yuriy dot mishchenko at gmail dot com
I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Toros University (Turkey). I am broadly interested in the properties of complex systems such as biological neural networks or large online communities. It is well known that such systems can be radically different from their "simple sum of components". Modern technologies present a unique opportunity for obtaining insights into this question directly from the Nature itself: modern advances in neuroimaging bring about a true revolution in our understanding of complex neural systems in the brain and rapidly growing online social networks provide an unprecedented level of access to processes and structure in such very large and very complex networks. My particular focus is on the development of methods for empirically extracting and analyzing the information about structure and dynamics of complex neural circuits in neuroscience. Some of my past contributions there relate to important problem of estimating connectivity in large neural circuits (so called "connectomics" problem in neuroscience) from anatomical and functional data. In social media I am the creator of a novel system for routing real time information in social networks, Evion.org, which ran on Twitter in the Fall of 2011 attracting over 6500 users.
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