Peter Ronhovde

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We apply a replica inference based Potts model method to unsupervised image segmentation on multiple scales. This approach was inspired by the statistical mechanics problem of " community detection " and its phase diagram. Specifically, the problem is cast as identifying tightly bound clusters (" communities " or " solutes ") against a background or "(More)
Inspired by a multiresolution community detection based network segmentation method, we suggest an automatic method for segmenting fluorescence lifetime (FLT) imaging microscopy (FLIM) images of cells in a first pilot investigation on two selected images. The image processing problem is framed as identifying segments with respective average FLTs against the(More)
Community detection in networks refers to the process of seeking strongly internally connected groups of nodes which are weakly externally connected. In this work, we introduce and study a community definition based on internal edge density. Beginning with the simple concept that edge density equals number of edges divided by maximal number of edges, we(More)
Recent decades have experienced the discovery of numerous complex materials. At the root of the complexity underlying many of these materials lies a large number of contending atomic- and largerscale configurations. In order to obtain a more detailed understanding of such systems, we need tools that enable the detection of pertinent structures on all(More)
—We present a physics inspired heuristic method for solving combinatorial optimization problems. Our approach is specifically motivated by the desire to avoid trapping in metastable local minima-a common occurrence in hard problems with multiple extrema. Our method involves (i) coupling otherwise independent simulations of a system (" replicas ") via(More)
We derive rigorous bounds for well-defined community structure in complex networks for a stochas-tic block model (SBM) benchmark. In particular, we analyze the effect of inter-community " noise " (inter-community edges) on any " community detection " algorithm's ability to correctly group nodes assigned to a planted partition, a problem which has been(More)
We survey the application of a relatively new branch of statistical physics— " community detection " – to data mining. In particular, we focus on the diagnosis of materials and automated image segmentation. Community detection describes the quest of partitioning a complex system involving many elements into optimally decoupled subsets or communities of such(More)
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