Plamen Ch. Ivanov

Plamen Ch. Ivanov

Research Faculty (Research Professor)
Office: SCI, Room 210. 617-353-4733
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Research Interests:

Physiologic Dynamics and Neural Control: cardiac, respiratory, locomotor, circadian rhythms, sleep
Network Physiology: interactions between integrated physiologic systems
Nonlinear Dynamics and Coupling: fractal and multifractal stochastic processes, stochastic feedback, phase synchronization
Excitable Media: myocardial tissue
Disordered Systems: spin and atomic chains with correlated disorder
Phase Transitions in Physical and Biological Systems
Econophysics: financial and social dynamics

Selected papers:

  • 02/28/12 Network physiology reveals relations between network topology and physiological function
  • 06/26/12 Phase transitions in physiologic coupling
  • 04/22/13 Asymmetry and basic pathways in sleep-stage transitions
  • 07/01/10 Aging Effects on Cardiac and Respiratory Dynamics in Healthy Subjects across Sleep Stages
  • 05/05/10 Correlated walks down the Babylonian markets
  • 08/18/09 Maternal–fetal heartbeat phase synchronization
  • 04/21/09 Levels of complexity in scale-invariant neural signals
  • 12/26/07 Endogenous circadian rhythm in human motor activity uncoupled from circadian influences on cardiac dynamics
  • 11/01/07 Fractal scale-invariant and nonlinear properties of cardiac dynamics remain stable with advanced age: a new mechanistic picture of cardiac control in healthy elderly
  • 03/30/07 Patterns of spiral wave attenuation by low-frequency periodic planar fronts
  • 06/26/06 Spurious detection of phase synchronization in coupled nonlinear oscillators
  • 03/15/06 Cross-correlation of instantaneous phase increments in pressure-flow fluctuations: Applications to cerebral autoregulation
  • 12/28/04 Endogenous circadian rhythm in an index of cardiac vulnerability independent of changes in behavior
  • 12/14/04 Common scale-invariant patterns of sleep–wake transitions across mammalian species
  • 10/20/04 New class of level statistics in correlated disordered chains
  • 12/15/02 A stochastic model of human gait dynamics
  • 08/29/02 Metal–insulator transition in chains with correlated disorder
  • 06/03/99 Multifractality in human heartbeat dynamics
  • 08/15/98 Stochastic feedback and the regulation of biological rhythms
  • 09/26/96 Scaling behaviour of heartbeat intervals obtained by wavelet-based time-series analysis

Education:

M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics, 1988, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Ph.D. in Cellular Biophysics, 1998, Boston University, Boston, MA

Honors/Awards:

Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2010)
Georgi Nadjakov Medal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2012)

 

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