Rare Events in Complex Systems: Understanding and Prediction
Complex systems such as the earth, brain, human society, and infrastructure systems experience events which are rare in frequency but can have catastrophic consequences. A new approach which has shown promise in the analysis and prediction of rare events is the theory of complex networks. In this Focus Issue, we discuss different tools from network science and dynamical systems that could potentially improve our understanding of rare events in complex systems and provide us the ability to predict and mitigate their unpleasant outcomes.
Guest Editors: Ugur Öztürk and Nishant Malik