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Shyam Ranganathan

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Uppsala University, Department of Mathematics, 2015. Dissertation Title: "Non-linear dynamic modelling for panel data in the social sciences"
  • P.G. Diploma in Journalism, Asian College of Journalism, 2008.
  • M.S., University of Notre Dame, Department of Electrical Engineering, 2007.
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Department of Electrical Engineering, 2003.
  • STAT 3005 - Spring 2016
  • Non-linear dynamic models
  • Model selection
  • Econometrics
  • Applications to social sciences
  • Computational social science
  • Bayesian methods
  • Agent-based models
  • Viktoria Spaiser, Peter Hedström, Shyam Ranganathan, Kim Jansson, Monica K. Nordvik, David J.T. Sumpter (2016). Identifying complex dynamics in social systems: The case of school segregation. Sociological Methods and Research, to appear.
  • Shyam Ranganathan, Ranjula Bali Swain, David J.T. Sumpter (2015). The Demographic Transition and Economic Growth: Implications for Development Policy. Palgrave Communications 1.
  • Shyam Ranganathan, Stamatios C. Nicolis, Viktoria Spaiser, David J.T. Sumpter (2015). Understanding Democracy and Development Traps Using a Data-Driven Approach. Big Data 3(1) .
  • Viktoria Spaiser, Shyam Ranganathan, Richard P. Mann, David J.T. Sumpter (2015). The Dynamics of Democracy, Development and Cultural Values. PLOS ONE 9(6).
  • Shyam Ranganathan, Viktoria Spaiser, Richard P. Mann, David J.T. Sumpter (2014). Bayesian Dynamical Systems Modeling in the Social Sciences. PLOS ONE 9(1).
  • Ravikiran Gopalan, Krishnan Padmanabhan, Shyam Ranganathan, Oliver M. Collins (2006). Calculating and Achieving Capacity on the Unknown Fading MIMO channel. Proceedings in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
  • Krishnan Padmanabhan, Shyam Ranganathan, Srinath P. Sundaravaradhan, Oliver M. Collins (2005). General CPM and its Capacity. Proceedings in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
Shyam Ranganathan

Assistant Professor

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