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Ties that bind: The goodness of social networks

17 Apr 2015

A Summary of Alex "Sandy" Pentland's

SFI Community Lecture

By Mary Hoff


What each of us does over the course of a day — where we go, whom we encounter, what we buy — may seem rather mundane and inconsequential. When aggregated with activities of others, however, our seemingly simple... Read more


Luis Rocha and Indiana University's Network Science Institute

12 Mar 2015

In this post we feature complex systems scientist and professor Luis Rocha, of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.   Luis directs the Complex Systems graduate program in Informatics.  He has also served on the permanent staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory... Read more


Jon Wilkins talks about the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship

25 Jan 2015

In this post we feature Jon Wilkins, a theoretical evolutionary biologist and the founder of the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship.  Jon received a BA in Physics and PhD in Biophysics from Harvard, as well as a Junior Fellowship in the Harvard Society of Fellows.  Jon has... Read more

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Course Statistics from Fall, 2014

4 Jan 2015

In this week's news story, we report on some statistics from our two online courses that ended in December:  Introduction to Complexity and Nonlinear Dynamics.  These statistics come from the surveys we ask participants to fill out at the beginning of the class, and from class results to date. 

Total... Read more


Dr. Ben Althouse on Diseases as Complex Systems

5 Dec 2014

This is the first in a series of interviews highlighting the work of experts in the field of complex systems science. Dr. Ben Althouse, an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, is a mathematical epidemiologist focusing on the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. Ben holds both an ScM in Biostatistics and... Read more

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