ABE BioComplexity Seminar – Dr. Rachata Muneepeerakul and Dr. Jean-Denis Mathias


Analysis of Network Structure in Opinion Dynamics
Jean-Denis MATHIAS is a research director at the Laboratory of Engineering for Complex Systems (LISC), a laboratory of the INRAE French institute (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment). He is also the Head of LISC. He defended his PhD in 2005 and his accreditation to supervise research in 2011. He was also a visiting scholar at the Arizona State University (2015). His research focuses on the dynamical modeling of social-ecological systems in order to better characterize transitions in SES dynamics. He has also some interest in control theory with a specific focus on the viability theory in order to operationalize many concepts used in sustainability science such as resilience or vulnerability concepts.

Rachata MUNEEPEERAKUL (“Chot”) has worked on a wide variety of problems, from biodiversity patterns in river networks to dynamics of coupled natural-human systems. He is interested in dynamical models, complex networks, game theory, and stochastic processes. In recent years, he has been interested in systematic development of models of coupled natural-human systems. Across his various projects, he has been working with faculty and students with backgrounds from both natural and social sciences. These projects share a common theme of inventing and blending concepts and analytical/computational techniques from different disciplines to achieve meaningful insights.


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Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Carpena