Research Group Alums

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Dr. Marya Bazzi, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Community Structure in Multilayer Networks. (Joint with Sam Howison.) [Winter 2016--Summer 2016. Marya is now a postdoctoral fellow at the company Omnity, and she is also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford.]
  • Dr. Lucas Jeub, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Community Structure in Networks. (Joint with Sam Howison.) [Winter 2016--Summer 2016. He is now a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Informatics at University of Indiana Bloomington.]
  • Dr. Mikko Kivelä, Multilayer Networks [3/13--10/15. Now an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University.]
  • Dr. Sang Hoon Lee, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Multilayer Networks, Core-Periphery Structure, and Mobility [6/12--6/14. Sang Hoon is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Energy Science at Sungkyunkwan University. Starting in August 2015, he will be a Research Fellow at Korea Institute for Advanced Study.]
  • Dr. Sergey Melnik, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Cascades on Networks [12/10--12/11. Sergey was previously a visiting postdoc (from University of Limerick) in my group from 01/10--03/10. Sergey is now a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at University of Limerick.]
  • Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Sumeet Agarwal [Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre] Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Networks in Nature: Dynamics, Evolution, and Modularity. (Joint with Charlotte Deane and Nick Jones.) [Summer 2008--Summer 2012. Sumeet is now an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.]
  • Dr. Marya Bazzi, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Community Structure in Temporal Multilayer Networks, and its Application to Financial Correlation Networks. (Joint with Sam Howison. Industrial partner HSBC.) [Fall 2011--Winter 2016. She then did a brief postdoc in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. Marya is now working in industry. Starting in March 2018, she'll be a postdoctoral scholar at the Alan Turing Institute.]
  • Dr. Paul Brodersen [Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre], Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Relating Neuronal Coding to Network Architecture (Joint with Colin Akerman.) [Fall 2012--Fall 2017. Paul is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Pharmacology at University of Oxford.]
  • Dr. Birgit Brüggemeier, Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, University of Oxford, Drosophila Courtship Song: Modelling Behavioural Patterns in Terms of Neural and Muscle Dynamics. (Joint with Stephen Goodwin.) [Fall 2013--Fall 2017. Birgit is now a postdoctoral scholar at the Fraunhofer Institute.]
  • Dr. Valentin Danchev, International Migration Institute, . (Joint with Michael Keith.) [Spring 2013--Fall 2015. Valentin is now a postdoctoral scholar in the Knowledge Lab in the Department of Sociology at University of Chicago.]
  • Dr. Dan Fenn, Mathematical and Computational Finance Group, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Network Communities and the Foreign Exchange Market. (Joint with Sam Howison and Nick Jones. Industrial partner HSBC.) [Spring 2008--Winter 2011. Dan previously had Sam Howison and Neil Johnson as his supervisors. Dan is now working for HSBC Bank.]
  • Dr. Martin Gould, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Limit Order Books. (Joint with Sam Howison. Industrial partner HSBC.) [Fall 2009--Summer 2014. Martin has received a James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship in complex systems and used it at Imperial College, where he was a CFM-Imperial Research Fellow. He is now a founder and CEO of the company Sonalytic (which was purchased by Spotify in March 2017).]
  • Dr. Lucas Jeub, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Networks, Communities, and Consumer Behaviour. (Industrial partner Unilever.) [Fall 2011--Winter 2016. He then did a brief postdoc in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. He is now a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Informatics at University of Indiana Bloomington.]
  • Dr. Anna Lewis [Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre] Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Communities and Homology in Protein-Protein Interactions. (Joint with Charlotte Deane and Nick Jones.) [Spring 2008--Spring 2012. Anna now works as a computational biologist for a genomics startup company (called Omicia).]
  • Dr. Charlie Marshak, Mathematics, UCLA, Applications of Network Science to Criminal Networks, University Education, and Ecology. (Joint with Andrea Bertozzi.) [Fall 2016--Spring 2017. He took a data science position in early 2017. Starting in December 2017, he will be a postdoctoral scholar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.]
  • Dr. Sofia Piltz [Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre], Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Models for Adaptive Feeding and Population Dynamics in Plankton. (Joint with Philip Maini.) [Fall 2010--Summer 2015. Sofia became a postdoctoral scholar at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Centre for Ocean Life (and also in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science) at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). She is now a Post-Doc Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Michigan.]
  • Dr. Puck Rombach, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Colouring, Centrality and Core-Periphery Structure in Graphs. (Joint with Alex Scott.) [Fall 2009--Fall 2013. Puck is now an Adjunct Assistant Professor (i.e., postdoc) in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA.]
  • Dr. Marta Sarzynska [Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre], Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, Spatial Community Structure and Epidemics. (Joint with Elizabeth Leicht.) [Fall 2011--Summer 2015. Marta is now working for Bain & Company.]
  • Jake Taylor-King, Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre, University of Oxford, A Network Approaching to Modelling Cancer Ecosystems. (Joint with Jon Chapman and David Basanta. Basanta is from our industrial partner Moffitt Cancer Center.) [Summer 2014--Fall 2016. Note that I left the supervising team in Fall 2016, with Jon Chapman and David Basanta remaining as supervisors.]
  • Masters Students

  • Walid Ahmad, M.Sc., Masters in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation (MMSC), Continuous-Time Analysis of Temporal Networks. (Joint with Mariano Beguerisse Díaz.) [Spring 2016--Sumer 2016]
  • Frederique Akse, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Aggregate Waiting Time Reduction on Public Transportation Networks: An Application of Multilayer Networks. (Joint with Mikko Kivelä.) [Spring 2014--Summer 2014. Frederique is now working at Quintiq.]
  • Daniella Ayala Garcia, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Temporal Percolation in the Erdős-Rényi Model and the Effect of Burstiness. (Joint with Mikko Kivelä.) [Spring 2015--Summer 2015]
  • Mariano Beguerisse Díaz, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Analysis of a Bipartite Network of Movie Ratings and Catalogue Network Growth Models. (Joint with JP Onnela.) [Winter--Summer 2008. Mariano subsequently earned a Ph.D. in the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology at Imperial College London. He is now a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mathematics and Department of Chemistry at Imperial College. He has a James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems.]
  • Liam Brown, Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training, Statistics and Inference in Protein Interaction Networks (Joint with Charlotte Deane and Jonny Wray.) [Summer 2015]
  • Michael Byrne, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Nonlinear Waves in Granular Latticess. [Spring--Summer 2009. Michael earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. He was then a postdoctoral scholar in Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich. He is now a research fellow in Physics at Imperial College.]
  • Alexandra Darmon, M.Sc., Masters in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation (MMSC), Algorithmic Classification of Writing Styles via Time-Series Analysis of Punctuation. (Joint with Sam Howison and Marya Bazzi.) [Spring 2016--Summer 2016. Now works as a data scientist for Fuse Mobile Technologies Ltd.]
  • Benjamin Franz, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Synchronisation Properties of an Agent-Based Animal Behaviour Model. (Joint with Marian Dawkins.) [Spring--Summer 2009. Ben received a Distinction in the M.Sc. program and also won the Nuclear Electric Prize for being the top student in the program. He is now a D.Phil. student in OCCAM in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford.]
  • Thomas Gaudelet, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Short-Range Impact of Damage on Object Recognition in a Trained Neuronal Network. (Joint with Mikko Kivelńä) [Spring 2015--Summer 2015. Thomas is now a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University College London.]
  • Jasvir Grewal, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Cooperation Versus Dominance Hierarchies in Animal Groups. (Joint with Marian Dawkins and Cameron Hall. Jas received a Distinction in the M.Sc. program.) [Spring--Summer 2012]
  • Wojciech Gryc, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Modelling Cabinet Networks in Parliamentary Democracies. [Spring--Summer 2009. Wojciech then earned a Masters degree in the Oxford Internet Institute and employed by McKinsey & Company as a Business Technology Associate before founding Canopy Labs (where he is the CEO).]
  • Sally Hutchings, M.Sc., Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford, The Behavior of Modularity-Optimizing Community Detection Algorithms. (Joint with Raphael Hauser.) [Spring--Summer 2011. Sally now has an actuarial job.]
  • Karan Jain, M.Sc., Masters in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation (MMSC), Establishment of Dominance Hierarchies and Cooperation: A Game-Theoretic Perspective. (Joint with Cameron Hall.) [Spring 2016--Summer 2016]
  • Georgios Kapros-Anastasiadis, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Cascades on Temporal Networks. [Spring--Summer 2012]
  • Laura Keating, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, A Test of Time: Time-Aggregated Networks and Time-Ordered Networks in Behavioural Ecology. [Spring--Summer 2012. In Fall 2012, Laura interned with Save The Elephants (STE) in Kenya, where she used her skills in network analysis to help in their study of elephants. She is now working for Strategic Decisions Group.]
  • Melissa Lever, Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre, University of Oxford, Characterising Patients and Controls with Brain Graphs Constructed from fMRI Data. (Joint with Sang Hoon Lee.) [Summer 2012. Melissa earned a D.Phil. in the Department of Pathology at University of Oxford and is now a postdoc in the Computational Systems Biology Laboratory at University of São Paolo.]
  • Antoine Levitt, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Nonlinear Waves in Granular Crystals. [Spring--Summer 2010. Earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Université Paris-Dauphine. He then did postdocs at Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique in the Direction des applications militaires in Bruyères-le-Châtel and then in the Laboratoire Lacques-Louis Lions at Paris 6. He is now a research faculty member on the Materials Team at Inria Paris and École des Ponts.]
  • Lena Mangold, M.Sc., Masters in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation (MMSC), "Should I Stay Or Should I Go": Clash of Opinions in the Brexit Twitter Debate. [Spring 2016--Summer 2016. Now works for the Labour Party (UK).]
  • Marianne McKenzie, M.Sc., Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Stability-Optimization Algorithms for the Detection of Community Structure in Networks. [Spring 2012--Summer 2012.]
  • Thomas Mooney, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Solitonic and Extended Periodic Solutions of the Quasi-1D Gross-Pitaevskii Equation with a Piecewise-Constant Nonlinearity. [Spring--Summer 2008. Thomas was accepted into the mathematics doctoral programs at University of Warwick, University of Manchester, and Loughborough University.]
  • Priya Narayan, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Mathematics Genealogy Networks. (Joint with Elizabeth Leicht.) [Spring--Summer 2011]
  • Sofian Otmani, M.Sc., Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford, Random Graph Models with Clustering. (Also, here is the cover page.) [Spring--Summer 2009. He subsequently worked for Market Sentinel, Winton Group, and Bloomberg LP. He is now a Lead Engineer at Onfido.]
  • John Pearson, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Computation of Hypergeometric Functions. [Code] (Joint with Sheehan Olver, Computing Laboratory; sponsored by the Numerical Algorithms Group.) [Spring--Summer 2009. John received a Distinction in the M.Sc. program and is now a D.Phil. student in Numerical Analysis (in the Mathematical Institute) at University of Oxford.]
  • Tom Prescott, Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre, University of Oxford, Examining Dynamic Network Structure in Relation to the Spread of Infectious Diseases. (Joint with Elizabeth Leicht.) [Summer 2011. Tom is now a D.Phil. student in Engineering Science at University of Oxford. After he graduates, he will be a postdoctoral scholar in Engineering Science at University of Oxford.]
  • Erin Price-Wright, M.Sc., Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, University of Oxford, A Topological Approach to Temporal Networks. (Joint with Heather Harrington.) [Spring 2015--Summer 2015. Erin now works for Palantir.]
  • Patrick Raanes, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Crowding: Using Statics to Understand the Dynamics of Densely Packed Hard Particles. (Joint with Radek Erban and Nick Jones.) [Spring--Summer 2010. Patrick received a Distinction in the M.Sc. program. He subsequently earned a D.Phil. in the Mathematical Institute (in the OCIAM group) at University of Oxford and is now a postdoc in the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center.]
  • Ben Sparks, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Plastic Self-Organizing Maps and Classification of Radar Data. [Code] (Joint with Philip Bond and the Thales Group.) [Spring--Summer 2008. Ben received a Distinction in the M.Sc. program and is currently teaching, traveling, and busking as he decides what to do next.]
  • Leo Speidel, Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre, A Spatially-Embedded Random-Graph Model Based on Random Sequential Adsorption. (Joint with Heather Harrington and Jon Chapman.) [Spring 2016--Summer 2016. Leo is now a doctoral student in Statistics at University of Oxford.]
  • Bernadette Stolz, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Computational Topology in Neuroscience. (Joint with Heather Harrington.) [Spring 2014--Summer 2014, Summer 2015] In Fall 2014, Bernadette started a D.Phil. at University of Oxford in the Centre for Doctoral Training on Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences (SABS). In Summer 2015, she did a lab-rotation project with me (jointly supervised by Heather Harrington) on Analysis of Persistent Homology in Neuronal Networks. [Now a D.Phil. student in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford]
  • Luc Stultiens, Masters in Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFoCS), Community Detection in the European Parliament: A Network Approach. [Spring 2016--Summer 2016. Now works for the Ministry of Finance in The Netherlands.]
  • Chang Wang, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Collisionally Inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein Condensates. [Spring--Summer 2011. Chang received a Distinction in the program. Chang is now a D.Phil. student in OCIAM in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford.]
  • Annika Wipprecht, M.Sc., Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computation, University of Oxford, Structure of Charity Networks. [Spring--Summer 2011. Annika is now a Ph.D. student in Mathematical Finance at University College London.]
  • Undergraduate Students

  • Julie Bjornstad, Discrete Math, Georgia Tech, A Dynamical Systems Approach to Modeling Plankton Food Webs. (Joint with Leonid Bunimovich and Chris Klausmeier.) [Summer 2004--Spring 2005. Subsequently earned a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]
  • Alexander Bramham, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Role Similarity in Networks. [Summer 2013]
  • Thomas S. Callaghan, Applied Math, Georgia Tech, Random Walker Rankings for NCAA Division-IA College Football. (Joint with Peter Mucha.) [Summer 2003--Fall 2004. Thomas was a Goldwater Fellow. After Georgia Tech, Thomas earned a Ph.D. in Stanford University's Institute for Computational Mathematics and Engineering and was then a postdoc ("VIGRE Instructor") in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He is now in The Bahamas and is working for the hedge fund Quantres. (Thomas is the ultimate VIGRE poster child, and that dates all the way back to his undergrad work.)]
  • Natasha ("Alex") Cayco Gajic, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Caltech, Splay States in Coupled Phase Oscillators. (Joint with Mike Cross and Jeff Rogers.) [Summer 2007. Alex earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from University of Washington in 2015. (She is also the recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship.) She is now a postdoc in experimental neuroscience at University College London.]
  • Callum Chalk, Physics, University of Oxford, Detecting False Negatives in Networks. (Joint with Nick Jones, although D.Phil. students Sumeet Agarwal, Anna Lewis, and Phillip Staniczenko are the ones who actually advised Callum.) [Winter 2010. Callum graduated from Oxford in 2010.]
  • Kai ("Theodore") Charm, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Ecological Implications of Compensatory Perturbations. [Summer 2012]
  • Xi ("Sherry") Chen, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Caltech, Synchronization in Antiferromagnetic Oscillator Systems. (Joint with Mike Cross and Jeff Rogers.) [Summer 2007. Sherry is now a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at University of Washington.]
  • Vivien P. Chua, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Spatial Resonance Overlap in Bose-Einstein Condensates in Superlattice Potentials. [Fall 2003, Spring 2004--Fall 2004. Vivien earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2011, and she is now an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at National University of Singapore.]
  • Jeremy Corbett, Applied Math, Georgia Tech, A Continuum Coupled Map Approach to Modeling Pattern Formation in Periodically Forced Granular Media. (Joint with Shui-Nee Chow.) [Summer 2003. He is now a Senior Software Engineer at Damballa.]
  • Clayton D'Souza, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Oxford, Optimising a Tournament for Use with Ranking Algorithms. [Fall 2009--Winter 2010. Clayton graduated from Oxford in 2010.]
  • Alexei ("Leo") Dachevski, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, A Dynamical Systems Approach to Modeling Plankton Food Webs. (Joint with Leonid Bunimovich and Chris Klausmeier.) [Summer 2004--Spring 2005. Leo subsequently earned an M.Sc. degree in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization from Georgia Tech. He now works as a biostatistician for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.]
  • Anupam Das, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Network Growth Mechanisms for Social Networking Sites. [Summer 2009. Anupam is now a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of Bath.]
  • Eoin Devane, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Spectral Analysis of the Quantization of a Mixed System. [Summer 2010. Eoin subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Cambridge in the Cambridge Centre for Analysis (which is a Doctoral Training Centre).]
  • Gwilym Enstone, Physics, University of Oxford, The Dispersion Relation and Time Evolution of a Twisted Planar Ring. (Joint with Alain Goriely.) [Winter 2012. Gwilym is now a Ph.D. student in the Complexity Science Doctoral Training Centre at University of Warwick.]
  • Geoff Evans, Physics, University of Oxford, Mathematics Genealogies and the Movements of Academics. [Winter 2011. Geoff is now a software engineer at Softwire.]
  • Robyn Ffrancon, Physics, Cardiff University (visiting student), Family Names and Geographic Movement in Korea. (Joint with Sang Hoon Lee.) [Summer 2012. Robyn is now a Ph.D. student in physics at University of Gothenburg.]
  • Ryan Flanagan, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Network Analysis of Separated Cognitive States in the Human Brain. (Joint with Sang Hoon Lee.) [Summer 2013--Winter 2014. Ryan is continuing his research during Summer 2014. Ryan is now a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London.]
  • Felix Flicker, Physics, University of Oxford, Nonlinear Waves in Granular Crystals. [Winter 2010. Felix subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Physics at University of Bristol and is now a postdoctoral scholar in physics at UC Berkeley.]
  • A. J. Friend, Discrete Mathematics, Georgia Tech, Community Structure in Congressional Committee Networks. (Joint with Peter Mucha.) [Spring 2005--Spring 2006. A.J. is an NSF Fellow, a Goldwater Fellow, and the 2009 recipient of Georgia Tech's Phi Beta Kappa award for the best graduating senior. He is now a Ph.D. student in Stanford University's Institute for Computational Mathematics and Engineering.]
  • Wen Si ("Echo") Gao, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Mathematical Genealogy and the Evolution of Research Groups. [Fall 2010--Winter 2011. Echo now is an Analyst at Merrill Lynch in London.]
  • Stephanie (Chung) Garrison, Applied Math, Georgia Tech, A Singular Value Decomposition Analysis of Grade Distributions. (Joint with Shui-Nee Chow.) [Summer 2004--Spring 2005. Stephanie is now an actuary at Safeco (now party of Liberty Mutual) in Seattle. She is in the personal lines auto pricing department.]
  • Jack Guo, Computational & Systems Biology, UCLA, Simulated Dynamics of a 3-Neuron Network [Winter 2017--Summer 2017]
  • Matt Grau, Physics, Caltech, Synchronization in Small Systems of Nanomechanical Oscillators. Here is his 2009 Caltech senior thesis, which follows up on his SURF report. (Joint with Mike Cross and Jeff Rogers.) [Summer 2007. Matt earned a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Colorado at Boulder and is now a postdoctoral scholar in physics (doing experimental quantum information) at ETH Zurich.]
  • Jamie Hill, Physics, University of Oxford, The Physics of Crowding, Packing, and Adsorbing. (Joint with Radek Erban and Nick Jones.) [Winter 2009. Jamie is now a D.Phil. student in the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre at University of Oxford.]
  • Till Hoffmann, Physics, University of Oxford, Routing on Spatiotemporal Networks Without Global Knowledge. [Fall 2011--Summer 2012. Till is now a Ph.D. student in mathematics at Imperial College London.]
  • Scott Holmes, Physics, University of Oxford, On Bose-Einstein Condensates with Spatially Inhomogeneous Scattering Length. [Winter 2012. Scott is now a Ph.D. student in physics at University of Birmingham.]
  • Tom Hosking, Physics, University of Oxford, Random Networks with Clustering. (Joint with Nick Jones.) [Winter 2010. Tom graduated from Oxford in 2010.]
  • Ta Chu ("Calvin") Kao, Physics, University of Oxford, Multilayer Networks. [Fall 2015--Winter 2016]
  • Kris Kazlowski, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Caltech, Periodic Orbits in Generalized Mushroom Billiards. Kris also updated Steven Lansel's billiard simulation software: Matlab Billiard Simulator 2006. [Appendix on 2006 updates (9/14/06)] [Summer 2006. Kris is now a quantitative analyst for Susquehanna International Group.]
  • Eric Kelsic, Physics, Caltech, Community Detection in Facebook Networks. [Summer 2005. Eric was an NDSEG fellow and earned a Ph.D. systems biology from Harvard University. He is now a postdoc in genetics at Harvard Medical School.]
  • Dominic Kerr, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Modelling Terrorist Networks. [Fall 2010--Winter 2011. Dom is now a Ph.D. student in University of Warwick's Doctoral Training Centre on Complex Systems.]
  • Ritvik Kharkar, Mathematics of Computation, UCLA, Data-Driven Forecasting of Retention Within the UCLA Mathematics Major [Fall 2016--Spring 2017]
  • Jennifer Kitson, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Robustness in Interdependent Networks. [Fall 2013--Winter 2014. Jen now works at Metaswitch Networks.]
  • Franziska Klingner, Physics, University of Oxford, Opinion Models on Networks with Community Structure. (Joint with Nick Jones and David Smith.) [Winter 2009. Franziska subsequently became a student at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, and I believe that she now works for McKinsey & Company.]
  • Yi Ming Lai, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Nonlinear Waves in Randomised Granular Chains. [Summer 2008--Summer 2009. Yi Ming subsequently earned a D.Phil. in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. He then became a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at University of Strathclyde and is now a Research Fellow in the School of Computing at University of Leeds.]
  • Steven Lansel, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, One-Particle and Few-Particle Billiards. Steven also produced some software: Billiard Simulator 2004 for Matlab [Documentation (5/02/04)]. Billiard Simulator 2006 (includes updates by Kris Kazlowski); [Appendix on 2006 updates (9/14/06)]. (Joint with Leonid Bunimovich.) [Summer 2003--Spring 2004, Fall 2004--Spring 2005. Steven was Goldwater fellowship nominee. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and is now working on algorithms for imaging products at Olympus.]
  • Sean Li, Mathematics, Caltech, The Dynamics of Plankton Under the Effect of Resource Fluctuations. [Summer 2005. Sean earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from New York University (Courant Institute) in 2013 and is now an L. E. Dickson Instructore (i.e., postdoctoral scholar) in Mathematics at University of Chicago. He has an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.]
  • Matt Lowe, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Attachment Mechanisms in Catalogue Networks. (Joint with Nick Jones.) [Summer 2009. Matt is now working for Metaswitch Networks.]
  • Tom Mainiero, Physics, Caltech, Quantization of a Free Particle Interacting Linearly with a Harmonic Oscillator. [Summer 2006--Summer 2007. Tom is now a Physics Ph.D. student at UT Austin.]
  • Olga Mandelshtam, Mathematics and Computer Science, Caltech, Growth Models for Online Social Networks. [Summer 2007. Olga graduated from Caltech in 2009.]
  • Xianglin ("Flora") Meng, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Centrality Measures in Multilayer Networks (2014--2015 academic year, joint with Mikko Kivelä) and Opinion Formation Models on Networks Based on Game Theory (2015--2016 academic year, joint with Robert Van Gorder). [Fall 2014--Winter 2015, Fall 2015--Winter 2016. Flora is now a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at MIT.]
  • Behram Mistree, Mathematics, MIT, A Continuum Coupled Map Approach to Modeling Pattern Formation in Periodically Forced Granular Media. (Joint with Shui-Nee Chow.) [Summer 2003. Behram subsequently earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) from MIT in 2007 and then got an M.Eng. in EECS from MIT in 2008. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.]
  • Yulian Ng, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Community Structure in Epidemics. [Fall 2010--Winter 2011. Yulian is now a Ph.D. student in Computing at Imperial College.]
  • Liuyi ("Ye") Pei, Physics, Caltech, A Network Analysis of Congressional Roll Call Voting Networks. [Summer 2007. Ye earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine and is now a postdoc in Astronomy at UIUC.]
  • Joseph Pollard, Mathematics & Computer Science, The Effect of a Dissipative Reservoir on the Dynamics of Delta-Kicked Oscillators [Fall 2015--Winter 2016. Joe is now a Ph.D. student in the Complexity Science Doctoral Training Centre at University of Warwick.]
  • James Ramsay, University of Oxford, Cascades on Networks. (Joint with Sergey Melnik.) [Fall 2011. James technically had just finished his undergraduate Mathematics degree at Oxford when he worked with me. He is now a petroleum engineer at ERC Equipoise.]
  • Stephen Reid, Physics, University of Oxford, Legislatures as Spin Glasses. (Joint with Nick Jones and JP Onnela.) [Winter 2008. Stephen subsequently got a Masters degree in Complex Systems from University of Bristol, then worked at New Economics Foundatio, and is now founder and director of The Psychadelic Society.]
  • Jennifer Rieser, Physics, Georgia Tech, Transient Amplification and Contact Line Instability in the Spreading of a Thin Liquid Film. (Joint with Slaven Peles.) [Fall 2004--Spring 2005. Jennifer obtained a Masters in Physics from Cornell University subsequently earned her Ph.D. in Physics from University of Pennsylvania. She is now a postdoc in Physics at Georgia Tech.]
  • Edward Rolls, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Stability of Complex Ecosystems [Summer 2012] and subsequently Sports Coaching Networks: Using Community Detection to Analyse Coaching Strategies [Fall 2013--Winter 2014]. [Starting in Fall 2014, Eddie will be a D.Phil. student in the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre at University of Oxford.]
  • Steffen Schaper, Physics, University of Oxford, Network Discovery. (Joint with Nick Jones and Eduardo Lopez.) [Winter 2009. Steffen is now a D.Phil. student in Theoretical Physics at University of Oxford.]
  • Caroline Seabrook, Applied Math, Georgia Tech, A Singular Value Decomposition Analysis of Grade Distributions. (Joint with Shui-Nee Chow.) [Summer 2004--Spring 2005. Caroline is now a Ph.D. student in statistics at North Carolina State University. (She earned her Masters in that program in Spring 2007.) She is concurrently working as a graduate assistant at SAS Institute Inc.]
  • James Service, Physics, University of Oxford, Discrete Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates. (Joint with Dieter Jaksch.) [Winter 2010]
  • Jack Setford, Physics, University of Oxford, Models of Granular Networks in Two and Three Dimensions. [Fall 2013--Winter 2014. Jack is now a Ph.D. student in physics at University of Sussex.]
  • Udbhav ("Woody") Sharma, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, Effects of Cubic Hardening Nonlinearities on the Flutter of a Three Degree-of-Freedom Airfoil. (Joint with Slaven Peles.) [Fall 2004--Spring 2005. Woody is now working at the Liquid Propulation Systems Center of the Indian Space Research Organization.]
  • Joe Staines, Physics, University of Oxford, The Impact of the Credit Crisis on Correlation in Foreign Exchange Markets. (Joint with Sam Howison, although my D.Phil. student Martin Gould is the one who actually advised Joe.) [Winter 2010. Joe is now a Ph.D. student at the Centre in Financial Computing at University College London.]
  • Adrianne Stroup, Aeronautics, Caltech, Dynamics of Multi-Component Pendula. [Summer 2004. Adrianne is now working as a Systems Engineer at Amonix Inc.]
  • Sandra (Ranković) Stupar, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Recurrences in Multiple-Particle Billiard Systems (2010 report). [Summer 2010, Summer 2011. Sandra is now a Ph.D. student in physics at ETH Zurich.]
  • Robert Sworder, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Matter-Wave Solitons in Dynamical Superlattices. [Summer 2008. Robert is now working as a software developer for Metaswitch Networks.]
  • Aqil Taiyeb, Physics, University of Oxford, Spatial Networks and Human Mobility: An Application of the Intervening Opportunities Model to the London Cycle Hire Scheme. [Fall 2013--Winter 2014]
  • Timur Tankayev, Mathematics, University of Oxford, An Analysis of Changes in Mathematical Subfields Via Time-Dependent Coauthorship Network. [Fall 2012--Winter 2013. Starting in Fall 2014, Timur will be a Ph.D. student in Operations Research at Georgia Tech.]
  • Nimish Telang, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Oxford, An Investigation of Federal Election Donation Networks from 1980 to 2010.[Fall 2011--Winter 2012]
  • Jessica Tran, Mathematics of Computation, UCLA, Data-Driven Forecasting of Retention Within the UCLA Mathematics Major" [Fall 2016--Spring 2017]
  • Jessica (Snyder) Troyer, Applied Math, Georgia Tech, Mathematical Models of Bipolar Disorder. [Summer 2003. After graduation, Jessica worked at L-3 Communications Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. She is now working on raising two young children.]
  • James ("Jimmy") Wall, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Opinion Dynamics and Community Structure in Complex Networks. (Joint with Nick Jones.) [Summer 2008. Jimmy is now working in finance in London.]
  • Casey Warmbrand, Discrete Math, Georgia Tech, A Network Analysis of Committees in the United States House of Representatives. (Joint with Peter Mucha.) [Summer 2003--Fall 2003. Casey is now a Ph.D. student in Mathematics at University of Arizona.]
  • William ("Austin") Webb, Computer Science, Caltech, Spectral Statistics in Quantum Mushroom Billiards. [Summer 2006. Austin earned a Ph.D. in the Computer Science and Engineering program at University of Washington. He was then a software engineer at Algorithmia Inc and is now the algorithmist at Enigma Technologies.]
  • Tatjana Wiese, Mathematics, Caltech, Faraday Patterns in Bose-Einstein Condensates. [Summer 2006. Tatjana completed the one-year post-baccalaureate IRTA program at the National Institutes of Health and is now a Ph.D. student in Naural Computation at Carnegie Mellon University.]
  • Xiangyun ("Ella") Xu, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Oxford, An Analysis of Voting Gerrymandering with Matrices. (Joint with Nick Jones.) [Summer 2008. Ella subsequently earned a Masters degree in Financial Engineering from Columbia University.]
  • Fabian Ying, Mathematics, University of Oxford, Dynamical Processes on Random Geometric Graphs. (Joint with Sang Hoon Lee.) [Summer 2013. Since Fall 2015, Fabian has been a D.Phil. student in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. He is in the Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling Centre for Doctoral Training, and I am one of his supervisors.]
  • Yan Zhang, Mathematics, Caltech, Legislation Cosponsorship Networks in Congress. [Summer 2006. Yan earned a Ph.D. student in Mathematics from University of Chicago and was the recipient of an NSF graduate fellowship. He then got a job as a quantitative analyst at Deutsche Bank and subsequently at the Citi group.]
  • Keyu ("Kurt") Zhu, Mathematics, Shanghai Jaio Tong University (visiting student from Cross-disciplinary Scholars in Science and Technology (CSST) program), Games on Networks [Summer 2017]

  • Past Visitors

  • Prof. Alexandre Arenas, Enginyeria Informática i Matemátiques, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. [7/12]
  • Prof. Erik M. Bollt, Mathematics & Computer Science, Clarkson University. [8/09--10/09]
  • Prof. Javier Martín Buldú, Centro de Tecnología Biomédica, UPM - Montegancedo, Spain. [6/16--9/16]
  • Dr. Davide Cellai, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick. (Visiting postdoctoral scholar) [2/11]
  • Pau Erola, Enginyeria Informática i Matemátiques, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Routing Dynamics on Internet Networks. (Visiting Ph.D. student. Sang Hoon Lee was the main advisor, and I was the secondary advisor.) [9/12--6/13]
  • Prof. James P. Gleeson, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Limerick [7/17]
  • Prof. Maria Clara Caontilho Grácio, Matemática, Universidade de Évora [4/17--6/17]
  • Clara Granell, Enginyeria Informática i Matemátiques, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. (Visiting Ph.D. student) [7/12]
  • Huiyi Hu, Mathematics, UCLA. (Visiting Ph.D. student.) [12/12]
  • Jonas Søgaard Juul, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Social Influence on Networks with Synergy and Hipsters (Visiting Masters student.) [4/15--7/15. Jonas is now a Ph.D. student at the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen.]
  • Florian Klimm, Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Filtrations and Contagion Dynamics on Networks. (Visiting Masters student) [8/13--10/13. Flow is now a D.Phil. student at University of Oxford in the Centre for Doctoral Training on Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences (SABS).]
  • Dr. Lucas Lacasa, Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Fidelity and Loschmidt Echoes on Networks [7/17--8/17]
  • Dr. Sergey Melnik, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick, Cascades on Networks. (Visiting postdoctoral scholar) [1/10--3/10]
  • Atieh Mirshahvalad, Physics, Umeå Universitet, Networks. (Visiting Ph.D. student) [11/12]
  • Camilo Palazuelos Calderón, Universidad de Cantabria, Time-Dependent Community Structure in Networks. (Visiting Ph.D. student) [9/13--11/13]
  • Yohei Sakamoto, Physics, Kyoto University, Exploring the Adjacent Possible with Random Walks on Networks [10/15--1/16; visiting Ph.D. student]
  • Prof. Jesús San Martín Moreno, Matemática Aplicada, ETSIDI, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid, Time Towards Convergence to Periodic Orbits in Discrete Dynamical Systems. [9/12--12/12]
  • Prof. Jesús San Martín Moreno, Matemática Aplicada, ETSIDI, Universidad Polit?cnica de Madrid, An Agent-Based Model for Foliage Growth. [8/17--9/17]
  • Prof. Madabushi Srinivasan Santhanam, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) [7/15--8/15]
  • Jie ("Rio") Sun, Mathematics & Computer Science, Clarkson University. (Visiting Ph.D. student) [9/09--10/09]
  • Prof. Doreen Anne Thomas, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne. [5/14--7/14]
  • Prof. Mary Lou Zeeman, Mathematics, Bowdoin College. [1/14--7/14, 3/16--8/16]