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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



Wed 14 Jun '17
Postgraduate Research Showcase 2017

Congratulations to Sophie Meakin for winning the Faculty of Science prize and best overall poster prize, and to Cameron Lack for winning the runner-up prize at the poster competition of the Postgraduate Research Showcase 2017, University of Warwick. Tim Pollington was a finalist in the Three Minute Thesis competition talking about visceral leishmaniasis. Well done to all of them!

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Complexity Events

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

Tue 27 Jun '17
Thu 29 Jun '17
11am - 11:30am: Ed Hills Pre-Viva Talk

Complexity Forums

Wed 04 Oct '17
12:30pm - 1pm: Complexity Forum lunch

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