Welcome.

I am Lucas Böttcher. Below you can find some information about me and my research.

About

Current and Past Positions
Education (courses)
Awards
Memberships


Publications

Articles
  1. N. Antulov-Fantulin, L. Böttcher, On the accuracy of short-term COVID-19 fatality forecasts (2021), arXiv:2107.09891
  2. L. Böttcher, D. Wernli, H. Gersbach, Restoring the Antibiotic R&D Market to combat the Resistance Crisis (2021)
  3. M. Xia, L. Böttcher, T. Chou, Controlling epidemics through optimal allocation of test kits and vaccine doses across networks (2021), arXiv:2107.13709
  4. T. Schneider, O. R. A. Dunbar, J. Wu, L. Böttcher, D. Burov, A. Garbuno-Inigo, G. L. Wagner, S. Pei, C. Daraio, R. Ferrari, J. Shaman, Epidemic Management and Control Through Individual Risk-Tailored Contact Interventions, preprint
  5. L. Böttcher, N. Antulov-Fantulin, T. Asikis, Implicit energy regularization of neural-ordinary-differential equation control, arXiv:2103.06525, GitHub repo
  6. L. Böttcher, M. R. D'Orsogna, T. Chou, A statistical model of COVID-19 testing in populations: effects of sampling bias and testing errors, Philos. Trans. Royal Soc. A (2021), medRxiv:2021.05.22.21257643, arXiv:2105.11961, GitHub repo
  7. L. Böttcher, J. Nagler, Decisive Conditions for Strategic Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, medRxiv:2021.03.05.21252962
  8. L. Böttcher, G. Kernell, How variations in group size and abstention rates impact hierarchical and direct voting systems, preprint
  9. D. Wernli, M. Clausin, N. Antulov-Fantulin, J. Berezowski, N. Biller, K. Blanchet, L. Böttcher, C. Burton-Jeangros, G. Escher, A. Flahault, K. Fukuda, D. Helbing, P. D. Jaffé, P. S. Jørgensen, Y. Kaspiarovich, J. Krishnakumar, J. Berezowski, R. J. Lawrence, K. Lee, A. Léger, N. Levrat, R. Martischang, C. M. Morel, D. Pittet, M. Stauffer, F. Tediosi, F. Vanackere, J.-D. Vassalli, G. Wolff, O. Young, Building a multisystemic understanding of societal resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic, BMJ Global Health 6, e006794 (2021)
  10. L. Böttcher, M. R. D'Orsogna, T. Chou, Using excess deaths and testing statistics to determine estimates of COVID-19 mortalities, Eur. J. Epidemiol. 36, 545--558 (2021), medRxiv:2021.01.10.21249524, arXiv:2101.03467, GitHub repo
  11. L. Böttcher, M. A. Porter, Classical and quantum random-walk centrality measures in multilayer networks, SIAM J. Appl. Math. (2021), arXiv:2012.07157, Gitlab repo
  12. S. Wald, L. Böttcher, From classical to quantum walks with stochastic resetting on networks, Phys. Rev. E 103, 012122 (2021), arXiv:2008.00510, GitHub repo
  13. T. Asikis, L. Böttcher, N. Antulov-Fantulin, Neural Ordinary Differential Equation Control of Dynamics on Graphs, arXiv:2006.09773, GitHub repo
  14. P. Richter, M. Henkel, L. Böttcher, Aging and equilibration in bistable contagion dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 102, 042308 (2020), arXiv:2006.05937
  15. S.D.S. Reis, L. Böttcher, J.P. da C. Nogueira, G.S. Sousa, A.S. Lima Neto, H.J. Herrmann, J.S. Andrade Jr, Spatio-temporal characteristics of dengue outbreaks, arXiv:2006.02646
  16. L. Böttcher, M. Xia, T. Chou, Why case fatality ratios can be misleading: individual- and population-based mortality estimates and factors influencing them, Phys. Biol. 17, 065003 (2020), arXiv:2003.12032, medRxiv:2020.03.26.20044693
  17. L. Böttcher, N. Antulov-Fantulin, Unifying continuous, discrete, and susceptible-infected-recovered processes on networks, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 033121 (2020), arXiv:2002.11765
  18. L. Böttcher, H. Gersbach, Incentivizing Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotic Development with Refunding, arXiv:2007.06468, medRxiv:2020.07.13.20152652, CEPR:DP15512
  19. F. D'Angelo, L. Böttcher, Learning the Ising Model with Generative Neural Networks, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023266 (2020), arXiv:2001.05361, GitHub repo
  20. L. Böttcher, A Random-Line-Graph Approach to Overlapping Line Segments, J. Complex Netw. 8, cnaa029 (2020), arXiv:1911.10679
  21. S. Nauer, L. Böttcher, M. A. Porter, Random-Graph Models and Characterization of Granular Networks, J. Complex Netw., cnz037 (2019), arXiv:1907.13424
  22. S. Xu, L. Böttcher, T. Chou, Diversity in biology: definitions, quantification, and models, Phys. Biol. 17, 031001 (2020), arXiv:1908.08190
  23. L. Böttcher, H. Gersbach, The Great Divide: Quantifying Drivers of Polarization in the US Public, EPJ Data Science 9, 32 (2020), arXiv:2001.05163, GitLab repo
  24. L. Böttcher, P. Montealegre, E. Goles, H. Gersbach, Competing Activists--Political Polarization, Physica A 545, 123713 (2019), arXiv:1910.14531
  25. S. Strub, L. Böttcher, Modeling Deformed Transmission Lines for Continuous Strain Sensing Applications, Meas. Sci. Technol. 31, 035109 (2019), arXiv:1912.13319
  26. M. Hoferer, L. Böttcher, H.J. Herrmann, H. Gersbach, The Impact of Technologies in Political Campaigns, Physica A 538, 122795 (2019), arXiv:1909.07644
  27. L. Böttcher, H.J. Herrmann, H. Gersbach, Clout, Activists and Budget: The Road to Presidency, PLoS ONE 13(3):e0193199. (2018), arXiv:1802.02048
  28. L. Böttcher, H.J. Herrmann, M. Henkel, Dynamical universality of the contact process, J. Phys. A 51, 125003 (2018), arXiv:1802.00037
  29. L. Böttcher, J. S. Andrade Jr., H.J. Herrmann, Targeted Recovery as an Effective Strategy against Epidemic Spreading, Sci. Rep. 7, 14356 (2017), arXiv:1710.05807
  30. L. Böttcher, J. Nagler, H.J. Herrmann, Critical Behaviors in Contagion Dynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 088301 (2017), arXiv:1701.08988, GitHub repo
  31. L. Böttcher, O. Woolley-Meza, D. Brockmann, Temporal dynamics of online petitions, PLoS ONE 12(5):e0178062. (2017), arXiv:1705.04202
  32. L. Böttcher, M. Lukovic, J. Nagler, S. Havlin, H.J. Herrmann, Failure and recovery in dynamical networks, Sci. Rep. 7, 41729 (2017), arXiv:1610.00997
  33. L. Böttcher, O. Woolley-Meza, E. Goles, D. Helbing, H.J. Herrmann, Connectivity disruption sparks explosive epidemic spreading, Phys. Rev. E 93, 042315 (2016), arXiv:1604.07783
  34. L. Böttcher, N.A.M. Araújo, J. Nagler, J.F.F. Mendes, D. Helbing, H.J. Herrmann, Gender gap in the ERASMUS mobility program, PLoS ONE 11(2):e0149514. (2016), arXiv:1602.01442
  35. L. Böttcher, O. Woolley-Meza, N.A.M. Araújo, H.J. Herrmann, D. Helbing, Disease-induced resource constraints can trigger explosive epidemics, Sci. Rep. 5, 16571 (2015), arXiv:1508.05484, ssrn.2496128
  36. R. Mani, L. Böttcher, H.J. Herrmann, D. Helbing, Extreme power law in a driven many-particle system without threshold dynamics, Phys. Rev. E 90, 042201 (2014), arXiv:1404.7460

Books and chapters
  1. L. Böttcher, H.J. Herrmann, Computational Statistical Physics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  2. L. Böttcher, chapter on Contagion Dynamics in Complex Networks, Automata and Complexity, Essays presented to Eric Goles on the occasion of his 70th birthday, to appear in Emergence, Complexity, and Computation in 2020, preprint
Media coverage and highlights You can find more information about my research and teaching (incl. planned workshops/conferences and job postings) on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Teaching

Year Courses
2020 Epidemic Forecasting Data Assimilation in Complex Social Systems
2019 Introduction to Computational Physics Computational Statistical Physics Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks
2018 Mathematik III
2017 Numerische Methoden

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Contact

Lucas Böttcher
COMPUTATIONAL MEDICINE
DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BOX 951766, ROOM 5223 LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90095-1766
lucasb at g dot ucla dot edu