Statistical Physics and Interdisciplinary Applications
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp
Research @ CMP
Coordinator: Riccardo Zecchina
The research interest of our group lies at the interface between
statistical physics, computer science, information theory and
computational biology. Its main themes include equilibrium and
out-of-equilibrium phenomena in disordered systems, statistical
physics of inverse problems, statistical inference and combinatorial
optimization, probabilistic message-passing algorithms, stochastic
processes, randomized algorithms, graphical games and coding.
Currently we are focused on the understanding and the development of
probabilistic message passing algorithms (MPA) of different degrees of
complexity.
MPA have been developed in the last few years in the context of
Statistical Physics of Constraint Satisfaction Problems where they
have proven to be effective in dealing with optimization problems
over random structures. In many cases, MPA are able to explore
efficiently the space of solutions in parallel, maintaining a fully
distributed updating scheme that keeps the computational effort at a
low level.
The main field of applications of our techniques is large scale
inverse problems in Computational Biology.
The members of the group cover a wide spectrum of competence, from
statistical physics, to computer science and information theory, to
computational biology and computational neuroscience.
The research activity in computational biology is supported by Microsoft External Research Initiative.
enRegulation and Inference in Biological Systems
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/578
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<p>Advances in experimental technologies deeply transformed the world of biological research over the last decade. Remarkable examples of data obtained using such technologies include - but are not limited to - thousands of fully sequenced genomes, genome-wide measurements of gene expression or methylation profiles and experimental determination of genome-scale protein-protein interaction networks. Due to the nature of the problems involved, the progress of experimental and bioinformatical techniques has been often uneven: the amount of data requires in many cases the solution of hard problems which are intractable by conventional computational tools. The central themes of the conference will be the computational and information-theoretic aspects of network biology with the aim of presenting the state of the art in many research fields that in the last years have seen a relevant burst of activity.</p>
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:54:24 +0000admin578 at http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmpInternational Master Course in Physics of Complex Systems
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/515
<p>Nowadays, in order to make innovations in an advanced scientific and technological context - new materials, nanoscience, system biology, neuroscience, computation, network engineering, web economy, financial markets modeling - it is mandatory to master the most advanced concepts and methodologies for complex systems. This is why we have set up a master program, based in prestigious sites in Italy and France, which aims to offer the best techniques needed to attack interdisciplinary problems. </p>
<p>The aim of the international master in Physics of Complex Systems is to shape professionals and/or potential researchers able to jointly apply knowledge and methodologies from modern physics, applied mathematics, information engineering and computational biology to the analysis, modeling and simulation of complex systems.</p>
<p><a href="http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/515" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:00:37 +0000admin515 at http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmpResearch @ Politecnico di Torino
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/483
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</p><p>The research interest of our group lies at the interface between statistical physics, computer science, information theory and computational biology. Its main themes include equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium phenomena in disordered systems, statistical physics of inverse problems, statistical inference and combinatorial optimization, probabilistic message-passing algorithms, stochastic processes, randomized algorithms, graphical games and coding. Currently we are focused on the understanding and the development of probabilistic message passing algorithms (MPA) of different degrees of complexity.</p>
<p>MPA have been developed in the last few years in the context of Statistical Physics of Constraint Satisfaction Problems where they have proven to be effective in dealing with optimization problems over random structures. In many cases, MPA are able to explore efficiently the space of solutions in parallel, maintaining a fully distributed updating scheme that keeps the computational effort at a low level. </p>
<p>A main field of applications of our techniques consists in large scale inverse problems in Computational Biology. </p>
<p>The members of the group cover a wide spectrum of competence, from statistical physics, to computer science and information theory, to computational biology and computational neuroscience. </p>
<p>The research activity in computational biology is supported by <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/"> Microsoft External Research Initiative.</a></p>
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:38:28 +0000483 at http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmpBardonecchia - 2011, February 14th - 18th
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/446
<p><strong>A Conference on Statistical physics of complexity, optimization, and systems biology</strong></p>
<p><a href="http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/446" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Fri, 04 Feb 2011 21:38:39 +0000admin446 at http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmpSome Recent Applications
http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/292
<p><a href="http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp/node/292" target="_blank">read more</a></p>Sat, 12 Sep 2009 10:22:53 +0000Riccardo Zecchina292 at http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/cmp