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Data Science Summer Colloquium Series: Gourab Ghoshal

"Physics of Complex Systems"

This talk is a featured presentation of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) on Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds and is open to all faculty, staff, students and community members.

Lunch sponsored by Goergen Institute for Data Science. FREE to attend but register to ensure we order enough food.

BIO: Gourab Ghoshal is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy with joint appointments at the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics. He comes to us from Harvard University, where he was a Research Scientist at the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a member of Harvard's multidisciplinary Orgins of Life initiative. Hailing from New Delhi, India, Professor Ghoshal got his bachelor's and master's degree at the University of London, UK (BS and MSc in theoretical Physics, 2004). He did his doctoral-thesis work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (PhD in Physics, 2009) during which he attended the prestigious Complex Systems summer school at the Santa Fe Institute, NM and the Theoretical Physics school at Les Houches near Chamonix in France. Following his PhD, he was a postdoctoral scientist jointly at Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School as well as a visiting scientist at the Media Lab, MIT. Professor Ghoshal is trained as a Statistical Physicist and works in the field of Complex Systems. His research interests are in the theory and applications of Complex Networks as well as Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics, Game theory, Econophysics, Dynamical Systems and the Origins of Life. He is the editor of a book on Complex Networks (published by Springer) and his work has been published in Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters.

Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Wegmans Hall, Auditorium 1400
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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