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Example PhD Student Miniprojects

Erasmus Mundus Masters in Complex Systems students undertake a mini research project during both M1 and M2 of their training. Below is a list of the students along with the wide range of projects they worked on:

2010 Intake

M1 Project (node)

M2 Project (node)

Qingyi Feng
Depression – predictors of patterns of illness over time (Warwick) HIV Community Viral Load: Towards a more Comprehensive Measure (Ecole Polytechnique)
Minsu Kim

Measured for Complexity and the Two-dimensional Ising model (Gothenberg)

Modelling the Spatial Spread of Wolbachia Bacteria in Mosquitoes (Warwick)

Seyed Mostafa Mousavi

Contagion and Stability in Financial Networks (Warwick) Super Hedging Strategy with Shortfall Possibility in Continuous Time with Stochastic Volatility (Ecole Polytechnique)
Yan Zhang The Discovery and Growth Process of Scientific Knowledge (Ecole Polytechnique) Target tracking and multiple threat assessment of radar vehicle signatures (Warwick)
Korsuk Sirinukwattana Flows of Information in Advection-Diffusion-Reaction System (Chalmers) Bayesian Hierarchical Clustering with a Gaussian Conjugate Prior (Warwick)
Aditya Challa Path Coalescence and it's Applications (Gothenburg) Insurance Models and risk-function premium principle (Warwick)
Helen Broome Agent Based Modelling of Inter-Racial Partnership Patterns in New Zealand (Warwick) The Role of Unobserved heterogeneity in the returns to education (Ecole Polytechnique)
Lucas Martinez Automated Code translation: Implementation of a tool to help in the migration of a .NET solution to a Google Web Toolkit (Ecole Polytechnique) Automotive Rotary-Bell Spray Painting (Gothenburg)
Jesus Erasmo Batta Quintero Tag-Based Cooperation in Dynamic Networks (Warwick) Endogenization of Time and Spatial Traits in Metamimetic Games: The example of Social Dilemmas (Ecole Polytechnique)
Defne Askar Optimization of Energy Conversion Technologies in Turkey (Gothenburg) Complex Patterns of Human Mobility in UK (Warwick)
Girish Sharma A report on Kondo physics in presence of Rashba SOI on the edge of a quantum spin Hall insulator (Gothenburg) Concentration properties of Gaussian Random Fields (Ecole Polytechnique)
Esteban Guevera Statistical Physics in the Modeling of Financial Markets (Gothenburg) Statistical Analysis of High Frequency Financial Time Series: Individual and Collective Stock Dynamics (Ecole Polytechnique)
Alexander Lovisolo Lattice Permutations and Poisson-Dirichlet Distribution of Cycle Lengths (Warwick) Dynamics and Finite Size Effects in a Neuron Population Model (Ecole Polytechnique)
Dominic Hunt An investigation into the effect of recommendation thresholds on item diffusion in homophily-driven systems (Ecole Polytechnique) An exploration of harvesting strategies in a spatial dynamic game (Gothenburg)
Luis Carlos Garcia Del Molino Condensation in disordered stochastic particle systems (Warwick) Dymanics of Randomly Connected Systems with Applications to Neural Networks. (Ecole Polytechnique)
Claudia Cioli Generalised competition interfaces for TASEP (Warwick) Large FMRI Databases Meta-Anaylsis: Towards a Multiscale Model of the Cortex (Ecole Polytechnique)
Aleksandar Jacimovic The Impact of the Large Scale Financial and Monetary Integration on the Global Financial System Stability (Gothenburg) Interbank Market Structure and the Bank Lending Channel of Monetary Policy Transmission (Warwick)

2011 Intake

M1 Project (node)

M2 Project (node)

Erick Martins Ratamero Endogenization of Network Topology in Metamimetic Games (Ecole Polytechnique) "A Multiple-landscape Model on Innovation". (Chalmers)
Arturo Leos Zamorategui Networks of Motoneurons with Mixed-Mode Oscillations (Warwick) 'Finite-size scaling of the dynamical free energy in a kinetically constrained model' (Ecole Polytechnique)
Evgeny Ryskin

Co-evolution of financial regulation and financial systems (Warwick)

"Branching Diffusions and Non-Linear Black-Scholes PDEs "(Ecole Polytechnique)
James Newling Bat Species Classification by Sound (Ecole Polytechnique) Joint Sparse Graphical Model Estimation (Warwick)
Sergii Voronov Detecting Human Faces (Gothenburg University) "Detecting and tracking human faces". (Gothenburg)
Prince Osei Estimating Speciation and extinction rates using Phylogenies: Development and Implementation of a Probablistic Model (Ecole Polytechnique) Comparison of Monte Carlo Network Imputation and Multitype Probabilities for Epidemic Inference in Household Models (Warwick)
Martin Andrade Simulations of asymmetric segregation of damaged proteis during yeast-cell division (Gothenburg University) "Modeling Evolution in Spatially Distributed Populations" (Ecole Polytechnique)
Aldo Mora Sanchez An information theoretical approach to the inverse problem in collective animal behaviour (Chalmers) "Evaluating the efectiveness of interventions by evidence-based approaches: The farm advice case." (Ecole Polytechnique)
Fengchong Wang Applying High-Dimensional Hidden Markov Model and Clustering Analysis in Drosophila melanogaster Chromatim Classification (Warwick) "Evolution under selection and recombination". (Chalmers)
Francisco Almeida A route to cream cheese via Geometric Modelling (Ecole Polytechnique) "Quantum field theory for gene switching" (Chalmers)
Karlis Goba Assessing behaviour of C. elegans through video analysis using a worm tracking system (Warwick) "A study of restricted diffusion in porous media using graph theory". (Chalmers)
Stefano Ugliano Coherent structures and turbulence in two-dimensional hydrodynamics (Warwick) "Methods for comparing networks and applications to urban networks" (Ecole Polytechnique)
Jude Fletcher (Warwick)
Ömer Yuksel
Emergence and Evolution of Network Structure in Rock Music (Warwick) "Local Community Detection in Complex Networks". (Chalmers)



M1 Project (node)

M2 Project (node)

Clio Gonzalez-Zacarias

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Prof Haka Fischer and Prof Lennart Hogmanm, Stockholm University (Gothenburg University)


Martinez Mayorquin

''From Single Neuron Dynamics to Emergent Spatiotemporal States
Dr Magnus Richardson (Systems Biology) (Warwick)
Investigation of emergent properties of visual perception using data-driven modelling and simulation, Andrew Davison (Ecole Polytechnique)
Menglong Fu Non-equilibrium Steady State in the Lorentz Channel, Alexanros Konstantins Karlis (Warwick)

Minn Quan Nguyen

(Gothenburg University)
Multi-Armed Bandit Problem and it's Applications in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Prof Paul Bourgine (Ecole Polytecnique)
Esteban Velez "Renormalization group and transition to chaos"(Gothenburg University) Statistical Mechanics of Collective Motion Prof Hugues Chate, Commissariat Atomic and Alternative Energies (Ecole Polytechnique)
Merve Alanyali
"Quantifying the Realtionship Between
Financial News and Market Behavior "(Warwick)
Dr Tobias Preis ( WBS) Sr Helen Susannah Moat (ext)
Can Flickr Activity Give Insight into Protests? Dr Tobias Preis (WBS Warwick)(Chalmers/Warwick)

Martin Perez-Guevara


Prof Christopher James and Sylvester Rosario (WMG)
Syntax Processing in language and Mathematical Formulas
Zhenji Lv "Agent-based model in Artificial Stock Market" Gothenburg University) Financial Hedging System in a Volatile Environment, Jonathan Knuppel (Jaguar Landrover)(Warwick)
Veronika Siska 'Disease dynamics in metapopulations' (Gothenburg University) ''Strain Dynamics of Influenza A'', Prof Matt Keeling(Warwick)



''Traffic Flow Modelling Conceptual Model and Specific Implementations'', Thomas Lacroix - The CoSMo Company - Internship (Ecole Polytechnique)
Hakim Khalifi Video Analytics, analyzing heterogenous sources of video, Vitalie Schiopu, Accenture - Internship (Ecole Polytechnique)
Bart Van Merrienboer
"Complex network analysis of railway systems".
(Ecole Polytechnique)
Deep learning for machine translation, Prof Bengio, University Montreal, Canada - Internship (Gothenburg University)
Michail Kovanis ''Evaluating alternative systems of peer review: An agent-based modelling approach of scientific publication'' Ludovic Trinquart, Hotel-Dieu - Internship (Ecole Polytechnique)

2013 Intake

 M1 Project (node)

M2 Project (node)

David Akinyemi
Volatility of Options in Financial Markets
Pricing European Barrier Options with Partial Differential Equations (Warwick), Alili Larbi
Erich Andrag "An Autoencoder as a Naive Approach to Audio Source Separation" (Warwick), Ben Graham (Complexity and Statistics)
Joseph Dewdney
Robyn Ffrancon ''Reversing Operators for Semantic Backpropagation'' (Ecole Polytechnique), Marc Schoenauer
Anna Keuchenius ''The evolution of a new music genre as an expanding network; a quantitative systems approach to study innovation in the creative economy'' (Warwick), Jonathan Cave (Economics) and Abhinay Muthoo (Economics)
Maria Koroliuk "Analysis of big data set of urban traffic data" (Warwick), Colm Connaughton (Complexity and Mathematics)
Elena Kochkina
"Data Analysis and Processing in Video Rate Electrochemical Scanning Probe Microscopy" (Warwick), Patrick Unwin and Kim McKelvey (Chemistry)
"Analysis and evaluation of classification models for disease detection using human gut metagenomic data".
Alexander Kovrig ''Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Applied to Resting State MEG'' (Warwick), Jianfeng Feng (Computer Science)
Catalina Obando
"Evolving Control Rules for Complex Systems" (Warwick), Juergen Branke (WBS)
"Graph Models of Brain Connectivity Networks" (Ecole Polytechnique), Fabrizio De Vico Fallani
Alvaro Perez Diaz "The Minority Game: Evolution of Strategy Scores" (Chalmers), Mats Granth
Ana Victoria Ponce Bobadilla ''Stochastic model for tumor control probability:effects of repair from sublethal damage'' (Ecole Polytechnique), Helen Byrne and Philip Maini
Yuping Ren "Topological Data Analysis on Music Networks" (Ecole Polytechnique)
Jan Rombouts "Mathematical Modeling of the cell cycle" (Warwick), Todd Young (Ohio University)
Diana Sifuentes Munch
"Cell shape and cell motion" (Warwick), Anne Straube (CMCB)
Topology Effects on the Process of Social Diierentiation in Metamimetic Games: Random Networks, Small World Networks, Scale-Free Networks and Some Real World Examples (Ecole Polytechnique), David Chavalarias
Iryna Sivak
"Bayesian Inverse Problems" (Warwick), Andrew Stuart (Maths)
"Tearing Instabilities: Fracture of Thin Sheets by Blunt Objects" (Ecole Polytechnique)

2014 Intake

M1 Project (node)

M2 Project (node)

Natalya Bondarenko

Optimizing Job Scheduling on Multicore Computers (Warwick), Ligang He (Computer Science)

Instruction Prefetching (Ecole Polytechnique)

Jacopo Credi

Collective behaviour and stigmergy in populations of cancer cells (Warwick), Jean-Baptiste Cazier, Sabine Hauret, Anne Straube

Traffic sign classification using convolutional neural networks ( Chalmers), Professor Mattias Wahde

Sneha Gandhi

Analysing and Predicting Driver's Next Location (Warwick), Ben Graham (Complexity and Statistics)

Vectorised commodity pricers (Warwick)

Vitalii Iarko

Extension of nanoconfined DNA in the extended de Gennes regime: comparison of theory and experiments

Searchable symmetric encryption (Warwick), Graham Cormode

Edward Korveh

Role of Calmodulin in Synaptic Facilitation ( Warwick), Yulia Timofeeva (Complexity and Computer Science)

Simple Stochastic Populations in Habitats with bounded and Varying Carrying Capacities ( Chalmers), Professor Peter Jagers

David Pardo

 The evolution of Zipf's coefficient and the kernal lexicon in six European languages (Warwick), Thomas Hills

Clustering and routing in social networks (Ecole Polytechnique)

Lusine Shirvanyan

 Railway Delay statistics and Modelling (Warwick),

My Favourite Flight (Ecole Polytechnique)

Evangelia Soultani

 Bacteriophages - Host interaction using DDE models (Warwick), Alfonso Jaramillo

Rapid close surrounding evaluation for autonomous commercial vehicles (Chalmers), Professor Mattias Wahde

Toby St Clere Smithe

Investigations of a Confined DNA - Protien Complex (Chalmers), Bernhard Mehlig

Learning in balanced spiking neural networks ( Ecole Polytechnique), Sophie Deneve