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Konstantinos KARAMANOS
Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems
Campus Plaine - CP 231
Université Libre de Bruxelles
B-1050 Brussels - Belgium

E-mail: kkaraman@ulb.ac.be
Phone: +32-2-650-57-87
Fax:+32-2-650-57-67


  1. 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)


  2. 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)


  3. 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


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  7. Publications

    1. K. Karamanos and G. Nicolis, "Symbolic dynamics and entropy analysis of Feigenbaum limit sets", Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 10(7) , 1135-1150 (1999).

    2. 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).

    3. K. Karamanos, "From Symbolic Dynamics to a Digital Approach: Chaos and Transcendence", Proceedings of the Ecole Thématique de CNRS "Bruit des Fréquences des Oscillateurs et Dynamique des Nombres Algébriques", 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).

    4. K. Karamanos, "From Symbolic Dynamics to a Digital Approach", Int. J. Bif. Chaos 11(6) , 1683-1694 (2001).

    5. K. Karamanos, G. Nicolis, T. Massart and P. Bouillard, "Dissipation in Laplacian fields across irregular boundaries", Phys. Rev. E 64 , 011115 - 1 - 15 (2001).

    6. 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-Liège, Belgium, D. Dubois (Ed.), AIP Conference Proceedings 573 , 278-284 (2001).

    7. K. Karamanos, "Entropy analysis of substitutive sequences revisited", J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 34 , 9231-9241 (2001).

    8. K. Karamanos and I. Kotsireas, "A thorough numerical entropy analysis by lumping of some substitutive sequences", Kybernetes 31(9/10) , 1409-1417 (2002).

    9. 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).

    10. J.M. Borwein and K. Karamanos, "Algebraic dynamics of certain Gamma function values" Nonconvex Optim. Appl. 77 , 3-21 (2005).

    11. 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).

    12. 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. 342 , 329-340 (2005).

    13. K. Karamanos, "Dissipation in weakly polarizable electrodes across irregular boundaries", J. Non-Equilib. Thermodyn. 30 , 163-171 (2005).

    14. 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).

    15. 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).

    16. 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).

    17. 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).

    18. 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 complexity", to appear in Phys. Rev. E (2006).