The Center for Complex Systems Studies support visiting fellows to take part in teaching and to conduct several research activities in Kalamazoo College.
Anikó Fülöp was working on the US patent network identifying clusters and analyzing cluster dynamics during the Spring in 2016. In addition, she served as a teaching assistant for Prof. Érdi’s Computational Neuroscience and Complex System classes from mid February till March and for Cognitive Science and Non-linear dynamics and Chaos classes from March till June.
George Kampis spent a month in Kalamazoo College in October, 2003. He gave a series of lectures organized by the CCSS. He did joint research on networks models of complex systems and on evolutionary linguistics with Prof. Érdi of Kalamazoo College, and on sympatric speciation with László Gulyás, PhD student, recent Harvard CBRSS visiting fellow.
János Tóth was teaching and working in Kalmazoo College in the spring and early summer of 2006. He gave an introductory talk for students on stochastic models. Also, he continued ongoing research of the CCSS by working on the effect of diazepam on GABA receptors. Besides these activities he started to work on new research projects considering reliable evaluation of gating with Nash Boutros (Wayne University), and on the evaluation of fMRI records with Vaibhav Diwadkar (Wayne University).
Zsófia Huhn spent two month in Kalamazoo College from September, 2004. She was working on the computational modeling of hippocampal place cells and served as teaching assistant for Prof. Érdi’s Cognitive Science class.
Nadia Halidi worked as a teaching assistant in Kalamazoo College from March till June 2005 for Prof. Érdi’s Computational Neuroscience class. Also worked on computational modeling of intracellular calcium dynamics.
Gábor Borgulya spent 10 weeks at the CCSS as a visiting researcher in 2008. He took part in the political science collaboration studying possible macroscopic and microscopic mechanisms accounting for the observed power-law nature of annual budget change distributions. Gábor also helped the Complex Systems undergraduate course as a teaching assistant.
Máté Lengyel was involved in the Computational Neuroscience course by setting up and supervising complementary student simulations. He was also conducting research work on both research project from March till May 2002.
Gergõ Orbán was working on the Computational Approach to Pharmacological Modification of Septohippocampal Rhythms project from September till December 2002 and from May till mid-June in 2003.
Gábor Csárdi visited Kalamazoo College from September till December in 2002 and gave a series of lectures on Parallel Programming for students and faculty, while administrating and upgrading the Beowulf cluster computer of the College. Gábor was involved in students’ simulation projects they prepared for the Dynamic Models in Social Sciences course. He was also involved in the Social networks as evolving complex networks project. From April till June, 2004 Gábor was working on the social network project and he served as teaching assistant for Péter Érdi’s Introduction to Complex Systems class and supervised the projects. He worked on data-driven models of network evolution in 2005 and 2006 and served as a teaching assistant for the Computational Neuroscience class in 2006.
László Zalányi spent four months from January till May 2003 in Kalamazoo College working on analytical clarification and numerical certification of the social network project. He also took part in the conductance of group projects for Péter Érdi’s Computational Neuroscience class as teaching assistant. From April till June, 2004 besides further elaborating on the social network project, László was working as one of the small group session leaders for the Introduction to Physics course. From September till October, 2004 he veryfied, underpinned and confirmed results of the social network model, piecing it out with further features.
Balázs Ujfalussy was working on the Computational Approach of Pharmacological Modification of Septohippocampal Rhythms project from September till the end of November, 2004, and served as teaching assistant for Péter Érdi’s Introduction to Cognitive Science class.
Tamás Kiss from January till March, from September till December in 2002 and from May till mid-June in 2003 was working in Kalamazoo College. During his first visit he gave complementary mathematics lectures to students lacking the appropriate knowledge to effectively participate in the Introduction to Complex Systems course. He was working on both the neuropharmacological and the social networks research projects as well.
From January till mid March in 2004 he was involved in assisting Péter Érdi with CCSS issues and was one of the small group session leaders for the Introduction to Physics (Physics 150) course.
From January till April in 2006 he continued his work on the computational neuropharmacology project with Pfizer Inc. besides working as teaching assistant for Prof. Érdi’s Introduction to Complex Systems and Dynamic Models in Social Sciences classes. In the latter he assisted students in setting up and evaluating “party strategies” for the Tournament of Party Strategies.
Mihály Bányai was working on the Synaptic Theory of Working Memory project from January till March, 2009, and served as teaching assistant for Péter Érdi’s Introduction to Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos classes.
From March till June in 2010 he was working on the dynamical modelling of fMRI time series recorded from schizophrenia patients doing associative learning tasks, and also as a teaching assistant for two classes, Computational Neuroscience and Prediction of Financial Crises.
Kinga Makovi was working on the US patent network identifying emerging clusters of patents from January till March, 2010, and served as teaching assistant for the Introduction to Complex Systems class. She also gave a lecture at the Workshop on Computational Political Science and Legal Studies organized by the CCSS and the Political Science Department at Kalamazoo College.
Anett Szabó was working on different research projects in Kalamazoo College from January till March, 2011. The main topic were Finding Clusters in a Big Network Graph and Dynamics of the US Annual Budget: Concepts, Data and Model Frameworks. She also started to work on the Changes of Delta Oscillation in Schizophrenia project. She served as teaching assistant for Péter Érdi’s Introduction to Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos classes.
Judit Szente was working on a new project which was about predicting the outcomes of the votes of the United States’ Supreme Court based on the citation network of the Supreme Court’s historical cases. The aim is to develop a better prediction strategy with using the votes and the citation data as well. On the beginning she was helping with a literature overview on the different approaches of analyzing the patent citation network. She was a teaching assistant for the Computational Neuroscience class from March till June, 2011.