Emergence of modular structure in complex systems

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Complex systems pervade our world, but are still poorly understood. Self-contained modules provide the most widespread and effective way of reducing and managing complexity, but the way they form in natural systems remains largely a mystery. This study investigates mechanisms that contribute to module formation in complex networks, including adaptation, clustering, enslavement, feedback, phase change and synchronisation. Outcomes will include insights into the organisation and functioning of many complex systems, including the Internet, ecological communities and genetic networks. Practical outcomes will include new modelling tools and applications both to evolutionary computation and the design and control of large information networks.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD165,000.00
  • Monash University
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)