The Egolf group performs computational and theoretical research focused on the dynamical and statistical properties of systems maintained far-from-equilibrium.  Of particular interest are granular systems, excitable media such as cardiac and neural tissue, fluid systems, and biopolymer networks.  The dynamics of these systems often appear hopelessly complicated to the eye, but, using techniques from nonlinear dynamics and statistical mechanics, we are able to untangle the dynamics and reveal underlying mechanisms that may eventually lead to predictive theories.