" Extended Ensemble Monte Carlo " is a generic term that indicates a set of algorithms which are now being popular in a variety of fields in physics and statistical information processing. Exchange… (More)

In this paper, we give a cross-disciplinary survey on “population-based” Monte Carlo algorithms. These algorithms consist of a set of “walkers” or “particles” for the representation of a… (More)

“Nishimori line” is a line or hypersurface in the parameter space of systems with quenched disorder, where simple expressions of the averages of physical quantities over the quenched random variables… (More)

Phase response curve (PRC) of an oscillatory neuron describes the response of the neuron to external perturbation. The PRC is useful to predict synchronized dynamics of neurons; hence, its… (More)

Long chains of the HP lattice protein model are studied by the Multi-Self-Overlap Ensemble(MSOE) Monte Carlo method, which was developed recently by the authors [1]. MSOE successfully finds the… (More)

A method based on multicanonical Monte Carlo is applied to the calculation of large deviations in the largest eigenvalue of random matrices. The method is successfully tested with the Gaussian… (More)

We develop a recently proposed importance-sampling Monte Carlo algorithm for sampling rare events and quenched variables in random disordered systems. We apply it to a two dimensional bond-diluted… (More)