Speaker: Aming Li

Date: Tue., 29.05.2018, 11:00— 12:00 

Place: Andreasstrasse 15, 4th floor, room 4.57

Title: Evolutionary dynamics on temporal networks and control

Abstract: Since its birth, network science has focused on static networks, whose links offer permanent connections between their nodes. Yet, it is increasingly recognized that most natural and social systems are best described as temporal (time-varying) networks, with links existing only intermittently. In this talk, he will first introduce a framework to study the evolution of cooperation on temporal networks in the setting of the classic Prisoner’s Dilemma, and show that temporal networks generally facilitate the evolution of cooperation compared to their static (i.e. aggregated) counterparts. Later Aming Li will talk about another advantage of temporal networks in terms of control. He will report a counterintuitive conclusion that temporal networks can, compared to their static counterparts, reach controllability faster, demand orders of magnitude less control energy, and the control trajectories are more compact.

Bio: Aming Li currently works as an academic guest (postdoc) in Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer's group at ETH Zurich. His research interests mainly cover network control and evolution of cooperation. Aming Li received his B.Sc. degree from Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, 2011. Surprised by Prof. Long Wang, he got his Ph.D. in July 2017 from Center for Systems and Control, Peking University, China. During Aming Li's PhD program, from Oct. 2014 to Feb. 2017, he worked as a visiting research scholar in Center for Complex Network Research (Northeastern University, USA) under the direction of Prof. Albert-László Barabási. From Oct. 2015 to Feb. 2017, Aming Li also worked in Prof. Jeff Gore's group as a visiting student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Supported by the Fellowship from International Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Organization, Aming Li will join University of Oxford as a postdoc in July, 2018.