Rutgers University–Camden Hosts International Conference on Group Dynamics

International scholars from prestigious universities in the United States and around the world have come to Rutgers University–Camden this week for a multi-disciplinary conference on group dynamics.

The conference, titled “Modeling and Control in Social Dynamics,” brings together about 40 researchers from a variety of academic fields who are studying mathematics and self-organized group behavior involving animal groups, crowd dynamics, and social networks, for example.

It is being held from Oct. 6 to 9 at the Waterfront Technology Center on Federal Street in Camden.

“Attracting world experts to participate in a workshop and to present cutting-edge research on a hot topic such as this one — all while fostering interdisciplinary collaborations — is one sign that Rutgers–Camden can be characterized among the top research universities in the world,” says Benedetto Piccoli, the Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair in Mathematics at Rutgers–Camden and a conference organizer.

Piccoli, who also is the Ph.D. program director for Rutgers–Camden’s Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, is one of 14 Rutgers University scholars attending the conference. The four-day program is funded by the National Science Foundation through its KI-net (Kinetic description of emerging challenges in multiscale problems of natural sciences) grant.

The Rutgers–Camden Center for Computational and Integrative Biology combines the expertise of researchers from traditional biomedical disciplines — such as biology, chemistry and psychology — with the analytic methods employed by mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists to understand how individual biological systems work.

For more information on the conference, and for a complete list of participants, click here.

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