CV

Short Bio

Thilo Gross studied Physics in Oldenburg and Portsmouth. He received his received his PhD (summa cum laude), from the University of Oldenburg in 2004. After Postdoctoral work in Potsdam and Princeton, Thilo became Group Leader in the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden in 2007, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol in 2011. He presently holds a Readership in Bristol, where he analyzes complex systems, using nonlinear dynamics and complex network theory. He has developed several approaches for analyzing the dynamics of complex networks. In particular he is well known for the development of generalized modelling and his works on adaptive networks, both of which have led to recent publications in Science. He internationally recognized as an expert on self-organization in complex adaptive systems and is Editor of Springer Lecture Notes in Social Networks and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Computational Physics. Beside his work in physics and mathematics, he has published in ecology, systems biology, and endocrinology. His recent publications have been covered by major media including the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Wired, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ACM Tech News, and others.

Personal Details

Name Dr, Thilo Gross
Date of birth Feb, 15 1976
Place of birth Brake (Germany)
Nationality German

Scientific Positions

since Sept 2012 Reader in Engineering Mathematics,
Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
Sept 2011 - Sept 2012 Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics,
Merchant Venturers School of Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
Jul 2007 - Aug 2011 Leader of the group Dynamics of Biological Networks
Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany.
Apr 2006 - Jun 2007 Visiting research scholar, Department of chemical engineering
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Jan 2005 - Mar 2006 Postdoctoral researcher, AG Nichtlineare Dynamik
University of Potsdam , Potsdam, Germany.
Aug 2004 - Dec 2004 Postdoctoral researcher, Theoretical physics/Complex systems, ICBM
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
May 2001 - July 2004 Researcher, Theoretical physics/Complex systems, ICBM
Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.

Education and Qualifications

May 2001 - July 2004 PhD in natural sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
Thesis: Population Dynamics: General Results from local analysis
Sep 1998 - April 2001 Diplom (MSc equivalent) in physics, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
Thesis: Impact fusion as a detector for short-range scattering
Sep 1997 - July 1998 Bachelor of science in physics, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.
Thesis: Computer-generated Holograms
Sep 1995 - July 1997 Vordiplom in physics, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany.
May 1995 Abitur (A-level equivalent),Jadegymnasium, Jaderberg, Germany.

Awards and Scholarships

Scholarships Feodor Lynen Stipendiate of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2006-2008.
Member of the Network for Interdisciplinary Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany. 2006-2011.
PhD scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2001-2004.
Undergraduate scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1998-2001.
Awards Nomination for poster award , European conference on mathematical and theoretical biology, 2005.
Finalist , GKSS Award for understandable science (a nationwide competition open to all disciplines), 2004.
Red Sock Award , SIAM Conference on application of dynamical systems, 2003.
SIAM Student Travel Award , Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003.
Bankleiter Award, Universitäsgesellschat Oldenburg, 2003.
Honorary award for extraordinary achievements in computer science, Jadegymnasium, 1995.
Other Honors Reviewer for Science, Nature, PNAS, PRL, and other journals.
Reviewer for DFG, NSF, FRS/FNRS, NWO, HFSP, and other funding agencies.
Editor for Springer Lecture Notes in Social Networks.
Assciate Editor for Frontiers in Computational Physics.