Hong Kong Baptist University

Welcome to the Centre for Nonlinear Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University!


Recent News :

[Publication in PNAS, April 2020] Zedong Bi and Changsong Zhou publish their research work “Understanding the computation of time using neural network models” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA.

[Publication in PRL, July 2019] Dr. Zhou’s group and collaborators publish their research work “Hierarchical Connectome Modes and Critical State Jointly Maximize Human Brain Functional Diversity” in Physical Review Letters.

[Recruit] Prof.ZHOU Changsong from the Department of Physics and Centre for Nonlinear Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is looking for qualified candidates to fill positions of PhD program or RA/postdoc.

[International Conference, Dec. 14-17, 2016] Dynamics Days Asia-Pacific (DDAP) is one of the four influential and regular international series of conferences on dynamical systems, including Dynamics Days USA, Dynamics Days Europe and Dynamics Days South America.

[Publication in PNAS, October 2016] Dr. Changsong Zhou and his collaborators from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China published their research work “Unfolding large-scale online collaborative human dynamics” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA.

[Publication in PRL, Jan 2016] Dr. Changsong Zhou and his collaborators, including neuroscientists at the State Key Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning from the Beijing Normal University published their research work “Stochastic Oscillation in Self-Organized Critical States of Small Systems: Sensitive Resting State in Neural Systems” in Physical Review Letters

[WORKSHOP, 4/4/2014] RIDE - a new Method for the Decomposition of ERPsbased on Latency Variability: Principles and Applications, Beijing, Coordinators: Prof. SHU Hua (BNU) and Dr. ZHOU Changsong (HKBU)

[WORKSHOP, 1-3/4/2014] Focused workshop on "Biological underpinnings of cognitive abilities in health and diseases",Beijing, Coordinators: Dr. Changsong Zhou (HKBU) and Prof. Werner Sommer (Humboldt University)

[WORKSHOP, 2-5/10/2012] Biological basis of individual differences in human social communicative abilities --- quantitative experiments, computational methods and modeling, held by Centre for Nonlinear Studies, Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies, Hong Kong Bapsist University

The Centre for Nonlinear Studies was established to further research in nonlinear science and complex systems. Since its inauguration in 1996, the Centre has been a meeting place of ideas for scientists from interdisciplinary research areas and has contributed to fostering research and education in nonlinear science in the region.

The Centre for Nonlinear Studies is also the HKBU branch of the Beijing-Hong Kong-Singapore Joint Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems (BHS), which was founded in 2004, jointly by Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the National University of Singapore. This strategic research alliance was forged to strengthen their collaboration so that they will become even more competitive on the world scene.

Currently, the Centre for Nonlinear Studies emphasizes on combining the approaches of mathematical modeling, computer simulations and analysis of experimental or empirical data to achieve a more quantitative and global understanding of various complex systems, such as collective human activity and neural dynamics.