The Reading Group meets biweekly on Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:35pm, in the Decision Theater (first floor) in Farrell Hall (Trinity Campus).
|Nov 20||Sears Merritt and Aaron Clauset||"Scoring dynamics across professional team sports: tempo, balance and predictability"|
|Nov 6||Nicholas B. Turk-Browne||"Functional Interactions as Big Data in the Human Brain"|
|Oct 09||Luís M. A. Bettencourt||"The Origins of Scaling in Cities"|
|Sept 25||Lilian Weng, Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn||"Virality Prediction and Community Structure in Social Networks"|
|Sept 11||Erik Andreas Martens, Shashi Thutupalli, Antoine Fourrière, and Oskar Hallatschek||"Chimera states in mechanical oscillator networks"|
|Aug 28||Lijun Suna, Kay W. Axhausena, Der-Horng Leeb, and Xianfeng Huanga||"Understanding metropolitan patterns of daily encounters"|
|May 15||Dirk Helbing||"Globally networked risks and how to respond"|
|April 24||Daniel W. McShea, Wim Hordijk||"Complexity by Subtraction"|
|April 10||Thomas Grund, Christian Waloszek, Dirk Helbing||"How Natural Selection Can Create Both Self- and Other-Regarding Preferences, and Networked Minds"|
|Mar 27||Joshua M. Epstein||"Agent-Based Computational Models and Generative Social Science"|
|Feb 27||Stefan Thurner, J. Doyne Farmer, John Geanakoplos||"Leverage causes fat tails and clustered volatility"|
|Feb 13||Jeff Clune, Jean-Baptiste Mouret and Hod Lipson||"The evolutionary origins of modularity"|
|Jan30||Tobias Galla and J. Doyne Farmer||"Complex dynamics in learning complicated games"|
|Dec 5||Sugihara et al||Detecting Causality in Complex Ecosystems|
|Nov 7||Dobson et al||Complex systems analysis of series of blackouts: Cascading failure, critical points, and self-organization|
|Oct 24||Torres-Sosa, Huang & Aldana||Criticality is an emergent property of genetic networks that exhibit evolvability|
|Sept 26||Bond et al||A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization (see also: supplement; press [Markoff, NYTimes])|
|Sept 12||ENCODE Project Consortium||An integrated encyclopedia of DNA elements in the human genome
(see also: press [Maher, Nature]; press [Kolata, NY Times])
|June 20||Feng et al||Linking agent-based models and stochastic models of financial markets|
|June 6||Bettencourt et al||Urban Scaling and Its Deviations: Revealing the Structure of Wealth, Innovation and Crime Across Cities
(see also: Commentary [by authors])
|May 23||Gallup et al||Visual attention and the acquisition of information in human crowds
(see also: press)
|May 2||Ugander et al||Structural Diversity in Social Contagion
(see also: press)
|Apr 11||Johnson, Zhao, Hunsader, Meng, Ravindar, Carran & Tivnan||"Financial black swans driven by ultrafast machine ecology"
(see also: press)
|Mar 28||Thurner, Szell & Sinatra||Emergence of Good Conduct, Scaling and Zipf Laws in Human Behavioral Sequences in an Online World (see also: press)|
|Mar 14||Simini, Gonzalez, Maritan & Barabasi||A universal model for mobility and migration patterns
(see also: supplement; press)
|Feb 22||Nishimoto, Vu, Naselaris, Benjamini, Yu & Gallant||Reconstructing Visual Experiences from Brain Activity Evoked by Natural Movies
(see also: group website; press release; Youtube clip)
|Feb 8||Thomas C. Schelling||Dynamic Models of Segregation|
|Jan 25||Couzin et al||Uninformed Individuals Promote Democratic Consensus in Animal Groups
(see also: Commentary: Can Ignorance Promote Democracy? [West & Bergstrom])
|Jan 11||Reshef et al||Detecting Novel Associations in Large Data Sets
(see also: Commentary by Philip Ball; Commentary in Science)
|Nov 30||Khatiba et al & Foldit Players||Algorithm discovery by protein folding game players|
|Nov 9||Pickard et al||Time-critical social mobilization|
|Oct 26||Petersen et al||Statistical laws governing fluctuations in word use from word birth to word death
(see also: Google's Ngram Viewer; related work with Google Books: Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books)
|Oct 12||Crane & Sornette||Robust dynamic classes revealed by measuring the response function of a social system
(see also: Endogenous versus exogenous origins of crises)
|Sept 28||Johnson & Fowler||The evolution of overconfidence
(see also: News & Views perspective)
|Sept 7||Hsiang, Meng & Cane||Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate
(see also: News & Views perspective and Criticism & response [see comment #5])
|Aug 25||Ott, Choi, Cardie & Hancock||Finding Deceptive Opinion Spam by Any Stretch of the Imagination
(see also: In a Race to Out-Rave, 5-Star Web Reviews Go for $5)
|July 28||Sparrow, Liu & Wegner||Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips
(see also: Commentary and Forbes' article)
|June 30||Romero, Meeder & Kleinberg||"Differences in the Mechanics of Information Diffusion Across Topics: Idioms, Political Hashtags, and Complex Contagion on Twitter"
(see also: Jon Kleinberg's website)
|June 16||Liu, Slotine & Barabasi||"Controllability of complex networks"
(see also: companion website)
|June 2||Helbing & Yu||"The outbreak of cooperation among success-driven individuals under noisy conditions"|
|May 19||Waibel, Floreano, & Keller||"A Quantitative Test of Hamilton's Rule for the Evolution of Altruism" + Additional Reading (Aatish)|
|May 5||Mlot, Tovey & Hu||"Fire ants self-assemble into waterproof rafts to survive floods" + Additional Reading (Grossman)|
|April 21||Quentin D. Atkinson||"Phonemic Diversity Supports a Serial Founder Effect Model of Language Expansion from Africa" + Additional Reading (Wade)|
|April 21||M. Dunn et al||"Evolved structure of language shows lineage-specific trends in word-order universals" + Additional Reading (Keim)|
|April 7||M.S. Harr'e et al||"The aggregate complexity of decisions in the game of Go"|
|March 24||Wilf & Evans||"There's plenty of time for evolution"|
|Feb 24||John Geanakoplos||"Solving the Present Crisis and Managing the Leverage Cycle"|
|Feb 10||S. Cauchemez et al.||"Role of social networks in shaping disease transmission during a community outbreak of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza" [see article on results]|
|Jan 27||J.-B. Michel et al.||"Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books"|
|Dec 8||Stuart Kauffman||Presentation: "Res Extensa and Res Potentia: A Theory of Consciousness"|
|Nov 17||(no paper)||Roundtable discussion: Current boundaries of complexity science, big and small|
|Nov 3||Wang, Liao & Zhang||"Genomic patterns of pleiotropy and the evolution
|Oct 20||Buldyrev, Parshani, Paul, Stanley & Havlin||"Catastrophic cascade of failures in interdependent networks"
Commentary: "Networked Networks Are Prone to Epic Failure"
|Oct 6||Woolley, Chabris, Pentland, Hashmi & Malone||"Evidence for a collective intelligence factor in the performance of human groups"|
|Sept 22||Espinosa-Soto & Wagner||"Specialization can drive the evolution of modularity"|
|Sept 8||Nowak, Tarnita & Wilson||"The evolution of eusociality"
Commentary: "Scientists square off on evolutionary value of helping relatives"
|April 8||Schmidt & Lipson||"Distilling free-form natural laws from experimental data"|
|Feb 25||Kearns, Judd, Tan & Wortman||"Behavioral experiments on biased voting in networks"|
|Feb 11||Fowler & Christakis||"Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: Longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study"|
|Feb 4||Braess et al.||"On a paradox of traffic planning" (read the original in German)
Commentary: "Preface to 'On a paradox of traffic planning'"
|Jan 21||Kashtan & Alon||"Spontaneous evolution of modularity and network motifs"|
|Oct 29||Guimera, Uzzi, Spiro & Amaral||"Team assembly mechanisms determine collaboration network structure and team performance"|
|Oct 22||Wuchty, Jones & Uzzi||"The increasing dominance of teams in production of knowledge"|
|Oct 8||Youn, Gastner & Jeong||"The price of anarchy in transportation networks: Efficiency and optimality control"|
|Oct 1||Hill, Bentley & Dunbar||"Network scaling reveals consistent fractal pattern in hierarchical mammalian societies"|
|Sept 24||Kemp & Tenenbaum||"The discovery of structural form" + appendix|
|Sept 17||Gonzalez, Hidalgo & Barabasi||"Understanding individual human mobility patterns"|
|Sept 10||Chris Anderson||"The end of theory: The data deluge makes the scientific method obsolete"|
|April 24||S. C. Albright
S. Arbesman & S. Strogatz
|"A statistical analysis of hitting streaks in baseball"
"A journey to baseball's alternate universe"
|April 3||Richard Breen||"Social mobility in Europe"|
|Feb 21||Michael Batty
Makse et al.
|"The size, scale, and shape of cities"
"Modelling urban growth patterns"
|Feb 7||Lieberman, Michel, Jackson, Tang1 & Nowak
Atkinson, Meade, Venditti, Greenhill, & Pagel
|"Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of language"
"Languages evolve in punctuational bursts"
|Jan 24||W. B. Rouse||"Complex engineered, organizational and natural systems: Issues underlying the complexity of systems and fundamental research needed to address these issues"|
|Nov 07||K. Zhang & T. J. Sejnowski
Chen, Hall, & Chklovskii
|"A universal scaling law between gray matter and white matter of cerebral cortex"
"Wiring optimization can relate neuronal structure and function"
|Oct. 24||R. D'Souza et al.
A.-L. Barabasi & R. Albert
|"Emergence of tempered preferential attachment from optimization"
"Emergence of scaling in random networks"
|Oct 10||Liu et al.
Hidalgo et al.
|"Complexity of coupled human and natural systems"
"The product space conditions the development of nations"
|Sept 26||Lim, Metzler, & Bar-Yam||"Global pattern formation and ethnic/cultural violence"|
|Sept 12||Michel Balinski & Rida Laraki||"A theory of measuring, electing, and ranking"|
|Apr 25||Bettencourt, Lobo, Helbing, Kuhnert, & West||"Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities"|
||Michael Gastner & Mark Newman
||"Shape and efficiency in spatial distribution networks"
"The spatial structure of networks"
"Optimal design of spatial distribution networks"
||Shen-Orr, Milo, Mangan, & Alon
Itzkovitz, Levitt, Kastan, Milo, Itzkovitz, & Alon
|"Network motifs in the transcriptional regulation network of Escherichia coli"
"Coarse-graining and self-dissimilarity of complex networks"
||Philip Ball||"The physical modelling of human social systems"|
|"Complexity and climate"
"Increasing destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years"
||Weng, Bhalla, & Iyengar
Koch & Laurent
|"Complexity in biological signaling systems"
"Complexity and the nervous system"
|Jan 24||George M. Whitesides, et al.||"Complexity in chemistry"|
|Jan 10||P.W. Anderson||"More is different"|