The Complex Systems Institute is an interdisciplinary research group for the study of critical events in complex social systems.

New theories of complex systems, a surge in computational capacity and abundant “Big Data” have produced disruptive new insights that reach across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The Complex Systems Institute was set up as a result of this network revolution.

The Complex Systems Institute brings together scholars from various areas with a joint interest in the dynamics of complex social systems and find common concepts, methodology and interests to tackle complicated and usually interdisciplinary challenges together.

The group consists of specialists in the study of dynamic networks and experts in the analysis of very large datasets interested in applying their expertise outside their own field (mainly physicists), scholars in search of new methodology for reconceptualizing their own field and reinterpreting the data to which they have access (e.g. stability of financial systems, systemic risk in interbanking networks, paradigm shifts in collaborative citation networks) and philosophers promoting integration and conceptualization.

Events

2 June 2016: Workshop “Deeleconomie: Uitdagingen en Opportuniteiten in de Netwerkmaatschappij”

7 May 2015: Presentation by Benjamin Vandendriessche “Data integration and biological dynamics in the ICU: a step towards real-time computational support “, room 1.04 (first floor), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Tweekerkenstraat 2, Gent

Conference announcement: CCS 2015 (Special Sessions for Young Researchers and Grad Student Awards, deadline 7 May 2015)

Members

Name
Affiliation
University
Tags
Koen Schoors

Dept. of General EconomicsGhent Universityinstitutional economics, networks, financial stability
Jan RyckebuschDept. of Physics and AstronomyGhent Universitystatistical physics, correlated systems, stochastic processes
Rogier De Langhe

Dept. of Philosophy and Moral ScienceGhent Universityparadigm shifts, agent-based modeling, innovation dynamics
Peter Cauwels

Chair of Entrepreneurial RiskETH Zürichphysics, finance, risk
Tine De MoorDept. of Economic and Social HistoryUtrecht Universityinstitutions for collective action, commons, sharing economy
Koen Frenkendirector of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS)Eindhoven University of Technologyevolutionary economics, complexity theory, science studies, innovation studies
Benjamin VandermarliereDept. of Physics and Astronomy / Dept. of General EconomicsGhent Universityinterbank networks, intertemporal networks, bipartite networks
Aaron Bramson

Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development / Department of General Economics / Department of Software and Information SystemsRiken Brain Science Institute / Ghent University / UNC Charlotteagent-based modeling, network theory and methodology, data analysis and visualization
Benjamin VandendriesscheDept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceCase Western Reserve University, Clevelandbiological dynamics, nonlinear variability, complexity in acute illness
Eric SchliesserDept. of Philosophy and Moral ScienceGhent Universityphilosophy, history and methods of economics
Liesbeth De MolChargée de recherche CNRS, section 53, UMR 8163 « Savoirs, textes, langage »Université de Lille 3formalization in computer science practices, models of computation, computer-assisted mathematics
Kevin HoefmanDept. of General EconomicsGhent Universitymonetary economics, virtual worlds, bitcoin
Peter RubbensDept. of Philosophy and Moral ScienceGhent Universityphysics, philosophy of science, agent-based modeling
Jonathan LeliaertDept. Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation / Dept. of Solid State SciencesGhent Universitymagnetism, materials, simulation

Press Corner

Koen SchoorsNewspaper
De toekomst van de banken, De Tijd (05/02/2014)
De fata morgana van volledig veilig bankieren, De Morgen (17/12/2013)
Zit de Chinese economie op een spaar- en huizenluchtbel van jewelste?, De Morgen (10/09/2013)
Omhoog met dat kapitaal van de banken verdorie, De Morgen (26/08/2013)
De bankenunie en het einde van de recessie, De Tijd (17/08/2013)
Goede instituties zijn het resultaat van permanente actie, De Morgen (12/08/2013)
Onze babyboomers maken het echt te bont, De Tijd (06/10/2012)
Covered bonds zijn niet de mirakeloplossing die de banksector er van maakt, De Tijd (04/10/2012)

Radio
De Perfecte Storm, Radio 1 (08/10/2012)
Staatswaarborg Dexia wordt opgetrokken, Radio 1 (06/06/2012)

Book
De Perfecte Storm (with Gert Peersman)

DVD
De Financiële Crisis

TV


TEDx
Eric SchliesserNewspaper
Zullen we zo'n grote bank eens laten omvallen?, NRC Handelsblad (15/07/2011)
Aan de UvA heersen de Bonentellers, NRC Handelsblad (12/07/2010)
De Europese Unie blijft het speeltje van de politiek elite, NRC Handelsblad (19/04/2010)
Waarom altijd dat aanschuiven bij Wereldleiders, NRC Handelsblad, (22/02/2010)
Knip de Systeembanken op voordat er rampen komen, NRC Handelsblad (05/02/2010)

Blog
New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science

Youtube
What Happened to Knightian (and Keynesian) Uncertainty Post WWII? (Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London ON)


Radio
London, where modern science was born, BBC Romania (06/08/2008)
Labyrint: Newton, VPRO (26/06/2007)
Peter CauwelsNewspaper
Interview & bio, De Tijd (17/03/2012)

Sceptische tweets van een Twitter party crasher, De Tijd (08/10/2013)
De financiële markten zitten in hun puberteit, De Tijd (02/05/2013)
Facebook kan niet blijven gedijen op konijnen, schapen en groene schoenen, De Tijd (22/05/2012)
De sociaalnetwerksector bevindt zich in een zeepbel, De Tijd (11/04/2012)
Facebook & co blazen volgende beursbubbel, De Tijd (16/03/2012)
The Facebook Bubble, Schweizer Monat (18/10/2011)

TV
Interview:The IPO of Facebook did not meet expectations, Swiss National Television (23/05/2012)

Facebook is overvalued, Swiss National Television (14/05/2012)

Facebook buys Instagram, Swiss National Television (10/04/2012)


Radio
IMF Financial Stability Report, MP-Plus and our paper „The Illusion of the Perpetual Money Machine“, Swiss National Radio (19/04/2013)
Econophysics - how using theories from physics can be applied to economics, BBC Radio 4 (17/05/2012)
Le réseau social Facebook est surévalué!, Swiss National Radio (7/10/2011)
Rogier De LanghePeer-to-peer economie: van negatieve naar positieve vrijheid, De Wereld Morgen (30/01/2015)
Fixatie op vermogensbelasting verhult een tragedie, De Tijd (14/01/2015)
Zet zelfrijdende wagens op het goede spoor, De Tijd (04/12/2014)
Als de jeugd met de voeten stemt, De Tijd (14/11/2014)
Ik hoop dat wie betoogt beseft dat hij of zij betoogt tegen de toekomst, De Tijd (05/11/2014)
Over de maatschappelijke rol van de wetenschapsfilosoof, De Wereld Morgen (28/12/2011)
nav de "filosofenstrijd": Over de dubbelblinde methode van de pseudo-wetenschapsfilosoof, De Wereld Morgen (17/12/2011)
Shame Betoging, De Morgen (20/01/11)
Betoging tegen onszelf, De Tijd (21/01/11)

Youtube
Heuristic Reasoning workshop, Rome 2013
Kevin Hoefman