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Potpourri of Applications of Complex Networks Research

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When Apr 22, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Engr. IV Bldg., Tesla Room 53-125
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C. K. Michael Tse

Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Research on complex networks has been a subject of rigorous theoretical research in the mathematics and physics research communities in the past decade. The many discoveries that human interactions, man-made and natural networks share a power-law degree distribution and small-world property have clearly indicated a high level of relevance of the study of complex networks with real-world applications. However, progress in applying the theoretical results to solving practical problems is still slow. In this talk some recent results in applying complex networks research in real-world problems will be reviewed. The emphasis is on how complex networks would provide a new perspective on the way problems can be formulated, leading to possible new solution approaches. Examples in engineering, disease transmission, language, music and finance will be given. The talk will be presented for very general audience.



Chi K. (Michael) Tse received the B.Eng degree with first class honors and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He is presently Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. His research interests include complex network applications, power electronics and chaos-based communications. Dr. Tse is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE CAS Magazine and IEEE CAS Newsletter, Associate Editor of a number of journals. He was awarded several research prizes, including Best Paper Prizes from IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications and the Distinguished International Research Fellowship by Calgary University of Canada. He was appointed twice an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. In 2006 he was elected an IEEE Fellow. In 2009, he was awarded the Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China, and was conferred!  An Honorary Professor by a few universities in China and Australia.

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