • Funded by the EPSRC, the REFLECT project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from five different UK universities. The aim is to encourage people to reflect on their regular travel experiences, represented in novel ways, to cause them to think differently about their journeys and to investigate whether this will promote behaviour change. The mathematical aspects of this work include advanced data analysis and modelling of complex networks.