More than 1,900 Springer Protocols eBooks at just $9.99 each! Get yours today>>

Springer Theses

Dynamics of Complex Autonomous Boolean Networks

Authors: Rosin, David P.

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Reports on important progress in the study of complex networks
  • Introduces applications in physical random number generation and neuro-inspired computing
  • Includes hardware code to experimentally realize large complex networks with asynchronous logic designs
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13578-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13577-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36706-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

This thesis focuses on the dynamics of autonomous Boolean networks, on the basis of Boolean logic functions in continuous time without external clocking. These networks are realized with integrated circuits on an electronic chip as a field programmable gate array (FPGA) with roughly 100,000 logic gates, offering an extremely flexible model system. It allows fast and cheap design cycles and large networks with arbitrary topologies and coupling delays.
The author presents pioneering results on theoretical modeling, experimental realization, and selected applications. In this regard, three classes of novel dynamic behavior are investigated: (i) Chaotic Boolean networks are proposed as high-speed physical random number generators with high bit rates. (ii) Networks of periodic Boolean oscillators are home to long-living transient chimera states, i.e., novel patterns of coexisting domains of spatially coherent (synchronized) and incoherent (desynchronized) dynamics. (iii) Excitable networks exhibit cluster synchronization and can be used as fast artificial Boolean neurons whose spiking patterns can be controlled. This work presents the first experimental platform for large complex networks, which will facilitate exciting future developments.

About the authors

David Rosin studied physics at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, and received his Bachelor Degree in 2009 and his Master Degree in 2011. He researched complex dynamical networks in the framework of a collaboration between Daniel J. Gauthier from Duke University (USA) and Eckehard Schöll from Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) from 2010 till 2014. This work was submitted as a Doctoral Thesis in physics at Technische Universität Berlin in 2014.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rosin, David P.

    Pages 1-12

  • Previous Work on Boolean Networks

    Rosin, David P.

    Pages 13-23

  • Autonomous Boolean Networks on Electronic Chips

    Rosin, David P.

    Pages 25-33

  • Chaotic Dynamics of Autonomous Boolean Networks

    Rosin, David P.

    Pages 35-55

  • Ultra-Fast Physical Generation of Random Numbers Using Hybrid Boolean Networks

    Rosin, David P.

    Pages 57-79

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13578-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13577-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36706-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Complex Autonomous Boolean Networks
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13578-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13578-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13577-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36706-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Topics