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110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York 12180-3590 USA

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Gyorgy Korniss
György Korniss

Professor of Physics

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(518) 276-2555
korniss@rpi.edu

Home Page: http://www.rpi.edu/~korniss/

Education:

1993-1997 Ph.D. in Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
1989-1993 M.S. in Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.
1988-89 Physics Major at Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary.

Career Highlights:

2012-present Professor, Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2006-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

1997-2000 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, Florida State University

Research Interests:

  • Complex systems; structure and dynamics of social and information networks; agent-based simulations and applications to influencing and social dynamics; cascading failures in complex networks.
  • Stochastic models for population dynamics and ecological invasion.
  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics; driven systems; interface evolution and fluctuations.
  • Monte Carlo simulations; Markov processes; stochastic differential equations.

Selected Publications:

P. Singh, S. Sreenivasan, B.K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, "Threshold-limited spreading in social networks with multiple initiators", Scientific Reports 3, 2330 (2013).

F. Molnar Jr., S. Sreenivasan, B.K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, "Minimum Dominating Sets in Scale-Free Network Ensembles",  Scientific Reports 3, 1736 (2013).

F. Molnar Jr., T. Caraco, and G. Korniss, “Extraordinary Sex Ratios: Cultural Effects on Ecological Consequences”, PLoS One 7(8), e43364 (2012).

A. Asztalos, S. Sreenivasan, B.K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, “Distributed flow optimization and cascading effects in weighted complex networks”, European Physical Journal B 85, 288 (2012).

J. Xie, J. Emenheiser, M. Kirby, S. Sreenivasan, B.K. Szymanski, and G. Korniss, “Evolution of opinions on social networks in the presence of competing committed groups”, PLoS One 7(3): e33215 (2012).

D. Hunt, G. Korniss, and B.K. Szymanski, “Network Synchronization in a Noisy Environment with Time Delays: Fundamental Limits and Trade-Offs”, Physical Review Letters 105, 068701 (2010) (Editors’ Suggestion);

Q. Lu, G. Korniss, and B.K. Szymanski, “The Naming Game in Social Networks: Community Formation and Consensus Engineering”, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination 4, 221—235 (2009).

G. Korniss, “Synchronization in Weighted Uncorrelated Complex Networks in a Noisy Environment: Optimization and Connections with Transport Efficiency”, Physical Review E 75, 051121 (2007).

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