Dr Konstantinos Karamanos



Research Interests/activities

    Mathematical Physics, Fundamental problems in complex systems research, Dynamical Systems Theory and Statistical Mechanics, Symbolic Dynamics, Automaticity of Symbolic Sequences, Randomness tests.

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  • CENOLI, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
  • Education

    • University of Athens (Greece) B.S. (Physics) 1993
    • Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (France) M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) 1995 (thesis supervisor: Bernard Sapoval)
    • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) M.Sc. (Mathematical Physics) 2001 (thesis supervisor: Gregoire Nicolis)
    • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) Ph.D. (Mathematical Physics) 2002 (thesis supervisor: Gregoire Nicolis)

    Fellowship/Research Appointments

    • NATO Doctoral Fellow, 1996-1999 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (with Gregoire Nicolis)
    • Van Buuren Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 1999-2000 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (with Gregoire Nicolis)
    • Petsalys-Lepage Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 1999-2000 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (with Gregoire Nicolis)
    • Universite Libre de Bruxelles Doctoral Fellow, 2002 Universite Libre de Bruxelles (with Gregoire Nicolis)
    • Pythagoras Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005 University of Athens (with Kostas Eftaxias)
    • IKY Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2007 University of Athens (with Kostas Eftaxias)
    • DePaul Research Fellow, 2007-2008 DePaul University, Chicago (with John Kozak)

    Scientific Awards, Prizes, Distinctions

    • June 1993,B.S. Degree Excellence Prize (8,70/10)
    • August 2000, Chairperson in the colloquim Computing Anticipatory Systems 2000 (CASYS 2000, Belgium) Liege, Belgium
    • January 2002, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifique, (IHES, Paris, France) Visitor Invited by Prof. M. Gromov
    • May 2003, Camille Liegois Travel Grant (Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium) Invited by Prof. J.M. Borwein
    • November 2005, Nominated Member of the American Chemical Society
    • January 2007, Over 8 refereed Invited papers in International conferences

    Editorial Board Memeber


    • K. Karamanos and G. Nicolis, "Symbolic dynamics and entropy analysis of Feigenbaum limit sets", Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 10(7), 1135-1150 (1999).
    • B. Sapoval, M. Filoche, K. Karamanos and R. Brizzi, "Can one hear the shape of an electrode ? Active zone in Laplacian Transfer. I, Numerics" ,Eur. Phys. J. B 9 , 739-753 (1999).
    • K. Karamanos, , Proceedings of the Ecole Thematique de CNRS "Bruit des Frequences des Oscillateurs et Dynamique des Nombres Algebriques", Chapelle des Bois (Jura) 5-10 April 1999, "Noise, Oscillators and Algebraic Randomness", M. Planat (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Physics 550 , 357 - 371, Springer-Verlag (2000).
    • K. Karamanos, "From Symbolic Dynamics to a Digital Approach" ,Int. J. Bif. Chaos 11(6) , 1683-1694 (2001).
    • K. Karamanos, G. Nicolis, T. Massart and P. Bouillard, "Dissipation in Laplacian fields across irregular boundaries" , Phys. Rev. E 64 , 011115 - 1 - 15 (2001).
    • K. Karamanos, "Entropy analysis of automatic sequences revisited: An entropy diagnostic for automaticity" ,invited paper at Computing Anticipatory Systems 2000, CASYS'2000, 7-12 August 2000, HEC-Liege, Belgium, D. Dubois (Ed.), AIP Conference Proceedings 573 , 278-284 (2001).
    • K. Karamanos, "Entropy analysis of substitutive sequences revisited",J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 34 , 9231-9241 (2001).
    • K. Karamanos and I. Kotsireas, "A thorough numerical entropy analysis by lumping of some substitutive sequences" ,Kybernetes 31(9/10) , 1409-1417 (2002).
    • I. Kotsireas and K. Karamanos, "Exact computation of the bifurcation points B4 of the logistic map and the Bailey-Broadhurst conjectures", Int. J. Bif. Chaos 14(7) , 2417-2423 (2004).
    • J.M. Borwein and K. Karamanos, "Algebraic dynamics of certain Gamma function values" ,Nonconvex Optim. Appl. 77 , 3-21 (2005).
    • S. Nikolopoulos, P. Kapiris, K. Karamanos and K. Eftaxias, "A unified approach of catastrophic events", Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 4 , 615-631 (2004).
    • K. Karamanos and I. Kotsireas, "Statistical analysis of the binary expansion of the first 1000 digits of the Feigenbaum constants alpha and delta" J. Franklin Inst.
    • K. Karamanos, "Dissipation in weakly polarizable electrodes across irregular boundaries" ,J. Non-Equilib. Thermodyn. 30 , 163-171 (2005).
    • P. Kapiris, K. Nomicos, G. Antonopoulos, J. Polygiannakis, K. Karamanos , J. Kopanas, A. Peratzakis and K. Eftaxias "The seismological and Electromagnetic view of the critical earthquake model. Did the 7/9/1999 M5.9 Athens Earthquake come with a warning?" Earth, Planets, Space 57(3), 215-230 (2005).
    • K. Karamanos, A. Peratzakis, P. Kapiris, S. Nikolopoulos, J. Kopanas and K. Eftaxias, "Extracting preseismic electromagnetic signatures in terms of symbolic dynamics", ,Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 12 , 835-848 (2005).
    • K. Eftaxias, P. Kapiris, G. Balasis, A. Peratzakis, K. Karamanos, J. Kopanas, G. Antonopoulos and K. Nomikos, "A Unified Approach to Catastrophic Events: From the Normal State to Geological or Biological Shock in Terms of Spectral Fractal and Nonlinear Analysis", Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 6 , 1-24 (2006).
    • K. Karamanos, S. Nikolopoulos, G. Manis, A. Alexandridi, K. Hizanidis, S. Nikolakeas, "Block entropy Analysis of Heart Variability Signals" ,to appear in International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (2006).
    • K. Karamanos, D. Dakopoulos, K. Aloupis, T. Peratzakis, L. Athanasopoulou, S. Nikolopoulos, P. Kapiris and K. Eftaxias, "Study of pre-seismic electromagnetic signals in terms of T-complexity" , Phys. Rev. E, 74, 1/21 (2006).
    • K. Karamanos, L. Athanasopoulou and A. Peratzakis, "Recurrence and Escape Time Statistics in Electromagnetic Precursors" Geophysical Research Abstracts 8, 02153 (2006)
    • K. Eftaxias, Y. Contoyiannis, K. Karamanos, M. Kalimeri, G. Balasis, J. Kopanas, G. Antonopoulos and K. Nomicos, "Evidence of a self-affine asperity fault model in preseismic electromagnetic activity" Geophysical Research Abstracts 9, 04829 (2007)
    • K. Karamanos, K. Nomicos and K. Eftaxias, "Search for signatures that imply the transition earthquake nucleation by means of Complexity" Geophysical Research Abstracts 9, 04830 (2007)
    • K. Karamanos, C. Papadimitriou, M. Kalimeri, L. Athanasopoulou and K. Eftaxias, "Entropy Study of a proper "word length" for catastrophic events" Geophysical Research Abstracts 9, 04836 (2007)
    • S. Nikolopoulos, K. Karamanos and K. Eftaxias, "Detrended fluctuation analysis of pre-seismic electromagnetic emissions" EGU General Assembly 2008, Geophysical Research Abstracts 10, EGU2008-A-01567 (2008)
    • S. Nikolopoulos, K. Karamanos and K. Eftaxias, "A multidisciplinary analysis of MHz-kHz pre-seismic emissions associated With recent significant earthquakes in Greece" EGU General Assembly 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts 11, EGU2009-A-2431 (2009)
    • L. Athanasopoulou, K. Karamanos and K. Eftaxias, "A Unified Approach to Catastrophic Events" Computing Anticipatory Systems 2009 (CASYSí2009)

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