(The BML model)
Raissa D'Souza

Professor
University of California, Davis

Department of Computer Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Complexity Sciences Center
Graduate Group in Applied Math

External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

office: 3057 Kemper
email: raissa at cse.ucdavis.edu

Some Videos
  • "The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics", (27 mins),
    UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today, May 8, 2015.

  • "The Science of Networks: Modeling our complex, interdependent world", (on Vimeo; 1+ hour)
    The John von Neumann Public Lecture, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, Nov. 5, 2014.

  • Lecture (on YouTube) (32 mins) given at "Setting time aright" FQXi conference. Aug, 2011.

  • Lecture (on YouTube) on Jamming in the BML model, given long ago at BAD Math 15, held at Google, Oct 2007.


  • Recent talks
  • R. M. D'Souza "Steering and controlling systems of interdependent networks", NetSci 2015, Keynote Talk,
    Zaragoza Spain, June 4, 2015.

  • R. M. D'Souza "The Science of Networks: Modeling our complex, interdependent world",
    The John von Neumann Public Lecture, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, Nov. 5, 2014.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Explosive Percolation, Cascades and Optimal Interdependence of Networks", ETH Risk Conference, Oct 25-26, 2012.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Supressing cascades by tuning interdependence between networks", CoINets, Sep 6, 2012.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Cascades on Interdependent Networks", Cornell Probability Summer School, July 17, 2012.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Explosive percolation transitions", Cornell Probability Summer School, July 16, 2012.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Explosive percolation: Progress in the past two years", NetSci, June 9, 2011.


  • Not so recent talks

  • R. M. D'Souza "Tipping points and networks of interaction", SFI: Self-organization, Learning and Evolution discussion, October 24, 2007.

  • R. M. D'Souza "The optimization origins of Preferential Attachment", DIMACS-Georgia Tech Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications, January 22-24, 2007.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Simulating Glauber dynamics for the Ising model", MAA Prep Workshop, Mathematics of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, June 15, 2006.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Statistical physics, computer simulation and probability theory", AMS Meeting, Special Session on Probability and Statistical Physics, April 30, 2006.

  • R. M. D'Souza "Statistical physics, computer simulation and probability theory", Bay Area Discrete Math Day, April 15, 2006. (Video available via google video "TechTalks").

  • R. M. D'Souza, D. Galvin, C. Moore, and D. Randall, "Global connectivity from local geometric constraints for sensor networks with various wireless footprints", The Fifth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks April 19, 2006.

  • R. M. D'Souza "The Science of Complex Networks", CSE Seminar, Feb 2006. (Slides and audio track available).

  • R. M. D'Souza, N. Berger, C. Borgs, C. T. Chayes, and R. D. Kleinberg. "Competition-Induced Preferential Attachment", MSRI workshop "Models of Real-World Random Networks", April 2005.