• University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Complex Systems

    John Holland, Robert Axelrod, Mark Newman, Carl Simon, Rick Riolo, Scott Page, Mercedes Pascual, Henry Wright, etc.

    U-M lineage: Claude Shannon, Arthur Burks, Chris Langton, Bill Joy, Larry Page

    www.cscs.umich.edu
  • Santa Fe Institute
    President - Geoffrey West
    Vice President - Chris Wood

    Research lineage: Phil Anderson, George Cowan, Murray Gell-Mann, John Holland, Stuart Kauffman, Simon Levin, Brian Arthur, Steven Strogatz, Duncan Watts,etc.
    www.santafe.edu
  • Evolutionary biology, Michigan State
    - Richard Lenski, Avida, artificial life
    www.msu.edu/user/lenski/
  • University of Illinois
    Alfred Hubler - physics
    www.howhy.com/ucs2005/
  • New England Complex Systems Institute - Yaneer Bar-Yam
    www.necsi.net/

    Systems Biology at Harvard
    - Fontana, etc
    sysbio.med.harvard.edu/index.html

    Volen National Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis
    www.bio.brandeis.edu/volen/
  • UCLA Human Complex Systems
    hcs.ucla.edu/
    Undergraduate minor degree program, focused on social science.
  • Center for Social Complexity at George Mason University
    PhD program in Computational Social Science.
    socialcomplexity.gmu.edu/
  • Carnegie Mellon University:

    Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
    www.ices.cmu.edu/

    Computation, Organization & Society
    cos.cs.cmu.edu/
  • Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science, U-Cal-Irvine
    PhD and Master's programs.
    hypatia.ss.uci.edu/imbs/
  • Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. PhD program.
    www.ccs.fau.edu/
  • UC-Davis, Center for Computational Science & Engineering. Expected to develop into a graduate program in complex systems by '09 and a full department by '12.

    Founded by SFI alum John Rundle.
    Aided by Jim Crutchfield, who started as a professor of physics in late '04.
    cse.ucdavis.edu/
  • Collective Dynamics Group at Columbia University
    Director Duncan Watts
    cdg.columbia.edu/index.html
  • Univeristy of Chicago - birthplace of RePast
    sscs.uchicago.edu/

    Northwestern University
    - Dynamics of Complex Systems in Science and Engineering
    - IGERT PhD program
    - Center for NetLogo
    www.complex-systems.northwestern.edu
  • University of Texas - Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics & Complex Systems
    order.ph.utexas.edu/
  • Center for Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College
    www.kzoo.edu/physics/ccss/
  • Portland State University
    System Science Program
    Interdisciplinary PhD and Master's
    www.sysc.pdx.edu/

Complex Systems in Academia

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A map of some complex systems academic activity in the continental United States.

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  1. glcommon ages ago | reply

    Thanks for posting this. I've been searching for ph.d programs in complex systems and this is a great summary.

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