I am a tenure track assistant professor (W1/W2) at RWTH Aachen University. My research deals with the analysis of complex systems that can be abstracted as networks or graphs. A central methodological issue underlying my research is how one can study and integrate the multiple levels of organization which are commonly found in a range of systems. My research combines ‘bottom-up’ dynamical models, and ‘top-down’ data-driven approaches, and uses a blend of tools from control theory, dynamical systems, stochastic processes, machine learning and statistics.

News and Events

April 23, 2021 – New preprint on higher order networks on arxiv [Preprint]
April 20, 2021 – New preprint on the Analysis of Ligand Receptor networks out on biorxiv [Preprint]
March 24, 2021 – Preprint on signal processing on simplicial complexes [Preprint]
March 16, 2021 – Together with Renaud Lambiotte I wrote a book on Modularity and Dynamics on Complex Networks. You can find it here [Final Draft Book]
January 15, 2021 – Another preprint, this time on signal processing on higher-order networks: [Preprint]
January 12, 2021 – New preprint out on the arxiv here: [Preprint]
January 4, 2021 – Florian Frantzen starts as PhD student in our group. Welcome Florian!
November 30, 2020 – My student Leonie gave a talk at the Oxford Network Science seminar. The video is here.
November 11, 2020 – My student Leonie gave a talk at the Women in Network Science (online) seminar – you can find the video here.
November 2, 2020 – Michael Scholkemper starts as PhD student in our group. Welcome Michael!
October 26, 2020 – I am among the top 10% of reviewers for NeurIPS 2020… hurray! Furthermore we have a new preprint out on the arxiv here: [Preprint]
September 23, 2020 – Some further updates: First we got two new preprints online [Preprint 1] [Preprint 2] containing joint work with Leto Peel on hierarchical community detection. Second, my PhD student Leonie Neuhäuser gave a great talk at Netsci. You can find the recording here.
September 21, 2020 – I gave two talks at Netsci 2020 in the last days. The first about Signal Processing on Simplicial complexes at the Toponets satellite, the second on the blind identification of stochastic block models from dynamical observations. Both talks are available on youtube here: Talk 1 and Talk 2.
September 17, 2020 – Ingo Scholtes, Renaud Lambiotte, Martin Rosvall and I, together with Program Chairs Giona Casiraghi and Laurence Brandenberger, are organizing the higher-order model in network science workshop (HONS) as part of the virtual Netsci 2020.
September 1, 2020 – Leonie Neuhäuser starts as PhD student in our group. Welcome Leonie!
August 16, 2020 – Our paper “Exact Blind Community Detection from Signals on Multiple Graphs” with Mitch Roddenberry, Hoi-To Wai and Santiago Segarra got published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing here.
August 3, 2020 – Together with Fabian Schulz from Ministy of Culture and Science (MKW) of NRW, I was interviewed about the NRW return programm by Anne Schreiter from the German Scholars Organization (GSO). You can find the interview here.
July 9, 2020 – The videos from our workshop Learning from Data on networks are online now here.
July 8, 2020 – I will be a keynote speaker at the Toponets workshop, which will be part of Netsci 2020 (Rome), which is now happening as a virtual conference.
June 8, 2020 – Santiago Segarra, Francesco Tudisco and I are organizing a virtual minisymposium on Learning from data on networks as part of the SIAM conference on Mathematics of Data Science
June 1, 2020 – Started new position at RWTH Aachen University
May 7, 2020 – Released introductory video on network science and higher-order interactions on youtube here

Short Bio

I studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at ETH Zurich with a focus on communication systems. After a MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London (Neurotechnology stream), I moved to the Mathematics Department to obtain my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Mauricio Barahona and Prof. Sophia Yaliraki. Following my PhD, I worked in Belgium, jointly at the Université catholique de Louvain and at the University of Namur, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In November 2016, I moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. From July 2017 onwards I was a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at MIT and the University of Oxford, before joining RWTH Aachen University in June 2020, supported by the NRW Return Programme (2019).

For more information on my Marie Curie Project see HIntNets

Contact Address

Michael Schaub
Department of Computer Science
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstraße 55, Building E3
D-52074 Aachen

+49 241 80 21490