2005 – 2011 博士，东南大学物理系，导师：黄洪斌教授
2001 – 2005 学士，东南大学物理系
2017.02 – now, School of Physics and Information Technology，Shaanxi Normal University，Xi'an, China
2016.10 – 2017.01 Visiting scientist, Complex system division, Beijing Computational Science Research Centre (CSRC), Beijing, China
2013.10 – 2016.10 Postdoc, Project Group 4 - Epidemiological Modeling of Infectious diseases (headed by Prof. Dirk Brockmann) Robert-Koch Institute (equivalent to German CDC) & Institute for Theoretical Biology (ITB), Department of Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
2011.08 – 2013.09 Postdoc, Department of Biological physics, Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems, Dresden, Germany
Fields: Statistical Physics, Complex networks, Nonlinear dynamics, Epidemic spreading, Swarm, Evolutionary game theory, and Complex systems in general.
Physics is what physicists are interested in, defined by their working approaches rather than the subjects. I am interested in complex systems, which are ubiquitous at every scale in our world and society. Trained in theoretical physics, I study those systems utilizing the concepts and tools borrowed from statistical physics, network theory, nonlinear dynamics, game theory. The idea/belief that drives my research is that complex emerging behaviors of certain systems are actually governed by very simple rules. The fields I ever worked or working in include synchronization of networked oscillators, swarming behaviors, modeling the spread of infectious diseases, and evolutionary game theory etc. I work with the best scientists in those disciplines.
My research interest is diverse and changes in time, which is good in the sense for the potential cross-fertilisation, but also criticized by some friends. The following are selected research achievements in the past:
－ Coinfection dynamics
［1］L. Chen, F. Ghanbarnejad, W. R. Cai, P. Grassberger, Outbreak of coinfection: the critical role of cooperativity. Europhys. Lett. 104, 50001 (2013). [Selected as EPL Highlights of 2013].
［2］W. R. Cai*, L. Chen*, F. Ghanbarnejad, P. Grassberger, Avalanche outbreaks emerging in cooperative contagions. Nature Physics, 11, 936 (2015) [*Equal contribution].
Media coverage: Wissenschaft-aktuell (in German, 大众科学), Welt der Physik (in German, 物理世界), Phys.org (in English, 物理学家组织网), Video Highlights (made by Research Square, arxived also by McK Works).
－ Swarming dynamics
［1］L. Chen, C. Huepe, T. Gross, Adaptive network models of collective decision making in swarming systems, Phys. Rev. E 94, 022415 (2016).
－ Synchronization induced by decoupling
［1］ L. Chen, C. Qiu, H. B. Huang, Synchronization with on-off coupling: role of time scales in network dynamics. Phys. Rev. E (Rapid communications), 79, 045101 (2009).
［2］L. Chen, C. Qiu, H. B. Huang, G. X. Qi, H. J. Wang, Facilitated synchronization of complex networks through a discontinuous coupling strategy. Eur. Phys. J. B 76, 625 (2010).
［3］L. Chen, C. Qiu, H. B. Huang, G. X. Qi, H. J. Wang, Coevolution of synchronous activity and connectivity in coupled chaotic oscillators. Phys. Rev. E 82, 056115 (2010).
［4］L. Chen, C. Qiu, H. B. Huang, G. X. Qi, H. J. Wang, Understanding synchronization from simple core of chaotic equation. Phys. Lett. A 375, 149 (2010).
Full publication list can be found at my personal websites: https://sites.google.com/site/chenlichaos/
Other activities: Review for PRL, PRB, PRE, EPL, New J Physics, Scientific Reports, Physical Letter A，Physica A et al.