Michelle Girvan

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My research operates at the intersection of statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, and computer science and has applications to social, biological, and technological systems. More specifically, my work focuses on complex networks and often falls within the fields of computational biology and sociophysics. While some of the research is purely theoretical, I have become increasingly involved in using empirical data to inform and validate mathematical models. Website: girvan.umd.edu

Positions Held

  • 2017 – Present, External Fellow, London Mathematical Laboratory
  • 2016 – Present, Director, COMBINE (Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks) Program, University of Maryland
  • 2013 – Present, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
  • 2012 – Present, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
  • 2008- 2009, Member, Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2007 -2013, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
  • 2003 – 2006, Santa Fe Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1999-2003, PhD, Department of Physics, Cornell University