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Education Program - Current and Upcoming Events - June 26, 2012

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

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
Saint John's College
June 3, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Education Program

The Complex Systems Summer School offers an intensive four week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences and social sciences. The school is for participants who seek background and hands-on experience to help them prepare to conduct interdisciplinary research in areas related to complex systems.

The program consists of an intensive series of lectures, laboratories, and discussion sessions focusing on foundational ideas, tools, and current topics in complex systems research. These include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation, scaling theory, information theory and computation theory, adaptation and evolution, network structure and dynamics, adaptive computation techniques, computer modeling tools and specific applications of these core topics to various disciplines. In addition, participants will formulate and carry out team projects related to topics covered in the program.

SFI Host: Ginger Richardson
June 3, 2012 - June 30, 2012
Education Program

Purpose: Business Network

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
Sept. 14, 2012 - Sept. 16, 2012
Education Program
Purpose: Business Network

June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 - Aug. 9, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
Saint John's College
June 3, 2013 - June 28, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato
Saint John's College
June 3, 2013 - June 28, 2013
Education Program
Purpose: Business Network

June 16, 2013

Saint John's College
June 16, 2013 - June 29, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: John Miller and Scott Page
Saint John's College
June 16, 2013 - June 29, 2013
Education Program
SFI Host: John Miller and Scott Page

July 28, 2013

July 28, 2013 - Aug. 9, 2013
Education Program

Groton, Massachusetts

Purpose: Research Collaboration
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

Sept. 4, 2013

Sept. 4, 2013 - Sept. 6, 2013
Education Program

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, Austin, TX

Program Coordinator: Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; author of Complexity: A Guided Tour, winner of Phi Beta Kappa Society's 2010 Book Award in Science.

Summary: This two-and-a-half day introductory course focuses on the science of networks: a new field that studies common principles of complex networks across disciplines. Social and economic networks, food webs, the World Wide Web, and the power grid are examples of the kinds of systems that network science seeks to understand. In this course, taught by prominent Santa Fe Institute faculty and associates, you will learn the basic concepts and tools of this new science, and see several case studies of their application in diverse areas. You will also have the opportunity for discussion with the faculty and other participants about applications within your own areas of interest. You will come away with an understanding and appreciation of the importance of network science for biology, ecology, economics, business, human health, social life, and other pursuits.

Additional information about the course, a detailed schedule, and logistics can be found on our wiki.

Tuition:

General: $1,200

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 Cox.

Purpose: Business Network

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

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

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

Dec. 7, 2015

Dec. 7, 2015 - Dec. 21, 2015
Education Program
SFI Host: Juniper Lovato

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.

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