Girvan Networks Lab


Michelle Girvan an associate professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) at the University of Maryland.  Her research operates at the intersection of statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, and computer science and has applications to social, biological, and technological systems. More specifically, her work focuses on complex networks and often falls within the fields of computational biology and sociophysics. While some of the research is purely theoretical, Girvan has become increasingly involved in using empirical data to inform and validate mathematical models.

Mailing Address

(for both on- and off-campus mail):

  1. University of Maryland

  2. IREAP

  3. Bldg 223, Paint Branch Dr

  4. College Park, MD 20742

Contact Information:

  1. Physical Campus Address:

  2. 3327 A.V. Williams

  3. Email:

  4. Tel: (301) 405-1610

  5. Fax: (301) 405-1678