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  • The Dynamics Of Social Contagion 

    Barash, Vladimir (2011-08-31)
    Social contagion is a subset of contagion which includes all social phenomena that can and do spread via social networks. The notion of how something becomes popular is very relevant to the concept of social contagion. ...
  • FUNCTIONAL BLUEPRINTS: A DYNAMICAL APPROACH TO STRUCTURE REPRESENTATION 

    Estevez, Nicolas (2006-10-23)
    In engineering design, form has traditionally been specified explicitly using blueprints. This thesis explores an alternate way of specifying form built on interactions between dynamical systems. This alternate form ...
  • Optimization for Bursting Neural Models 

    Tien, Joseph (2006-09-14)
    This thesis concerns parameter estimation for bursting neural models. Parameter estimation for differential equations is a difficult task due to complicated objective function landscapes and numerical challenges. These ...
  • Phase Response in Networks of Bursting Neurons: Modeling Central Pattern Generators 

    Sherwood, William Erik (2007-12-06)
    Central pattern generators (CPGs) are localized, autonomous neuronal networks that coordinate the multilayered, rhythmic neuromuscular activity underlying essential behaviors such as respiration, digestion, circulation, ...