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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

WICI Graduate Fellowship Awardees: Research Symposium

Amanda Raffoul: Are we (unintentionally) doing more harm than good? Systems Approaches to the Prevention of Eating-and-Weight-Related Disorders

Kevin Church: The Hidden Geometry of Complex Dynamics and How to Exploit It

Katharine Zywert:  Social-Ecological Systems Change and the Future of Human Health

Monday, October 2, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

WICI Talk: Dr. Johan Koskinen -Analysing covert networks from unstructured sources

Understanding covert and criminal behaviour from a social network perspective is gathering increasing currency. While the standard social network paradigm assumes that network data has been collected though eliciting ties from respondents in a predefined set of individuals, covert networks pose obviously challenges in several respects. Firstly, the individuals in the network might not be known a prior. Secondly, what constitutes a relevant set of individuals and ties might be ambiguous.

View slides from Yacov Haimes' Presentation: "Understanding, Modeling, and Managaing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems"

A joint seminar sponsored by Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation [WICI] and the Department of Systems Design Engineering.

Dr. Carla Restrepo is a Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Biology, UPR, Puerto Rico.

She will be presenting her WICI Talk : "From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslides" on February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Centre Rm.1302.  

Join us for the WICI Poetry & Complexity event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Time:   4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Venue:  University of Waterloo,  Davis Centre.  Room 1301.  

Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits. In this talk, Dr. Selin will present work from her research group, using a systems approach to better understand air pollutants such as particulate matter, ozone, and mercury.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

WICI Speaker Series with Robert Axtell

Dr. Robert L. Axtell, Professor of Computational Social Science at George Mason University, illustrates how a ‘complexity economics’ approach using large-scale agent-based computing methodology offers novel insights unavailable from conventional rational expectations equilibrium models.