The Applied Complexity Group @ SUTD

RB_2ACG_Logo_greenRoland Bouffanais (P.I.) Applied Complexity Group

Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

Curriculum Vitae


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My group focuses on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of Complexity. Depending on the nature of the problem, experiments, analytical theory and computation are considered and practiced. Specifically, we investigate complexity in engineering, biological and physical systems with a particular emphasis on the study of dynamical QR-Cord-ORCIDprocesses in relation with emergent collective behaviors: cell aggregation, fish schooling, cellular sensory networks, quantum emergent behaviors, turbulence in fluids, etc. We aim at devising some commonalities in those awe-inspiring collective behaviors by studying the system dynamics of a set of parameters borrowed from information theory, control theory and network science.

Research Interests:

  • Complexity in Engineering Systems
  • Complexity in Biological Systems
  • Complex Fluids
  • Complexity in Physical & Quantum Systems
  • Complexity & Architectural Design