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

International Seminar & Workshop
12 - 21 September 2022

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 Bastidas (ES)
E. Ching (HK)
C. Grebogi (UK)
S. Grün (DE)
H. Kantz (DE)
B. Lünsmann (DE)
N. Molkenthin (DE)
E. Ott (US)
U. Parlitz (DE)
J. Peters (DK)
A. Pikovsky (DE)
V. Priesemann (DE)
M. Rosenblum (DE)
J. Runge (DE)
T. Sauer (US)
B. Schelter (UK)
E. Schneidman (IL)
I. Scholtes (DE)
L. Tupikina (FR)

Scientific Coordinators

Klaus Lehnertz
(University of Bonn, Germany)

Mor Nitzan
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

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


Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)

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The on-site participation list is closed.

Applications for virtual participation will be considered until 15th August 2022.

Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form.
The registration fee for the international workshop & seminar is 140 Euro and should be paid by all on-site participants. No fee for remote participation. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

Scientific program

Scientific program: 12th September, 13:30 to 21st September, noon - detailed program


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