February 21, 2017


2:30 p.m.   in  Davis Centre Room 1302


Deep learning has given rise to a major revolution in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).  A major challenge with the democratization and proliferation of deep learning as commodity AI for all is the sheer complexity of current deep neural networks, making […]

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March 7, 2017 2:30 PM   in  Davis Centre  Room 1302


Professor Sara Imari Walker From Arizona State University The origin of life remains one of the most stubborn open questions in science. One of the primary stumbling blocks is that we do not yet have a universal understanding of what life is. Defining […]

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Join us on May 16 and 17th, 2017 at WICI’s spring conference:

Living on the Precipice: Interdisciplinary Conference on Resilience in Complex Natural and Human Systems

The University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario,

16-17 May 2017

Hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation […]

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January 24, 2017 2:30 p.m. Quantum Nano Centre,  Room 1501



Analysis of complex systems force us into a deeper understanding of heterogeneity. In economics and finance this heterogeneity often appears in the form of individual forecasts. This talk will demonstrate how a simulated agent-based financial market generates, at at times magnifies, the dispersion […]

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November 22.  EV3  Atrium and Room 1408

We are living in interesting times here in Kitchener-Waterloo! The new LRT corridor is buzzing with construction, both transit-related and new developments. Around the corner from my house, the local tattoo, pizza, and all-night massage parlours are being replaced by an upscale mix-used development […]

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Matt Hammond

McMaster University Complex Ecological Systems Lab.

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 | 2-4PM | LOCATION DC 1302

‘Designer ecosystems’ may help to achieve sustainability by building the best attributes of natural ecosystems into engineered ones. Past agro-ecological systems that purposely employed natural complexity for human benefit, from ancient Hawaiian fish ponds to the Biosphere […]

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MIRACLE cloud Workshop

Web-based reproducible data analysis: A workshop using the MIRACLE cloud computing platform for the analysis and archiving of computer model output

Cloud computing, and new standards for reproducibility, are changing the way we do science with models. It is changing best practices and what is required to get published.

November 3 @ […]

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Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly are coauthors of the new book Tipping Point for Planet Earth—How Close Are We To The Edge? (Thomas Dunne / St. Martin’s Press, April 2016), which tells what each of us can do to […]

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Speaker: Dr. Jon MacKay
Saïd Business School, University of OxfordDate: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Location: QNC 1501
Time: 2-4pm
Join us for refreshments starting at 2pm. The lecture will start at 2:30pm and run till approximately 3:30pm. A Q&A with the speaker will follow the lecture.AbstractCongressional parties are commonly viewed as […]

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WICI Open House

On September 3, 2016 By

Join us Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in DC 1301 for a WICI Open House. Meet our Director Madhur Anand, network with other complex system scholars, and learn about our upcoming events and initiatives for 2016-17. Beverages and snacks to be provided.

To register for the Open House, please […]

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Join us Tuesday, February 23rd for a WICI Talk with Dr. César Hidalgo, Leader of the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.

In “Why Information Grows” Dr. Hidalgo will suggest that thinking of economies as computers provides fertile improvements to our theoretical understanding […]

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We’re pleased to be hosting a WICI Talk with Dr. Jane Heffernan on January 26th from 2-4pm in DC 1302. In “Multi-Scale Modelling of Infectious Diseases,” Dr. Heffernan will be discussing mathematical models that link in-host effects to population level infection outcomes, particularly the effects of vaccination, waning immunity, and behaviour change.

Dr. Heffernan is […]

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