• Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

  • Complexity Science Hub Vienna
    understanding complexity

The Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Societies become more and more dependent on their ability of handling, interpreting, and making sense of complex systems. Understanding complex systems on a quantitative and predictive basis rests on the ability to combine complex systems science (mathematical concepts and methodology) with big and comprehensive datasets. The number of experts in this new scientific field is limited which poses a bottleneck to understand and eventually manage complex systems. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. CSH is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Recent News

First Meeting of the CSH Associate Faculty

On May 23, the first meeting of the CSH Associate Faculty took place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna. Researchers from AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Wien, Graz University of Technology, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and CeMM came together to discuss how we can create together an internationally leading institution that is dealing with big data and complexity problems. We thank all participants for their contributions and are particularly greateful to Helga Nowotny (Chair of the SAB) and W. Brian Arthur (Founding member and External Faculty at Santa Fe Institute) for sharing their insights.

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A week of fascinating talks at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna

On May 22, W. Brian Arthur was giving an inspiring lecture on “Combinatorial Evolution” at the Hub in front of our faculty and guests. This was followed by a visit and talk by Sander van der Leeuw on May 23 on the "Information Society as a Complex System - Sustainability and the ICT revolution". For more details please follow this link. On Friday, May 26 at 2:15pm, the next top-class lecture will be held by Constantino Tsallis, CSH External Faculty, on “Nonadditive entropy: small price to satisfy thermodynamics - Theory and experiments”. Please find out more and register here.

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Klimek, Hanel, and Kautzky-Willer on optimal gender-specific treatment

CSH Associate Faculty Peter Klimek and Rudolf Hanel from MUW partnered up with the Austrian Researcher of the Year 2016 Alexandra Kautzky-Willer to take a closer look on gender related differences in the treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular diseases or cancers. The study is titled “Optimal gender-specific treatment paths on healthcare multiplex networks”. Their goal is clear: contributing to more stringent considerations of gender differences in the treatments of NCDs and thus to better targeted, more patient oriented, and more efficient therapeutic approaches that contribute to cost reductions and the better allocation of resources.

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