Trainers: Dr. Nurul Syaza Abd Latif, Dr. Mohd Hafiz Mohd & Dr. Kie Van Ivanky Saputra.
In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss some techniques in numerical continuation and bifurcation analysis using XPPAut and Auto. These are free packages for numerically solving and analyzing dynamical systems. The problems that can be solved using these tools can range from deterministic ordinary-differential equations to stochastic models, to partial differential and integro-differential equations. The trainers will teach the participants how to get started and beyond with XPPAut and Auto packages. The workshop starts with a gentle introduction and how to install these software, and an overview of the numerical routines, followed by solving the steady-states, graphing and plotting. Thereafter sessions gradually increase in complexity, covering general steps in bifurcation analysis and how to compute complete bifurcation diagrams, particularly co-dimension one and co-dimension two bifurcation plots.