Noyce Conference Room
Education Program

All day


This accessible two-and-a-half-day executive education course will provide an intensive introduction to the field of complexity as it relates to social systems and economics. Via lectures, exercises, and interactive discussions with prominent SFI faculty, you will learn how methods and tools at the forefront of complexity science are being applied to modeling, predicting, and impacting the behavior of social systems across many disciplines. This course is specifically designed for professionals, faculty, students and others who are curious to explore and apply ideas from complexity in their own fields.

This course has no prerequisites and requires no specific math or science background. Examples of people who will particularly benefit from this course are managers and policy-makers in business, government, and non-profit organizations; industrial research and development staff; medical, social work, and education professionals; journalists; and university faculty and students in any area of science or social science.

More information about the course can be found on our Wiki

Program Director

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


W. Brian Arthur, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Visiting Researcher, Intelligent Systems Lab, PARC

Rob Axtell, Professor and Department Chair, Computational Social Science Department, George Mason University

Aaron Clauset, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute; Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder  

Mirta Galesic, Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute

Scott Page, External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute; Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science and Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Rajiv Sethi, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute; Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Economics, Barnard College

Deborah Strumsky, Assistant Professor, SFI-ASU Center for Biosocial Complexity, Arizona State University

Geoffrey West, Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute

SFI Host: 
Juniper Lovato

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