Hong Kong Baptist University

4) Synchronization in complex networks

Oscillation and synchronization are relevant to many physical, biological and social systems, especially the information processing in neural systems. Previous works in the literature mainly consider complete synchronization of whole networks. Our current interest is in studying more complex partial synchronization states that allow both information segregation and integration, and applying such concepts in understanding the structure-function relationship in neural systems.

Related publications:
M. Zhao, C.S. Zhou, J.H Lu and C.H. Lai, "Competition between intracommunity and intercommunity synchronization and relevance in brain cortical networks", Phys. Rev. E, 84, 016109 (2011) .
M. Zhao, C.S. Zhou, Y.H. Chen, B. Hu, and B. Wang, "Complexity versus modularity and heterogeneity in oscillatory networks: Combining segregation and integration in neural systems", Physical Review E, 82, 046225 (2010).
T. Zhou, M. Zhao and C.S. Zhou, "Synchronization in effective networks", New J. Phys., 12, 043030 (2010).
J. Zhang, C.S. Zhou, X.K. Xu, and M. Small, "Mapping from structure to dynamics: A unified view of dynamical processes on networks", Phys. Rev. E. 82, 026116 (2010).
C.S. Zhou and J. Kurths, "Dynamical weights and enhanced synchronization in adaptive complex networks", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 164102 (2006).
C.S. Zhou, A.E. Motter and J. Kurths, "Universality in the synchronization of weighted random networks", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 034101 (2006) .
A.E. Motter, C.S. Zhou and J. Kurths, "Network synchronization, diffusion, and the paradox of heterogeneity", Phys. Rev. E 71, 016116 (2005).

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