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Dr Somwrita Sarkar

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   +61 9351 8555

   somwrita.sarkar@sydney.edu.au

   G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

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    Somwrita is a Lecturer of Design and Computation at the Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Sydney. Previously, she completed her post-doctoral studies with the Complex Systems Group at the School of Physics, University of Sydney, and her doctoral studies at the Design Lab.

    Somwrita's research is primarily interdisciplinary and concerned with the mathematical modelling of complex systems and networks in various domains, and developing algorithms and methods to better understand them.

      In her PhD, she developed optimal design decomposition algorithms for complex engineering systems. Her post-doctoral work focused on relationships between human brain (spatio-temporal) network structure and its observed functional dynamics. She was awarded the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Planning, University of Sydney Exceptional PhD Achievement Award, and was a finalist for the Rita and John Cornforth University of Sydney PhD Medal. Somwrita's work has been published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Research in Engineering Design, Physical Review E, PLOS One, Journal of Mechanical Design, and several other leading journals and international conferences, including best paper awards.

Recent publications

    2016,

    Urban Data Science: An introduction, Springer Encyclopedia of GIS, (accepted 11/10/16)

    2016,

    Effective urban structure inference from traffic flow dynamics, IEEE Transactions in Big Data (accepted 06/11/16)

    2016,

    Eigenvector dynamics under perturbation of modular networks. Physical Review E, 93(6), 1-7.

    https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062312

    2016,

    The scaling of income distribution in Australia: Possible relationships between urban allometry, city size, and economic inequality. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, online (in press), 1-20.

    http://epb.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/11/11/0265813516676488.abstract

      2015,

      A Spectral Analysis Software to Detect Modules in a DSM.

      Journal of Modern Project Management, 3(2), 17-23.

      2015,

      Back to the Future: Identifying Interface Trends from the Past, Present and Future in Immersive Applications.

      The 27 Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) OzCHI 2015. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2838739.2838833

      2015,

      Forecasting technological progress potential based on the complexity of product knowledge, Technological Forecasting and Social Change,

      90B, pp. 599-610. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2014.02.009

      2014,

      Determination of effective brainconnectivity from functional connectivity with application to resting state connectivities,

      90(1), 012707. doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.90.012707

      2014,

      Spectral (re)-construction of urban street networks: Generative design using global information from structure,

      Design Computing and Cognition '14, Springer, accepted, 6 March 2014. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14956-1_3

      2014,

      Clustering and modularity in self-organized networks, Guided Self-organization: Inception, Springer Series on Emergence, Complexity, and Computation,

      ed. M. Propkopenko, pp. 455-468. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-53734-9_16

      2013,

      Spectral characterization of hierarchical modularity in product architectures,

      Journal of Mechanical Design, 136(1), 011006, doi: 10.1115/1.4025490

      2013,

      Spectral characterization of hierarchical network modularity and limits of modularity detection,

      PLoS One, 8(1), e54383, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054383

      2013,

      A linguistic approach to assess the dynamics of design team preference in concept selection,

      Research in Engineering Design, 25, pp. 75-92. DOI: 10.1007/s00163-013-0165-1

      2012,

      Generalized design knowledge and higher order singular value decomposition, in J.S. Gero (ed.),

      Design Computing and Cognition '12, Springer, pp. 415-432. http://mason.gmu.edu/~jgero/conferences/dcc12/DCC12DigitalProceedings/Digital%20pdf/Dong.pdf

      2012,

      The capability approach as a framework for the assessment of policies toward civic engagement in design,

      Design Studies, 34(3), pp.326-344. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2012.10.002

      2011,

      Community detection in graphs using singular value decomposition,

      Physical Review E, 83(4), 046114 (16 pages). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.83.046114

      2010,

      Learning symbolic formulations in design: Syntax, semantics, knowledge reification, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM),

      24(1): 63-85. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0890060409990175

      2009,

      Design optimization problem reformulation using singular valuedecomposition, Journal of Mechanical Design,

      131(8): 081006 (10 pages). doi:10.1115/1.3179148