CNCS  Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems  
NCS 201: Survey of Topics in Nonlinear and Complex Systems
Graduate Certificate in Nonlinear and
Complex Systems OverviewThe purpose of the certificate is to broaden the scope of the typical disciplinary graduate student traning program. Students are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. The certificate program helps to guide students toward this broad view by requiring the completion of:
Obtaining the CertificateStudents are encouraged to meet together with their dissertation thesis advisor and the Associate Director of the Center (currently Prof. Virgin) early in their graduate program to help with course planning and dissertation committee selection.The only formal paperwork that must be completed to obtain the certificate occurs when the student's Ph.D. dissertation is submitted to the Graduate School. The student should check the box on the Graduate School "Intent to Receive Degree Form" indicating that they would like to receive the CNCS Graduate Certificate. The student must then send the Associate Director of the Center the following information:
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Biology268. Ecological Theory and Data291. Mathematical Biology 292. Population Ecology 293. Simulating Ecological and Evolutionary Systems 303. Principles of Ecological Modeling 304. Plant Growth Modeling Biomedical Engineering201. Electrophysiology204. Measurement and Control of Cardiac Electrical Events 207. Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 212. Theoretical Electrocardiology 213. Nonlinear Dynamics in Electrophysiology 216. Transport Phenomena in Cells and Organs 229. Tissue Mechanics 231. Intermediate Biomechanics 239. Cell Transport Mechanisms 244. Mathematical Models of Physiological Systems 246. Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering 250. Cardiovascular Mechanics 331. Viscoelasticity Civil and Environmental Engineering201. Advanced Mechanics of Solids303. Plasticity 207. Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 210. Intermediate Dynamics 225. Dynamic Engineering Hydrology 237. Advanced Soil Mechanics 245. Pollutant Transport Systems 252. Buckling of Engineering Structures 255. Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis 263. Multivariable Control 283. Structural Dynamics Computer Science240. Computational Complexity250. Numerical Analysis 252. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations 264. Nonlinear Dynamics 270. Artificial Intelligence 271. Numerical Artificial Intelligence 350. Topics in Numerical Mathematics 364. Advanced Topics in Nonlinear and Complex Systems Earth and Ocean Sciences203. Physical Oceanography207. Analysis of Coastal Engineering Models 221. Hydrogeology 222. New Perspectives and Methods in the Earth Sciences 223. Computational Methods in Hydrologic Sciences 230. Advanced Structural Geology 250. Applied Mathematics for the Environmental and Earth Sciences 252. Geophysics and Crustal Dynamics Electrical and Computer Engineering241. Linear Systems: Theory and Control243. Pattern Classification and Recognition 255. Mathematical Modeling for Systems Analysis I 258. Artificial Neural Networks 263. Multivariable Control 281. Random Signals and Noise 282. Digital Signal Processing 285. Signal Detection and Extraction Theory 288. Image and Array Signal Processing 289. Adaptive Filters 299. Nonlinear Control Systems (Advanced Topics) Mathematics216. Applied Stochastic Processes221, 222. Numerical Analysis 224. Scientific Computing I 225. Scientific Computing II 226. Topics in Numerical Analysis 228. Mathematical Fluid Dynamics 231. Ordinary Differential Equations 232. Partial Differential Equations I 233. Asymptotic and Perturbation Methods 239. Mathematical Modeling 281,282. Partial Differential Equations II, III Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science202. Engineering Thermodynamics207. Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems 209. Soft Wet Materials and Interfaces 210. Intermediate Dynamics 216. Mechanical Metallurgy 217. Fracture of Engineering Materials 221. Compressible Fluid Flow 225. Mechanics of Viscous Fluids 226. Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 227. Advanced Fluid Mechanics 229. Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer 230. Modern Control and Dynamical Systems 231. Adaptive Structures 232. Optimal Control 235. Advanced Mechanical Vibrations 237. Aerodynamics 238. Advanced Aerodynamics 239. Unsteady Aerodynamics 252. Buckling of Engineering Structures 280. Convective Heat Transfer 290. Physical Oceanography 325. Aeroelasticity 331. Nonlinear Control Systems 335. Nonlinear Mechanical Vibration Physics213. Introductory Nonlinear Dynamics230. Mathematical Methods in Physics 271. Quantum Optics 281. Classical Mechanics 303. Statistical Mechanics 304. Advanced Topics in Statistical Mechanics 313. Advanced Nonlinear Dynamics 318. Fundamentals of Electromagnetism 319. Advanced Electrodynamics School of the Environment216. Applied Population Ecology290. Physical Oceanography 356. Environmental Fluid Mechanics
