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Santa Fe Institute Complexity Course
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5/23/2011 to 5/25/2011
When: May 23-25, 2011
Where: Santa Fe Institute
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Exploring Complexity in Science and Engineering from a Santa Fe Institute Perspective

Monday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 25, 2011  

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  

Course director: Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Portland State University and Santa Fe Institute.

This two-and-a-half day course is an intensive, immersive tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts 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 interdisciplinary scientific approach.  This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background.  

Faculty and Topics:              

Melanie Mitchell: Dynamics and Chaos, Genetic Algorithms and Biologically Inspired Computing, Information Processing and Computation in Complex Systems              

Aaron Clauset: Networks             

Uri Wilensky: Agent-Based Modeling             

David Krakauer: Complexity in Biology             

W. Brian Arthur: The Nature of Technology             

J. Doyne Farmer:  Predicting Technological Progress 

Tuition: General: $1,200; Faculty/Postdocs: $800; Full-time Students: $500 

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