Inverse Network Dynamics - Network structure and function from nonlinear dynamics and time series data

Moved from 2020 to 2021 due to Covid-19.

International Seminar & Workshop
30 June - 9 July 2021

In contrast to the forward procedure of analyzing complex systems, we consider inverse problems: Topical questions include how to infer structure and models from multi-dimensional time series and how to design networks for a desired function. Progress relies on the rapidly increasing availability of time series data and novel tools for analyzing large data sets. The event shall bridge theory and method development with applications from biology and physics to computer science and engineering.


Topics include

  • multi-dimensional time series and data analytics
  • structural vs. statistical inference
  • probabilistic models
  • causal inference
  • compressed sensing
  • networks in biology, biomedical and engineering applications
  • bio-engineering and synthetic biology
  • unreliable, subsampled and heterogeneous data
  • model reduction
  • network design
  • machine learning and dynamical systems
  • computational and algorithmic challenges

Invited speakers

B. Barzel (IL)
S. Bialonski (DE)
S. Boccaletti (IT)
J. Casadiego (ES)
E. Ching (HK)
C. Grebogi (UK)
S. Grün (DE)
H. Kantz (DE)
N. Karaiskos (DE)
B. Lünsmann (DE)
E. Ott (US)
U. Parlitz (DE)
A. Pikovsky (DE)
V. Priesemann (DE)
M. Rosenblum (DE)
J. Runge (DE)
B. Schelter (UK)
E. Schneidman (IL)
S. Shai (US)
L. Tupikina (FR)
C. Uhler (US)

Scientific Coordinators

Klaus Lehnertz
(University of Bonn, Germany)

Mor Nitzan
(Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)

Marc Timme
(Technical University of Dresden - Center for Advancing Electronics, Germany)


Maria Voigt
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

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The application form will be re-opened in late 2020/early 2021.

The application deadline will be 15th March 2021.

The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international seminar and workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

Scientific Program

The detailed scientific program of the seminar and workshop will be available in May 2021.

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