Workshop 5 - The Art of Networks

Workshop led by François-Joseph Lapointe

February 27th, 2014
9 – 3:30pm

From social networks, to food webs, transport networks, and gene networks, networks are everywhere. Yet, the graph-theoretical basis of network analysis is difficult to grasp, either mathematically or computationally. In this workshop, Lapointe will present some of the most important concepts required for building, comparing and analyzing complex networks, and will present interesting application of networks, along with various types of graphical representations.

This is an interdisciplinary workshop, focused on the emerging science of complex networks and their applications to sciences, humanities and art. The participants will learn about the ongoing research in the field, and apply their knowledge in the construction and analysis of real network systems.

Undergrads, grad students, independent artists and faculty members are welcome. Minimum programming and mathematical skills are required.

Seats limited for workshop, please RSVP.
All participants must bring their own laptop.
Registration fee: $20.00

Biography

François- Joseph Lapointe is head of the Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Evolution at the Université de Montréal and full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. As part of his scientific research, he is interested in systematics, metagenomics and population genetics. Author of more than 100 publications in evolutionary biology, he also has developed numerous algorithms in biostatistics and bioinformatics. François- Joseph Lapointe completed in 2012 a PhD in dance at the University du Québec à Montréal. As part of his thesis entitled “Choreogenetics, or the art of making DNA dance”, he produced a genetic algorithm for dance composition in silico and created Polymorphosum urbanum, a performance generated in vitro from the genetic sequences of 30 dancers. His most recent bioart project is to sequence his microbiome and that of his wife in order to generate metagenomic self-portraits.

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