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Centre for Complexity Science

Connecting systems, science and society through:

  • a ground-breaking interdisciplinary research centre pushing the boundaries of knowledge in complexity science;
  • a new generation of scientists trained by the doctoral training centre;
  • the knowledge to understand, control and design complex systems;
  • break-throughs in new applications of complexity science;
  • the solutions to real-world problems with relevant end-user testing;
  • a lively intellectual and practically based environment for complexity science.

Complexity News

Calibrate with Confidence: In a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science, Robert MacKay and Sarah Parker from the University of Warwick, along with Ralph Kenna and Robert Low from Coventry University, report a new mathematical tool to remove bias and and account for confidence in major assessments, such as the REF exercise.

Prof. Robert MacKay said:

“Our ambition is for our method to be adopted as a decision support tool by every panel that has to evaluate a range of objects and whose members may have different standards and expertise.”

The tool, which is already being used by Coventry University to assess internal funding applications, can be used freely here. See also the press release.

PhD Graduates



Mon 06 Feb '17
Winter Graduation 2017

Congratulations to our second MathSys cohort who graduated from their Masters programme on 20th January. Dario Papavassiliou and Leigh Robinson were awarded their PhDs, and the last cohort of Erasmus Mundus Masters in Complex Systems Science students were awarded their degrees from both Warwick and our partner institutions: Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and Gothenburg and Chalmers Universities in Gothenburg. Many students came over from various parts of the world: Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Rwanda, to be at the ceremony. In addition to the official University proceeding, there was also a congratulatory lunch celebration in the Centre where family and friends joined the students in celebrating their success.

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Complexity Events

Open Days: 7th December 2016, 1st February 2017, and 15th March 2017

Complexity Forums

Wed 01 Mar '17
1pm - 2pm: Complexity Forum

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