naXys Newsletter – January 2023


  • Topological Data Analysis. A brief introduction and some applications, Stefanella Boatto (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 24 January 2023, 10:30 – 11:30, Room S08 Faculty of Sciences
  • FNRS – EDT Stat – PhD School Nonparametric classification and machine learning – introduction, comparison and applications, Christophe Ley (University of Luxembourg) & Germain Van Bever (University of Namur), 25-26-27 January 2023, 9:30 – 12:45, Auditorium PA02 Emmy Noether Faculty of Sciences, info and registration here
  • Women and Girls in Science, 9 February 2023, 8:30 – 17:30, Auditorium S01 Rosalind Franklin Faculty of Sciences, info and registration here
  • Impact of mixed-variable management by probability features in an Evolutionary Algorithm, Sylvério Pool Marquez (University of Namur), 16 February 2023, 13:00 – 14:00, Room S08 Faculty of Sciences
  • TBD, Lorena Ballesteros Ferraz (University of Namur), 16 March 2023, 13:00 – 14:00, Room S08 Faculty of Sciences

Abstracts can be found on our website:


Paper Prize for Anthony Hastir

Anthony Hastir is currently an F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow at the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science and at the naXys Institute.  He has just been awarded an excellence prize for a paper recently published in connection with his doctoral thesis.The prize is the “Distributed Parameter Systems TC Outstanding Student Paper Prize”, awarded by the Distributed Parameter Systems Technical Commission of the Control System Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).This award aims to recognize young talents associated with a specific technical field and is awarded to a doctoral student who is the main author of a paper presented at one of the major conferences organized by the IEEE Control System Society.

More information here.

Publication in Communication Physics

Networks are fundamental in modeling complex systems, systems composed of an incredibly large number of interacting parts. The applications are numerous, whether in neuroscience, epidemiology, but also in computer science and engineering. A collaboration between the University of Catania (Italy) and the University of Namur, guided by Professor Timoteo Carletti of the Department of Mathematics (naXys Institute), has developed a new formalism that allows the modeling of systems where several parts interact at the same time (multi-body) and asymmetrically. This research was published in the prestigious journal Communication Physics, from the Nature group.

Reference: Gallo L., Muolo R., Gambuzza L.V., Latora V., Frasca M., Carletti T. Synchronization induced by directed higher-order interactions. Communications Physics, 5, 263 (2022).

Links to the paper, to the Unamur article in English and in French and to the Nature Blog article.