September 14, 2012 - September 16, 2012
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Summary: This course introduces professionals from many backgrounds to the scientific study of the complex interactions that underlie social, biological, and computational systems. "Exploring Complexity in Science and Technology" has no prerequisites and requires no background in mathematics or science.
The two-and-a-half day course is an immersive tour of the sciences of complexity, which seeks to explain from many scholarly perspectives how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among many individuals. Examples of complex systems include economies, ecosystems, conflict, the Internet, the spread of disease, and human social institutions. During the course, participants explore the broad realm of complex systems science, including dynamics and chaos, networks, evolution, and agent-based modeling. They also learn to use these tools to understand complexity in biological, economic, social, and technological systems. Exploring Complexity is specifically designed for professionals, social workers, journalists, university faculty, and others who want to explore and apply this new interdisciplinary scientific approach to complex systems in their own lives.
Luis Bettencourt, Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Aaron Clauset, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Stephanie Forrest, Professor, University of New Mexico; Science Board Co-Chair and External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute
Deborah Gordon, Professor, Stanford University; member of the Science Board, Santa Fe Institute
Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
We are pleased to offer five Business Network Member tuitions at a 50% discount off the current $1,200 fee. Network members will be responsible for their own meals and housing. Additional slots may be available at regular tuition cost. The five reduced-tuition slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis by return email to Casey.
Purpose: Business Network
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