Innaxis farthest east: CHINA! 1st EU-US-Chinese symposium on CS in Air Transport
The event has been a success, including invited keynotes of leading researchers like Shlomo Havlin, of the Bar-Ilan University, and Mark Hansen of UC Berkeley. Noteworthy has also been the participation of the ComplexWorld network, through Andrew Cook (University of Westminster) and Fabrizio Lillo (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa).
As for Massimiliano, he presented an unconventional idea in his talk “The air transport vs. the human brain: two worlds apart?”: the human brain and the air transport are two systems not at all different, which can (and ought to) be studied using the same techniques drawn from statistical physics. By considering the air transport as an information processing system, the strategies used in neuroscience can seamlessly be adapted, in order to improve our knowledge of processes like delay propagations. This idea has been illustrated using several examples, drawn from some research works done in collaboration with Seddik Belkoura and Andrew Cook in the past two years.
More information about the event is available at: http://airnets.de/Symposium2016/index.html
Additionally, if reading Chinese is not a problem for you, you may be interested in the press release in the Beihang University website: http://news.buaa.edu.cn/zhxw/95477.htm