Yu Huang

On June 1, 2016 By

Yu Huang is currently completing her PhD degree in Urban Planning at the School of Planning, University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the complex interactions within the urban housing market system and the emergent urban patterns and market dynamics. Specifically, based on a home buyer and seller survey, she will explore the heterogeneous location […]

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Teresa Branch-Smith approaches complexity from a background in biochemistry and as a result is particularly interested in discussions about emergence that involve biology based examples. This can range from the study of protein interaction to the swarming behaviour of bees. Most recently she has looked at instances of emergence in near-living architecture. Near-living architecture […]

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Milton Friesen

On September 6, 2011 By

Milton Friesen’s work includes serving on the executive team of Cardus, a public policy think tank, in addition to pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. He has had diverse leadership and research experience that includes local and national non-profit contexts, elected municipal service, corporate communications work, undergraduate […]

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Madhur Anand

On March 9, 2012 By

Madhur Anand, WICI Director and Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, is an ecologist with broad research interests in natural and human-induced changes in terrestrial ecosystems at local and global scales and their implications for sustainability. She has a particular interest and expertise in complex […]

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Chris Bauch

On September 18, 2012 By

Chris Bauch is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics. Examples of research […]

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Keith Hipel

On August 30, 2011 By

Keith Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo where he is Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group. He is President of the Academy of Science within the Royal Society of Canada, Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Fellow of the Balsillie School of […]

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Dawn Parker

On August 30, 2011 By

Dawn Parker  is Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on the development of fine-scale models that link the drivers of land-use change and their socioeconomic and ecological impacts, with completed and ongoing projects on organic agriculture in California’s Central Valley, timber […]

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Stephen Quilley

On October 21, 2011 By

Stephen Quilley, WICI Director of Development, is an Associate Professor in Social Innovation Generation and the Department of Environment and Resource Studies in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Steve is technically a sociologist, having worked previously at University College Dublin (1999-2005) and the ESRC Centre for Research on […]

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Rob Axtell

On August 30, 2011 By

Rob Axtell is Department Chair of the new Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C. USA) and a founding member of the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics there. He holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from […]

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Hans De Sterck

On November 27, 2012 By

Hans De Sterck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. His area of research is computational mathematics and scientific computing, with applications to problems in science, engineering and technology. A recent research focus is to develop models and algorithms for graph and […]

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Matthew Hoffman

On August 30, 2011 By

Matthew Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the George Washington University. His research and teaching interests include global governance, climate change politics, complexity theory, and agent-based […]

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Dan McCarthy

On August 30, 2011 By

Dan McCarthy is a faculty member with Social Innovation Generation, the Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience as well as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. His interdisciplinary academic background has focused on exploring the utility of complex systems-based approaches to understanding and intervening in linked social, […]

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Sergey Melnik

On September 17, 2015 By

Dr. Sergey Melnik is a Research Fellow at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (www.MACSI.ul.ie), Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick, Ireland.

His academic background is in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science (MSc’2003, Nayanova University, Russia), and he gained industrial experience as a Software Engineer before starting […]

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Manjana Milkoreit

On March 14, 2012 By

Manjana Milkoreit is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative at ASU’s Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Her research focuses on the role of cognition in climate change politics, and more generally the way cognitive processes such as imagination or scientific knowledge impact the search for and implementation of solutions to […]

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Felix Reed-Tsochas

On March 16, 2012 By

Felix Reed-Tsochas is James Martin Lecturer in Complex Systems at the Saïd Business School, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College.

Felix is also a founding Co-Director of the CABDyN Complexity Centre, where CABDyN   stands for Complex Agent-Based Dynamic Networks. CABDyN was launched in 2003 to […]

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Rob Robson

On July 20, 2015 By

Dr. Robson, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C) is the Principal Advisor for Healthcare System Safety and Accountability in Canada and recently served as the Chief Patient Safety Officer at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for six years.  After obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Factors and System Safety from Lund University in Sweden, he designed […]

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Sergio Rossi

On November 13, 2015 By

Sergio Rossi is an Associate Professor in the Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada). Before joining Chicoutimi in 2007, he obtained a Master in Forest and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Forest Ecology at the Università di Padova (Italy). He was invited researcher at the INRA of Nancy […]

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Marten Scheffer

On August 30, 2011 By

Marten Scheffer (1958) currently leads the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group at Wageningen University. He is interested in unraveling the mechanisms that determine the stability and resilience of complex systems.

Although much of his work has focused on the ecosystems of lakes, he has also worked with a range of scientists […]

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Lee Smolin

On August 30, 2011 By

Lee Smolin is a founding member and research physicist at the Perimeter Institute  For Theoretical Physics. Professor Smolin received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in  1979 from Harvard University, and held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Institute for Theoretical Physics (now Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics) […]

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William Sutherland, MD, is a general practice physician presently working in emergency medicine, general practice psychotherapy, and functional medicine. He is the innovator of the Complexity Medicine paradigm and the author of the upcoming book on the subject, Grand Rounds: Healing Wisdom for a Complex World. Complexity Medicine, by answering the call towards greater […]

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Leigh Tesfatsion

On August 30, 2011 By

Leigh Tesfatsion is a Professor of Economics, Mathematics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Department of Economics, Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in economics, with a minor supporting program in mathematics, from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1975.

Her current research focuses on Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE), the […]

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Tara Vinodrai

On August 30, 2011 By

Tara Vinodrai is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management as well as an Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program (EDP) at the University of Waterloo. She is interested in the geography of innovative activity, the dynamics of […]

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Mark Weber

On August 30, 2011 By

Mark Weber’s research interests include cooperation, trust, the social facilitation of leadership, negotiations, the role of values in decision-making, and social and organizational identity processes. Although his research focuses on social psychology in organizations and systems, he also has a special interest in how micro-level processes drive meso- and macro-level […]

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