Robert Savit

Robert Savit, Ph.D.

CCMB Affiliate Faculty
Professor of Physics
Emeritus

Areas of Interest

Professor Savit’s current research interests are in the area of nonlinear and adaptive systems. His group examines two types of issues. First, they study the nature of adaptive competition for scarce resources. They examine the deep phase structure that such systems exhibit, and explore the application of their insights to problems in group decision making in business, in social systems, resource allocation problems, and evolutionary systems. Professor Savit also engages in a series of experiments with groups of human subjects that study the problem of resource allocation, competition and emergent coordination.

Second, his research group considers data analysis problems of nonlinear systems. Using new techniques developed in the context of dynamical systems, Professor Savit’s group studies a number of intrinsically nonlinear systems. Among these are both mechanical and biological systems. In particular, he is working on the problem of understanding and predicting epileptic seizures.