Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Principal Investigator
Dr. Roland Bouffanais is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He is the Principal Investigator at the Applied Complexity Group.
He received his Ph.D. from EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in computational science for which he was awarded the prestigious IBM Research Prize in Computational Sciences (2008), and the ERCOFTAC Da Vinci Award Silver Medal (2007). He has been a postdoctoral fellow and associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and still is a research associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Bouffanais has worked in a number of areas of nonlinear physics and computational science, including nonlinear dynamical systems, turbulence, and emergent collective dynamics. Recently, his research activity focuses on interdisciplinary applications at the intersection between complexity, network science, control theory, machine learning, and multi-agent systems.
Bouffanais has published 100+ peer-reviewed papers in top rated scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has recently authored a monograph titled Design and Control of Swarm Dynamics, published by Springer in their Complexity Series in 2016. Bouffanais has also published numerous Opinion Pieces and Op-Eds in various newspapers in Asia, Europe and North America. His full list of publications is available here.