Zhi-Xi Wu

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My answers to the five questions:

What topics do you have some expertise in and would you be willing to help others learn them?

I have some research experience in the structure of complex networks and dynamical process taking place on them (epidemic spreading and games, etc), but I must deem that I just have some basic knowledge about these issues.

What do you want to learn at the CSSS?

Currently I have interest in modeling complex adaptive systems, especially such as social and ecological systems. Since I am just a beginner, what I concern most is the fundamental ideas and the general analytical methods to address these systems.

Do you have any projects or research interests that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach?

Please refer to 4

Do you have any ideas for what sort of project you would like to do this summer?

Many topics concerning complex systems attract me much; I'm not restricted to any particular problem. If possible, I would like to do some research work related to social systems in the summer school, such as opinion formation, culture propagation, etc.

Suppose you could travel one-hundred years in the future and ask researchers any three questions. What would those questions be? 1).When considering complex systems, which side should we prefer to rely on: models or theory? 2).To what extent should we believe what scientists say? 3).Does PhD mean that Permanent Head Damage?^_^


Currently I am a second year Ph.D. candidate of Institute of Theoretical Physics at Lanzhou University. My research activity is mainly focused on structural and dynamic properties of complex networks, evolutionary game theory. I am looking forward to have a great time with you all in the CSSS.