dr. Q. (Qingyi) Feng
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Coordinator of the Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS) and the Netherlands Platform Complex Systems (NPCS), Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Research Interest: Complexity theories and their applications in real-world systems, such as ecosystems, economics, health care, climate systems, etc.

Short Bio:                                  

I’m a passionate-for-life-and-dedicated-to-work Complexity scientist with backgrounds in Climate Dynamics (PhD degree), Complex Systems Science (Double Master degree), and Environmental Science (Master degree). I have lived in 6 countries (CN, UK, FR, NL, DE and IL) and visited many other places through studies and traveling. My inter-disciplinary and multi-cultural experience shaped me into a proactive team-player, who is fast in learning and adapting, and efficient in communication and coordination.

Strategische thema's / focusgebieden
C, Python, Fortran, Matlab, NetLogo, Academic Writing, Writing Grant Proposals, Organising Workshops

Visualization of a climate network. Figure from [Tominski et al., 2011]

The temporal changes of the depression pattern of a depressed individual. Figure from [Feng et al., 2012]
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Curriculum vitae


07/2012-06/2015     PhD in Climate Dynamics, Universiteit Utrecht, NL

09/2011-06/2012     MSc in Cognition and Complex Systems, École Polytechnique, FR

10/2010-08/2011     MSc in Complex Systems Science, University of Warwick, UK

09/2008-06/2010     MSE in Environmental Science, Tianjin University, CN

09/2004-06/2008     BSc in Environmental Science, Tianjin University, CN


Coordination Activities:                                                   

07/2015-09/2017  Complexity Laboratorium Utrecht (CLUe), Coordinator

Participated in the proposal writing and the setup phase of the CLUe, proactively pursuing the goal of the CLUe “reduce the barriers of scientists to use concepts and techniques from Complexity Science” by organizing monthly CLUe training, bimonthly CLUe lunch meetings and biannual workshops, designing and maintaining the CLUe website and the CLUe server, taking care of the logistics and the public relations, seeking collaboration opportunities, etc.

03/2008-06/2010   Tianjin University Environmental Complex Systems Society (ECSS), Founder & Chairman

Aimed to provide an interdisciplinary platform on campus to exchange research ideas, founded ECSS and provided opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations by organizing symposiums, initiating and maintaining online discussions, etc.



Techniques:      Familiar with various Complexity theories; have research experience with Statistical Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Agent-Based Modeling, Machine Learning, and Network Theory; experienced with website builders Drupal and WordPress.

Programming: C, Python, Fortran, Matlab, and NetLogo.

Languages:       English (full professional proficiency), Chinese (native proficiency), Dutch (elementary proficiency), and French (elementary proficiency).


Awards and Scholarships:                                              

10/2010      Erasmus Mundus International Scholarship (Worldwide, 10/120)

10/2009      “Outstanding Students” (The Highest Honor in Tianjin University, 5/27000)

06/2008      “Excellent Thesis” of Tianjin University

12/2007      "Talents Science Award" (Alias “Nobel Prize” in Tianjin University, 10/27000)

12/2007      “CASC Scholarships” of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

04/2007      Winner of “Challenge Cup”--Tianjin University Student Extracurricular Academic Science & Technology Work Competition

10/2006      100-Metre Dash Winner and 4*100 Relay Race Three Consecutive Championships of School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Tianjin University



Dancing, it is in my blood, and also a way to refill my passion for life;

Innovative cooking, in between western and eastern cuisines, I choose to be creative;

Traveling, curious about the world, I always want to explore and experience more.

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  • Complexity Methodology

[1]   Feng Q Y, Chai L H. The Function Law of Nature: The Research Progress of Maximum Flux Principle (In Chinese). Science & Technology Review, 2007, 25(24): 73-80.

[2]   Feng Q Y, Chai L H. Maximum Flux Principle: A New Method of Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Its Applications (In Chinese). Journal of Tianjin University of Technology, 2009, 25(1): 15-19.

  • Complexity Tools

[3] Donges J F, Heitzig J, Beronov B, Wiedermann M, Runge J, Feng Q Y,  Tupikina L, Stolbova V, Donner R V, Marwan N, Dijkstra H A, and Kurths J. Unified Functional Network and Nonlinear Time Series Analysis for Complex Systems Science: The pyunicorn Package. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science,  2015, 25(113101): http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4934554.

[4] Feng Q Y, Vasile R, Segond M, Gozolchiani A, Wang Y, Abel M, Havlin S, Bunde A, and Dijkstra H A. ClimateLearn: A machine-learning approach for climate prediction using network measures. Geoscientific Model Development, 2016: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2015-273.

  • Ecosystems & Complexity

[5]   Feng Q Y, Chai L H. A New Statistical Dynamic Analysis on Vegetation Patterns in Land Ecosystems. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2008, 387(14): 3583-3593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2008.01.118

[6]   Feng Q Y, Chai L H. Ecosystem Evolution Dynamics Based on Generalized Entropy Principle (In Chinese). Science & Technology Review, 2009, 27(4): 36-41.

  • Biology & Complexity

[7]   Feng Q Y, Chai L H. Riddle of Growth: A Principle for Growth Basing on Non Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics (In Chinese). Science & Technology Review, 2008, 26(4): 80-86.

[8]   Wang Y J, Feng Q Y, Chai L H. A New Model on Origin and Evolution of Biology (In English & Chinese). Agricultural Science & Technology, 2009,10(4):4-7.

[9]   Wang Y J, Feng Q Y, Wang H et al. New Simulation Method of Ecosystem Evolution Based on Neural Network. In: 6th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’10) Vol.4, Yantai, China: 2010.1749-1753.

  • Economics & Complexity

[10]   Wang Y J, Feng Q Y, Chai L H. Evolution of Stock Markets Driven by Generalized Entropy Principles (In Chinese). Journal of Tianjin University of Technology, 2009, 25(5): 8-11.

[11] Wang Y J, Feng Q Y, Chai L H. Structural Evolutions of Stock Markets Controlled by Generalized Entropy Principles of Complex Systems. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 2010, 30(24): 5949-5971.

[12]   Wang Y J, Feng Q Y, Chen S J et al. Simulation of Transportation-Economic Complex System Based on SOM Network. In: 6th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC’10) Vol.4, Yantai, China: 2010.1842-1846.

  • Health Care & Complexity

[13] Feng Q Y, Griffiths F, Parsons N, Gunn J. An Exploratory Statistical Approach to Depression Pattern Identification. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2012, 392(4): 889–901. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2012.10.025.

  • Climate Dynamics & Complexity

[14] Van der Mheen M, Dijkstra H A, Gozolchiani A, Den Toom M, Feng Q, Kurths J, Hernandez-Garcia E. Interaction network based early warning indicators for the Atlantic MOC collapse. Geophysical Research Letters, 2013, 40(11): 2714–2719. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50515/abstract.

[15] Feng Q Y, Dijkstra H A. Are North Atlantic Multidecadal SST Anomalies Westward Propagating? Geophysical Research Letters, 2014, 41(2): 541–546. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013GL058687/abstract.

[16] Feng Q Y, Viebahn J P, Dijkstra H A. Deep Ocean Early Warning Signals of an Atlantic MOC Collapse. Geophysical Research Letters, 2014, 41(16): 6009–6015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL061019/abstract.

[17] Feng Q Y, Dijkstra H A. Climate network stability measures of El Niño variability. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science,  2017, 27(035801): http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971784.

[18] van Zalinge B C, Feng Q Y, Aengenheyster M, and Dijkstra H A. On determining the Point of no Return in Climate Change. Earth System Dynamics, 2017: https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-2016-40.

Alle publicaties
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Feng, Qingyi & Dijkstra, Henk A. (01-03-2017). Climate network stability measures of El Ni-no variability. Chaos, 27 (3).
Van Zalinge, Brenda C., Feng, Qingyi, Aengenheyster, Matthias & Dijkstra, Henk A. (09-08-2017). On determining the point of no return in climate change. Earth System Dynamics, 8 (3), (pp. 707-717) (11 p.).
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Donges, Jonathan, Heitzig, Jobst, Beronov, Boyan, Wiedermann, Marc, Runge, Jakob, Feng, Q., Tupikina, Liubov, Stolbova, Veronika, Donner, Reik, Marwan, Norbert, Dijkstra, H.A. & Kurths, Jeurgen (2015). Unified Functional Network and Nonlinear Time Series Analysis for Complex Systems Science: The pyunicorn Package. Chaos, 25 (11) (25 p.).


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