Upcoming Events:Consortium in Biosocial Complex Systems partner now has a Nobel Laureate!
ASU Research Professor Elinor Ostrom has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Dr. Ostrom is the founding director of ASU’s Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and is widely recognized for her specialized study of institutions.
CSDC Director, Michael Barton to speak at the Royal Society/British Academy
November Scientific Discussion Meeting: Water and Society: Past, Present & Future
The availability and management of the water supply has been a key driver in human history ever since the time of the first settlement communities of the Neolithic. It continues to be so today, with anthropogenic climate change further exacerbating the existing water crisis on planet Earth. This meeting will consider past, present and future relationships between water and society with a particular focus on the Middle East.
Barton’s invited talk is entitled: Land-use, water, and Mediterranean landscapes: modelling long-term dynamics of complex socioecological systems
5th Nia Amazeen & Jamie Gorman
12th Marty Anderies & Michelle Hegmon
19th Daniel Hruska & Jonathan Maupin
3rd Kenro Kusumi & Rebecca Fisher
10th Chad Johnson
Fall 2009 Seminars (Readings in Complexity)
William Griffin, Stephen Pratt, and Marco Janssen, Readings in Complexity Fall Seminars
CSDC Readings in Complexity will be on Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30pm. Faculty responsible for the seminar are Bill Griffin, Marco Janssen, and Stephen Pratt. The seminar is open to all faculty and grad students interested in emerging topics in complexity science. If you would like to be on the mailing list for announcements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSDC Core Faculty Member, Jose Lobo’s research on Urban Scaling as part of a research team headed by Geoffrey West, SFI, was recently featured in 'Math and the City" The New York Times (May 19, 2009)
CSDC joins the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems
Together with the Center for Institutional Diversity and the Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center, the CSDC has been brought into the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems under the leadership of Sander van der Leeuw.
"Integration is the key to being a leader in solving complex challenges," van der Leeuw says. "You must be able to look at problems holistically, and not just at one point in time, but across time. The consortium's goal is to position ASU as leader in research, education and application of complex system concepts and methods across living and social systems."
The new Consortium is also a part of the university-wide Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative headed by Sander van der Leeuw and George Poste. For more information, see: http://asunews.asu.edu/20090511_casi
CBCS Dynamical Discussions for the Fall of 2009 will be held on Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00pm. Faculty responsible for the Discussions are: Gerardo Chowell-Puente (Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center), Abby York (Center for Institutional Diversity) and Stephen Pratt (Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity). All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Watch our calendar for listings of speakers/topics. If you would like to be put on our mailing list for announcements, contact email@example.com.
Feb 18-20, 2010
Conference on Social Biomimicry: Insect Societies and Human Design
A pioneering collaboration among biologists, designers, engineers, and businesspeople, Social Biomimicry will explore how the collective behavior and nest architecture of social insects can inspire more effective and sustainable solutions to human challenges. The conference will promote exchange of concepts, perspectives, and tools to enrich biology and advance biomimetic design.
For more information and to register, visit http://sols.asu.edu/biomimicry.
Hosted by School of Life Sciences graduate students and supported by Frontiers in Life Sciences, Research and Training Initiatives, School of Life Sciences.