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Education Program - Current and Upcoming Events - April 22, 2012

  • * SFI community lectures are free, open, & accessible to the public.
  • * Other SFI events are by invitation only.

May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012 - May 18, 2012
Education Program

George Mason University
Arlington, Virginia

Register now for the Science of Complexity Short Course HERE

The Santa Fe Institute and the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University are offering a three day symposium entitled "The Science of Complexity: Understanding the Global Financial Crisis" May 16-18, 2012, at the spectacular new Founders Hall facility at the GMU Arlington campus. Through the lenses of finance, economics, complex systems, neuroeconomics, and computational social science, the symposium will explore the structure and dynamics of the 2008 financial crisis and its reverberations through time, including the current Eurozone crisis. Attendees will come away with a high-level understanding of the tools the sciences of complexity bring to an emerging view of these crises, including cutting-edge insights from the application of non-linear dynamics, social networks, systemic risk, experimental economics, and related approaches. 

More information about the course such as an agenda, information about local accommodations, and speaker bios can be found on our wiki page.

Fees

$1,500 before May 1, 2012

$1,700 May 1, 2012 and after

In the event of a cancellation before May 1, 2012, 50% of the program tuition will be refunded. Beginning May 1, 2012 and after no refunds will be made.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012 - Aug. 11, 2012
Education Program

SFI’s REU program provides an opportunity for young scientists from many disciplines to explore what a social science perspective brings to other fields and how traditionally quantitative disciplines can contribute to the social sciences. Each REU participant works with one or more SFI faculty mentors on a specific, mutually selected projects focusing on the computational properties of complex systems with particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on the social sciences.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 17, 2012

Saint John's College
June 17, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Education Program

The Santa Fe Institute is pleased to announce the 18th annual Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity. The workshop will bring together a group of advanced graduate students and a small faculty for an intensive two week study of computational social science modeling and complexity. The workshop will consist of lectures by faculty, special topic seminars by members of the Santa Fe Institute, and presentations of work in progress by graduate student participants. The primary goal of the summer workshop is to assist graduate students pursuing research agendas which includes a computational modeling component. A significant portion of the workshop will be devoted to analyzing and improving research being conducted by the graduate student participants.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson
Saint John's College
June 17, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Education Program
SFI Host: John Miller and Scott Page

Sept. 14, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012 - Sept. 16, 2012
Education Program

This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of effort that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive behavior can emerge from simple interactions among myriad individuals. This course, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply this new transdisciplinary scientific approach. This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background.

More information about the course can be found on our wiki page.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson

June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 - Aug. 9, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Oct. 6, 2013

Noyce Conference Room
Oct. 6, 2013 - Oct. 11, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Nov. 11, 2013

Nov. 11, 2013 - Nov. 21, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: Miguel Fuentes

Nov. 22, 2013

Nov. 22, 2013 - Dec. 2, 2013
Education Program

External Faculty

SFI Host: Jennifer Dunne

June 8, 2014

June 8, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
Saint John's College
June 8, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

June 22, 2014

Saint John's College
June 22, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Education Program
SFI Host: John Miller
Saint John's College
June 22, 2014 - July 4, 2014
Education Program
SFI Host: John Miller

July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015 - March 5, 2015
Education Program
Purpose: External Faculty
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

June 7, 2015

June 7, 2015 - Aug. 15, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
Saint John's College
June 7, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

June 21, 2015

Saint John's College
June 21, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
June 21, 2015 - July 3, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Aug. 25, 2015

Noyce Conference Room
Aug. 25, 2015 - Aug. 27, 2015
Education Program

August 25 - 27, 2015 - Santa Fe Institute - Santa Fe, New Mexico

SFI Host: Melanie Mitchell

Jan. 5, 2016

Noyce Conference Room
Jan. 5, 2016 - Jan. 7, 2016
Education Program

Social systems are intrinsically complex, whether they are groups of interacting ants, humans, companies, cities, or societies. How do such systems organize themselves to produce sophisticated collective behavior? How do they adapt and learn in the face of changing circumstances? How does group cooperation emerge from social yet selfish individuals, and how can such cooperation be fostered? What causes social systems, including economies, to fail or collapse, and what makes them resilient? By approaching these and other profound questions of social science from a complexity perspective, scientists are beginning to understand and predict social behavior in wholly new ways.

SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

June 5, 2016

June 5, 2016 - Aug. 13, 2016
Education Program

The ability to mathematically model complex systems has become a prerequisite to successful science in any field. Writing a simulation is not enough; career scientists today should be able to analyze results, recognize statistical regularities, formulate conjectures, and pursue possible proofs about why these conjectures are true. This hands-on summer program will give you a toolbox for understanding and using mathematical modeling in complex systems and your discipline.

June 12, 2016

June 12, 2016 - July 8, 2016
Education Program

"The Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School (CSSS) is world class. Combining the latest thinking from world leading scientists, true multidisciplinary perspectives, and the passion from 50 or more of the best and brightest attendees is inspiring. With the diversity of people, country representation and perspectives, breakthrough research is established in a wide range of new areas."

June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016 - July 8, 2016
Education Program
"I can honestly say that SFI’s Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science has proven to be one of the most inspiring and useful experiences I have had in my development as an academic. Attending it has deeply enriched my research and given me an opportunity to become part of an intellectual community that I consider to be at the cutting-edge of social scientific thought. I have no doubt that the few, vibrant weeks I spent at this workshop will continue to benefit my work for years to come."

July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016
Education Program

Economic growth and human development are properties of urbanizing human societies. But cities also concentrate most of the world’s human population and the strongest challenges to local and global sustainability, related to increased resource consumption, pollution, wastes, and many forms of impact on biodiversity, both within and beyond urban areas. Thus, it is often said that the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities.

Sept. 21, 2016

Sept. 21, 2016 - Sept. 23, 2016
Education Program

This accessible three-day executive education course provides an intensive introduction to the field of complexity as it relates to Innovation and Invention. Through lectures, mini projects, exercises, and interactive discussions with prominent SFI faculty and your fellow participants, you will learn how methods and tools at the forefront of complexity science are being applied to modeling, predicting, and impacting the behavior systems across many disciplines.

This course is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students, and others who are eager to explore and apply ideas from complexity in their own fields. No background in science or mathematics is required. We particularly encourage professionals, managers and policy-makers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations; industrial research and development staff; social work and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students to take part in this collaborative opportunity to learn, and apply, the latest approaches to critical problems.

Oct. 12, 2016

Oct. 12, 2016 - Oct. 14, 2016
Education Program

Complexity and healthcare have always gone hand-in-hand, but for today’s medical and health professionals, ensuring that patients receive optimal care is only getting more challenging.

Whether you’re diagnosing symptoms, predicting -- and preventing -- the spread of disease, or building vital healthcare infrastructure, understanding complex systems has never been more important.

This accessible (no math or science background required), three-day course is designed to give healthcare professionals, faculty, policy-makers and students an intensive introduction to complex systems as they apply to health and medicine.

Events News

Catch Geoffrey West’s discussion of complexity as a science of the future April 27, 2016 -

Monday evening, May 9 in New York, SFI's Geoffrey West will participate in a panel discussion on whether the ...

SFI to participate in unprecedented evolutionary research project April 8, 2016 -

A collaboration of international researchers, including four SFI scientists, has been awarded $8 million to extend our understanding of evolution.

Delivering energy with tomorrow's power grid March 30, 2016 -

An interdisciplinary workshop at SFI this week is exploring the complex nature of the North American power grid's transition ...

Video: How domesticated humans evolved March 30, 2016 -

During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, Annalee Newitz compared today's urbanization phenomenon to that of the ...

Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine March 23, 2016 -

The Santa Fe Institute is accepting registrations for its newest short course, Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine, October 12-14 ...

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