Complex Systems, 3HP

An intensive ACCESS graduate course








Speaker: Dr. Zhixin Liu


Complex Systems Research Center, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Time: Tentatively scheduled in the middle of March, 2009. The exact time will be announced later.

Location: Room 3721, Lindstedtsv. 25.



Goal of the course


The goal of this course is to give a brief introduction to complex systems. In this course, we will introduce some basic classes of complex systems, such as complex networks, collective behavior of multi-agent systems, game theory. We will present analysis, control and intervention of some complex systems, and some analysis techniques will also be mentioned. Therefore, this course is suitable for students who are interested in complex systems, which is perhaps the case for most ACCESS affiliated students.

Course Plan

There are about 6 lectures, each of the following topics will be covered by one lecture:

    * Introduction to complex systems
    * Complex networks
    * Collective behavior of multi-agent systems I: analysis
    * Collective behavior of multi-agent systems II: intervention
    * Game theory
    * Adaptive systems


Preliminary Schedule


March 9, 13-15,        Lecture notes

March 11, 10-12     Lecture notes

March 12, 13-15    Lecture notes

March 16, 10-12   Lecture notes

March 17, 13-15   Lecture Notes

March 18, 15-17 (Room 3733) Lecture notes

Place: Room 3721, Lindstedtsv. 25.

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