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NAME POSITION TITLE
Hubler, Alfred Hubler Associate Professor of Physics
eRA COMMONS USER NAME
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION YEAR(s) FIELD OF STUDY
Technical Univ. of Munich, Germany Diploma 1983 Cond. Matter Physics
Technical Univ. of Munich, Germany Ph.D. 1987 Complex Sys. Physics
A. Positions and Honors.
Positions and Employment
1983-1987 Research Fellow, Messerschmidt-Bolkow-Blohm Co., Germany
1987-1989 Visiting Assistant Professor, Fachhochschule München, Germany
1988-1989 Post Doc, Inst. for Theoretical Physics & Synergetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1990-1998 Assistant Professor, Dept. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), IL
1991-present External Faculty Member, Santa Fe Institute, NM
1991-present Senior Researcher, National Center for Supercomputer Applications, UIUC, IL
1998-present Associate Professor, Dept. Physics, UIUC, IL
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
1990-1998 Associate Director, Center for Complex Systems Research, UIUC
1990-1998 Faculty Member, Beckman Institute, UIUC, IL
1990 Summer Fellowship, Institute for Scientific Interchange, Torino, Italy
1991-1992 Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, UIUC,IL
1991-1992 Visiting Maxwell Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, NM
1993-1994 Toshiba Chair Professor, Keio University, Japan
1998-present Director, Center for Complex Systems Research, UIUC, IL
1999-2003 UIUC Faculty Senator, elected
2000-present Executive Editor of the journal Complexity
2001-present Conference Chair of the annual conference “Understanding Complex Systems”
1983 Diploma Thesis Summa Cum Laude
1987 Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude
1996 Amoco Foundation Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Instruction
2001-2005 UIUC Excellent Teachers Rating
B. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).
(Publications selected from 46 peer-reviewed publications)
1. Eisenhammer T, Hubler A, Geisel T, Lüscher E, Scaling Behavior of the Maximum Energy Exchange
between Coupled Anharmonic Oscillators. Phys. Rev. A 1990;41:3332-3342.
2. Breeden J, Dinkelacker F, Hubler A, Noise in the Modeling and Control of Dynamical Systems. Phys.
Rev. A 1990;42:5827-5835.
3. Breeden J, Hubler A, Reconstructing Equations of Motion from Experimental Data with Unobserved
Variables. Phys. Rev. A 1990;42:5817-5826.
4. Plapp B, Hubler A, Nonlinear Resonances and Suppression of Chaos in the rf-Biased Josephson
Junction. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1990;65:2303-2306.
5. Shermer R, Hubler A, Packard N, Model-based Control of the Burgers Equation. Phys. Rev. A
6. Chang K, Kodogeorgiou A, Hubler A, Jackson EA, General Resonance Spectroscopy. Physics D
7. Krempl S, Eisenhammer T, Hubler A, Mayer-Kress G, Milonni PW, Optimal Stimulation of a
Conservative Nonlinear Oscillator: Classical and Quantum-mechanical Calculations. Phys. Rev. Lett.
8. Pierre D, Hubler A, A Theory for Adaptation and Competition Applied to Logistic Map Dynamics.
Physica D 1994;75:343-360.
9. Yamaguchi F, Kawamura K, Hubler A, Sudden Drop of Dissipation in Field-Coupled Quantum Dot
Resistors. Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 1995;34:L105-108.
10. Wargitsch C, Hubler A, Resonances of Nonlinear Oscillators. Phys. Rev. E 1995;51:1508-1519.
11. Arsenault LE, Hubler A, Dynamics of Damped Coupled Oscillators Near Resonance. Phys. Rev. E
12. Mettin R, Lauterborn W, Hubler A, Scheeline A, Lauterborn W, Parametric Entrainment Control of
Chaotic Systems. Phys. Rev. E 1995;51:4065-4075.
13. Dueweke M, Dierker U, Hubler A, Self-assembling Electrical Connections Based on the Principle of
Minimum Resistance. Phys. Rev. E 1996;54:496-506.
14. Hubler A, Kuhl U, Wittmann R, Nagata T, Sharp Diffraction Peaks from Chaotic Structures. Chaos
15. Sperl M, Chang A, Weber N, Hubler A, Hebbian Learning in the Agglomeration of Conducting
Particles. Phys. Rev. E 1999;59:3165-3168.
16. Melby P, Kaidel J, Weber N, Hubler A, Adaptation to the Edge of Chaos in the Self-Adjusting Logistic
Map. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2000;84:5991-5993.
17. Melby P, Weber N, Hubler A, Robustness of Adaptation in Controlled Self-adjusting Chaotic Systems.
Phys. Fluctuation and Noise Lett. 2002;2:L285-292.
18. Xu J, Hubler A, Enhanced Diffraction Pattern from a Fibonnaci Chain. Phys. Rev. B 2003;67:184202.
19. Melby P, Weber N, Hubler A, Dynamics of Self-Adjusting System with Noise. Chaos 2005;15:
20. Jun JK, Hubler A, Formation and Structure of Ramified Charge Transportation Networks in an
Electromechanical System. PNAS 2005;102:536–540.
C. Research Support
Ongoing Research Support
DMS 0325939 ITR Johnson (PI) 7/07/03-7/06/08
Materials Computation Center
This study uses chaos theory and evolution theory to model self-assembling and self-repairing materials.
DGE 03 382152 Raineri (PI) 7/01/04-6/30/09
GK-12: EdGrid Graduate Fellows Program
The study will help to introduce Complex Systems research results in the high school curriculum.
1 R13 GM075725-01 Hubler (PI) 5/15/05-5/14/06
Understanding Complex Systems Symposium 2005: Computational Complexity and Informatics
This symposium makes researchers in Natural Science, Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
more aware of Health Care issues and helps to communicate new fundamental research concepts to the
medical research community and health care providers.
Completed Research Support
PHY 01-40179 Hubler (PI) 7/01/02 – 6/30/05
Experimental Study of Adaptation to the Edge of Chaos and Critical Scaling in the Self-adjusting Peroxidase-
The goal of this study was to explain why chaotic dynamics is comparatively rare in bio-chemical systems.
N00014-02-1-0724 Hubler (PI) 5/1/02-12/31/02
Understanding Complex Systems Symposium 2002: Complexity in Physical and Biological Structures,
Medicine & Ecology
This symposium brought together researchers from many academic disciplines and from industry and
stimulated cross-disciplinary research activities. A small group of distinguished invited speakers reviewed the
field of complex systems research.
DUE 97-52539 Gladding (PI) 7/01/98 -6/30/99
A New Model for Undergrad Physics Education
The goal of this project was to model student behavior in large introductory courses and to increase the
retention rate, in particular the retention rate of underrepresented minorities.
N00014-96-1-0335 Hubler (PI) 7/01/96 -6/30/99
Nonlinear Resonance Spectroscopy Theory and Application
The goal of this project was to find forcing functions which create a large response in a nonlinear dynamical