Network dynamics and complexity

May 20, 2016 – 14.30
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Venue: Polo scientifico e tecnologico “Fabio Ferrari”, Povo 1 Building – Room A107

The event is organized by the Department of Physics and the CIMeC, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences of the University of Trento.


The field of the workshop “Network dynamics and complexity” encompasses a number of research areas that are currently very relevant for Physics, Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology.

In Physics, an important underlying aim is the identification of universal laws (e.g., scaling laws) that apply across very different systems; pursuing this goal requires the development of robust time-series analysis and system modelling tools.

In Neuroscience there is an interest in modelling and characterizing the complex relationships between brain networks in health and in disease, at rest or in response to external stimuli.

In Psychology, a main research topic consists in understanding whether fixed network structures mediate function or whether different functions instantiate qualitatively different networks.

Goal of the workshop

This workshop aims to bring together local researchers working on network structure, dynamics and complexity.

The format of the workshop is tailored to promote informal discussion and brainstorming and, possibly, new collaborations on common research areas.


14.15-14.30 Venue time
14.30-16.30 FIRST SESSION - Chair and opening remarks: Leonardo Ricci
  • Ludovico Minati
    CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
    Remote synchronization of amplitudes across an experimental ring of non-linear oscillators
  • Alessio Lugnan
    Department of Physics, University of Trento
    Photonic integrated circuits as reservoir computing platform
  • Uri Hasson
    CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
    The impact of context and plasticity on functional and anatomical brain networks
  • Jorge Jovicich
    CIMeC - Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
    Evaluating MRI-derived neural dynamic markers
  • Angelo Bifone
    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (Trento)
    Modular organization of resting state functional connectivity networks: breaking the resolution limit by surprise
  • Albrecht Haase
    Department of Physics, University of Trento
    Spatially resolved time-frequency analysis of odour coding in the insect's olfactory system
16.30-17.00 Coffee break
17.00-19.00 SECOND SESSION - Chair and closing remarks: Uri Hasson
  • Leonardo Ricci
    Department of Physics, University of Trento
    Can we distinguish a noisy network from a chaotic one?
  • Stefano Panzeri
    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Rovereto (Trento)
    Dynamics and information coding in networks of neurons
  • Davide Bigoni
    Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento
    Self-oscillating elastic systems
  • Emanuele Olivetti
    CIMeC-FBK, Trento
    Detecting changes in brain connectivity across time
  • Mario Lauria
    COSBI, Computational Systems Biology, Microsoft Research and University of Trento, Rovereto (Trento)
    Rank-based signatures: a novel approach to complex data analysis
  • Stefania Ottaviano
    CREATE-NET, Trento
    The influence of the population contact network on the dynamics of epidemics transmission

Target audience

The workshop is addressed to Principal Investigators of the University of Trento with an active work related to complexity and network science.

Advanced graduate students, PhD students, Post-Docs and research fellows are also invited to participate.


The registrations are closed (registration deadline: May 12, 2016).


  • Leonardo Ricci, Department of Physics
  • Uri Hasson, CIMeC, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences