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Info-Metrics Institute | Conference Program, 2013 November

Information, Instability and Fragility in Networks: Methods and Applications

All events November 15 at Hotel Boulderado near University of Colorado, Boulder



(Location: Columbine Room)

7:45-8:30 AM Registration-Coffee-Refreshments

8:30-8:45 AM Introduction

Amos Golan(American U), Michael Stutzer (U Colorado Boulder)

8:45-10:15 AM Financial Networks Session I

Chair: Robin Lumsdaine (American U)
1. Camelia Miniou (International Monetary Fund)

“Crisis Transmission in the Global Banking Network” abstract

2. Andreea Minca (Cornell U)

“Systemic Risk with Central Counterparty Clearing” abstract

10:15-10:30 AM Coffee break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM  Financial Networks Session II      

Chair: Jeffrey Racine (McMaster U)
1. Charlie Brummitt (UC Davis)

“Inside Money and Procyclical Leverage in a Simple Model of a Banking Crisis” abstract
2. Michael Gofman (Wisconsin)

“Efficiency and Stability of a Financial Architecture with Too Interconnected to Fail Institutions”

12:00-1:15 PM Lunch with Keynote Address: Ed Ott (Maryland)
"The Influence of Network Topology on Stability of Discrete State Systems" abstract

(Lunch is provided)

1:15-2:45 PM Science and Engineering Session I

Chair: David Wolpert (Santa Fe Inst.)
1. Juan Restrepo (U Colorado Boulder)

“Effect of network structure on the propagation of avalanches in networks” abstract

2. Hongdian Yang (Johns Hopkins U)

“Studying information processing in neuronal networks with statistical mechanics and information theoretic approaches” abstract

2:45-3:00 PM Coffee break

3:00-4:30 PM Science and Engineering Session II

Chair: Wojciech Szpankowski (Purdue U)

1. Aaron Clauset (U Colorado Boulder)

“A network approach to analyzing highly recombinant malaria parasite genes” abstract

2. Ian Dobson (Iowa State U) 

“Quantifying outage propagation and cascading in electric power networks”

4:30-6:00 PM Round Table – Info-Metrics: Networks across the Sciences – Further Explorations 

Moderator: Robin Lumsdaine (American U)  

Raphael Levine (Hebrew U and UCLA)

Eric Renault (Brown U)

Michael Stutzer (U Colorado Boulder)

Wojciech Szpankowski (Purdue U)

David Wolpert (Santa Fe Inst.)   

6:00-8:00 PM Reception (Location: Porch-Driftwood Room)