Biocomplexity Institute
995 Research Park Blvd
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing (NSSAC) Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative (BII)


Henning Mortveit is an associate professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division in the Biocomplexity Institute Initiative. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2000. Before joining ESE he held positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and at Virginia Tech.


M.S. Norwegian Institute of Technology, 1995

Ph.D. Norwegian University of Science & Technology, 2000

Research Interests

Massively interacting systems and the mathematics supporting rigorous analysis and understanding of their stability and resiliency
The generic structure and the mathematics of large-scale simulation models of massively interacting systems
Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, in particular graph dynamical systems (GDS) and their combinatorial and algebraic structures
Design, modeling, framework development, and mathematical analysis of simulation models based on graph dynamical systems
Structure-to-function theory of graph dynamical systems relating properties of networks, functions and update mechanism to global dynamics

Selected Publications

Attractor Stability in Finite Asynchronous Biological System Models, Bulletin Of Mathematical Biology, 2019, 10.1007/s11538-018-00565-x. H.S. Mortveit, R.D. Pederson
Planning and response in the aftermath of a large crisis: an agent-based informatics framework, Proc. WSC, 2013. C. Barrett, K. Bisset, S. Chandan, Et Al.
Cycle Equivalence of Graph Dynamical Systems, Nonlinearity, 2009, 10.1088/0951-7715/22/2/010. M. Macauley, H.S. Mortveit
On Enumeration of Conjugacy Classes of Coxeter Elements, Proc. AMS, 2008, 10.1090/S0002-9939-09-09884-0. M. Macauley, H.S. Mortveit
An Introduction to Sequential Dynamical Systems, First Graduate Textbook on Sequential Dynamical Systems, Springer Verlag, 2007, 10.1007/978-0-387-49879-9. H.S. Mortveit, C.M. Reidys
Partitioning Hardware and Software for Reconfigurable Supercomputing Applications: A Case Study, Proc. Supercomupting, 2005, 10.1109/sc.2005.54. J. Tripp, A. Hansson, M. Gokhale, H.S. Mortveit