Erdös Rényi Prize for Mason Porter
Mason Porter, Fellow of Somerville College and Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics, has won the 2014 Erdos–Rényi Prize. The prize is awarded to a scientist under the age of 40 for research into 'network science'.. Read more
17 June 2014
The beauty of high-speed trading
Austin Gerig writes about the benefits of high-frequency trading following the publication of Michael Lewis’ book Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Gerig explains that “high-frequency trading synchronizes prices across global financial markets. It knits exchanges together into one gigantic marketplace where the prices of financial securities move in unison”. Read more
3 April 2014
Persistence of social signatures in human communication
CABDyN members recently published a study of small group of individuals tracked over 18 months. They combined survey data and details from mobile phone call records to study the communication patterns and social ties of the individuals over this period. Read more
27 January 2014
New centre to challenge conventional economic thinking
Felix Reed-Tsochas, James Martin Lecturer in Complex Systems at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is to head up a new Complexity Economics Programme at INET Oxford, an interdisciplinary research centre created by the Oxford Martin School in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). INET@Oxford was established in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, and has been launched during a period of sustained turbulence for the Euro zone, expressly in order to challenge conventional economic thinking. Read more.
12 April 2012
Facebook study proves catching
An article published in PNAS on 11 October 2010 by CABDyN's Jukka-Pekka Onnela and Felix Reed-Tsochas examines the spread of Facebook applications among approximately 50 million users between June 25th and August 14th 2007, shortly after Facebook introduced applications. Read More.
19 October 2010
CABDyN Welcomes Dr Elizabeth Leicht
We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Leicht joined CABDyN as a Senior Research Fellow in Complex Systems on 1 September 2010. Read more.
19 October 2010
Ig Nobel Prize for slime mould
CABDyN's Ban Bebber and Mark Fricker attended the ceremony for the 2010 Ig Nobel Prizes at Harvard. Read more.
18 October 2010
CABDyN Vacancies: Senior Research Fellow in Complex Systems
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow in Complex Systems who will join the research team based at the CABDyN Complexity Centre at the University of Oxford. Further information on CABDyN and the full further particulars for the post are available here.
11 October 2010
Grow with the Flow
There is much we can learn from nature on how to build efficient, adaptive transportation networks. An Oxford study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, helps shed light on one such natural network. Read more.
10 June 2010
Decoding Network Communities
A new way of finding community structure within networks – anything from social networks such as Facebook, to transport networks, political voting networks, and protein interaction networks in biology – could help us understand how people are connected and how connections change over time. Read more.
14 May 2010
New Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks: Alexandra Brintrup
We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Brintrup as a new Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks. Alexandra has just moved to Oxford, and will be based at the CABDyN offices in the Saïd Business School. Read more.
22 April 2010
Senior Research Position
The closing date on application for the CABDyN Complexity Centre position has now passed. Any future positions will be posted on the Vacancies and Fellowships page.
15 March 2010
Science report: Looking to biology for transport network design
The latest issue of Science includes a report of fascinating new experimental work using slime mould that suggests that we should take a lead from biology when thinking about how to design scalable and robust transport networks. CABDyN Scientific Management Board member Mark Fricker and CABDyN member Dan Bebber...Read more..
22 January 2010
CABDyN Vacancies: Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks who will join the research team based at the CABDyN Complexity Centre at the University of Oxford. Further information on CABDyN and the full further particulars for the post are available here.
12 February 2010
Nature cover story: The ecology of human conflict
A team led by CABDyN Scientific Management Board member Neil Johnson has published its findings on a universal model for the pattern of timing and casualties in human insurgency and terrorist attacks in Nature. Read more.
17 December 2009
Two Senior Research Positions
The closing date on applications for two CABDyN Complexity Centre positions has now passed. Any future positions will be posted on the Vacancies and Fellowships page.
8 December 2009
New Domain Name
The CABDyN website now has a more convenient domain name: www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk. Please change your bookmarks accordingly. The old domain name will be removed in the coming months.
29 November 2009
Harnessing ICT-Enabled Collective Social Behaviour (ICTeCollective)
The CABDyN Complexity Centre, the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford will contribute to a new research project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework. Read more
6th August 2009
CABDyN Summer Workshops
CABDyN is pleased to announce a series of five lunchtime workshops this summer on Fridays from 12:30-2pm at Keble College. Read more
25 June 2009
Research News: PNAS Paper on Coherence in Collective Swarm Motion
Iain Couzin of Princeton University (CABDyN Scientific Management Board member), Philip Maini of Oxford University (CABDyN Scientific management Board member) and David Sumpter of Uppsala University (CABDyN associate), are co-authors of a recent article in PNAS magazine on Inherent noise coherence in collective swarm motions. Read more
27th April 2009
Modelling4All delivers collaborative Web 2.0 modelling
Students and researchers with no prior experience of computer programming are now be able to use a web-based tool http://modelling4all.org to construct, run, visualise, analyse and share complex computer models, thanks to a three-year project led by CABDyN's Ken Kahn. Read more
10th March 2009
James S. McDonnell Grant awarded to Dr Mason Porter
A $418,038 grant has been awarded to Mason Porter for a 4 year research project called, "Coevolution, interconnections and communities of social and political networks in the United States Congress." Read more
2nd February 2009
Research into 'Main Street Bias' awarded Article of the Year Award
A CABDyN- led research study undertaken by Neil F. Johnson, Michael Spagat, Sean Gourley, Jukka-Pekka Onnela & Gesine Reinert into ‘Bias in Epidemiological Studies of Conflict Mortality’ has been awarded the Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year Award 2008. Read more
5th January 2009
Are patterns of cooperation universal?
The findings of a study undertaken by CABDyN's Felix Reed-Tsochas, at the James Martin Institute and Serguei Saavedra, at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, in collaboration with Brian Uzzi at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) have been published in Nature Advance online publication this week
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4th December 2008
Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford - Networks Masterclass
Leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and commentators from Silicon Valley gathered at Oxford University's Saïd Business School on 23rd November 2008 for the annual Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford meeting. This year CABDyN's Mark Fricker and Felix Reed-Tsochas gave a Materclass on the subject of Networks for Silicon Valley guests.
24th November 2008
Staying connected: Asymmetric disassembly and robustness in declining networks
The results of the first in-depth study of a declining business network over an extended period of time has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study was based on the famous New York Garment Industry and was undertaken by CABDyN Co-Director Felix Reed-Tsochas and CABDyN member Serguei Saavedra in collaboration with Brian Uzzi at the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).
21st October 2008
Visiting Fellow of the James Martin Institute: Prof Alan Baker
CABDyN is pleased to welcome Alan Baker as a Visiting Fellow of the James Martin Institute. He arrives in Oxford from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy.
12th September 2008
Oxford BioNets Day - 03.10.08
You are warmly invited to the Oxford Biological Networks Day which will take place on Friday 3rd October starting at 9.30am in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre.
26th August 2008
Complex Systems in a Nutshell event - 08.07.08
You are warmly invited to a popular science event which will take place at the Saïd Business School next Tuesday 8th July entitled, ‘Complexity in a Nutshell’.
2nd July 2008
CABDyN @ NetSci 08
CABDyN will be strongly represented at NetSci08 in Norwich on 23rd - 27th June. We look forward to seeing you there.
23rd June 2008
Final MMCOMNET Workshop
CABDyN hosted the fifth and final MMCOMNET project workshop, which took place on 16th - 18th April at Oxford Saïd Business School.
21st April 2008
New Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Complexity Science: Eduardo López
We are pleased to welcome Eduardo López as a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Complexity Science.
Eduardo has just arrived in Oxford, and will be based at the CABDyN offices in the Saïd Business School.
7th April 2008
Inspiration for future business leaders comes from unlikely sources
In the latest Focus Report on MBA programmes published by
The Times, Stuart Crainer discusses the emergence of a new generation of business thinkers, and a recent trend for the business world to seek inspiration from other disciplines.
Click here for article
23rd January 2008
New book on biological networks
Biological Networks is a new volume that has just come out in the World Scientific book series dedicated to "Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Science". CABDyN's Felix Reed-Tsochas and Neil Johnson are Series Editors.
13th December 2007
Biological solutions to transport network design
Work done by Mark Fricker's group in Oxford in collaboration with colleagues in Cardiff has just been published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society B.
1st December 2007
EPSRC Grant awarded to Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou
CABDyN member Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou has been awarded a £316,000 grant for an 18 month research project called, "Control Theory Tools for Elucidating the Phosphotransfer Network in Rhodobacter Sphaeroides: A Feasibility Study."
1st November 2007
Webcasts of ECCS ’06 plenary sessions now available
Webcasts of the plenary sessions from the European Conference on Complex Systems 2006 are now available as archive video streams from the ECCS '06 Webpage
22nd October 2007
Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela awarded Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Grant
CABDyN member, Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to spend 12 months working with Professor David Lazer in Harvard University starting in August 2008.
2nd October 2008
Beijing Summer School
A Summer School on “Complexity Science and Real-World Applications” will take place between 11th-22nd September 2007 at Tsinghua University and Renmin University in Beijing. The School will be part funded by the European Commission ONCE-CS Coordination Action. Within this project CABDyN (through Felix Reed-Tsochas) has particular responsibility for four thematic schools on Complex Systems
11th September 2007
Two’s Company, Three’s Complexity by Neil F. Johnson
CABDyN Scientific Board Member Neil Johnson’s new book ‘Two’s Company, Three’s Complexity’ has recently been published by Oneworld Publications.
World Scientific Book Series – 2nd Volume
The second volume of the book series by World Scientific dedicated to “Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Science” has recently been published. ‘Large Scale Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks'...
New World Scientific Book Series
The first volume in a new book series by World Scientific dedicated to
“Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Science” has recently been published.
A NASDAQ Market Simulation
is edited by Vincent Darley of Eurobios and Alexander Outkin.
3rd May 2007
EPSRC “Fundamentals of Complexity Science” Grant
A £375,000 grant has been awarded to CABDyN by the EPSRC under its “Fundamentals of
Complexity Science” initiative for a three-year research project on “Modelling the
temporal dynamics of social, economic and communication networks from large-scale
2nd May 2007
Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks
CABDyN member, Jukka-Pekka Onnela's work with collaborators J. Saramäki, J. Hyvönen, G. Szabó, D. Lazer, K. Kaski, J. Kertész, and A.-L. Barabási on the structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
1st May 2007
European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS ’07), Dresden 1st – 5th October 2007
The fourth European Conference on Complex Systems organised by the European Complex Systems
Society will be hosted this year by the Technische Universität Dresden.
2nd April 2007
CABDyN Administrator - Ken Bedding
Following Monica O’Kane’s move to the Research Office, CABDyN is pleased to
welcome Ken Bedding as its new Administrator.
1st March 2007
NICO Complexity Conference at Northwestern University
Felix Reed-Tsochas will be giving an invited plenary presentation
at the NICO Complexity Conference, which will be held at Northwestern University
on 28th -29th March, 2007.
1st March 2007
Measuring and Modelling Complex Networks Across Domains (MMCOMNET)
The EU funded MMCOMNET project remains one of the central activities of CABDyN,
and the 4th MMCOMNET Workshop is due to take place on 14th-17th April 2007 in Warsaw.
14th February 2007
Tracking People's Electronic Footprints
In a news article entitled
Tracking People's Electronic Footprints, which appeared in the 10 November 2006 issue of
Science, John Bohannon writes about recent advances in the social sciences that are based on
the increasing availability of digital records of human interactions, ever growing computer
power, and the development of new mathematical models.
10th November 2006
CABDyN welcomes Jukka-Pekka Onnela
Dr Jukka-Pekka Onnela has joined CABDyN as of August 2006,
having previously completed his doctorate at the Laboratory
of Computational Engineering of Helsinki University of Technology under the
direction of Professor Kimmo Kaski. Read more
28th August 2006
European Conference on Complex Systems, 25-29 September 2006, Oxford
Programme Committee Chair Peter Schuster (Vienna),
Programme Committee Vice-Chair Jürgen Jost (Leipzig), and Local Chair and Programme Committee
Vice-Chair Felix-Reed-Tsochas (Oxford) will be in charge of ECCS '06, which will be held at
the Said Business School, with CABDyN acting as the Local Organising Committee.
24th July 2006
Research News: Science Paper on The Physics of Locust Swarms
David Sumpter and Iain Couzin, two members of CABDyN who are based in the Zoology Department, are the co-authors
of an article in Science on order-disorder transitions in the collective motion of locust swarms
2nd June 2006
EIASM Workshop on Complexity and Management, 19-20 June 2006, Saïd
Business School, Oxford
A 2-day workshop with a focus on applying agent-based modelling and
complex network approaches to management research is being organised
by Felix Reed-Tsochas (Oxford) and Brian Uzzi (Northwestern) under
the aegis of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in
19th April 2006
Mathematics of Networks Meeting
CABDyN will host a one-day meeting in the Mathematics of Networks series on
Friday 7 April from 11.00-18.00 in Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre at the Saïd Business School.
The theme is business and social networks
7th March 2006
2nd MMCOMNET Workshop
The second workshop of the MMCOMNET research project will be held at the Eckberg
Castle in Dresden Friday 31 March – Sunday 2 April 2006.
10th February 2006
Complex Systems Model used to Investigate Human Relationships
Oxford physics undergraduate Richard Ecob, graduate student Dave Smith and
their supervisor Neil Johnson challenge the belief that modern life makes
us more sophisticated in relationships but also choosier.
11th August 2005
1st MMCOMNET WORKSHOP
The first workshop of the MMCOMNET research project was held at Saïd
Business School on 20-21 October 2005.
22nd October 2005
European Commission Funds ONCE-CS Coordination Action
European Commission has agreed to fund the ONCE-CS Coordination Action.
ONCE-CS is an Open Network of Centres of Excellence in Complex Systems and
involves 27 participating institutions including the University of Oxford.
1st June 2005
MMCOMNET Postdoc Appointed
CABDyN is happy to announce the appointment of François Collet to a MMCOMNET postdoctoral position based at Nuffield College.
15th September 2005
Press Coverage for Global Terrorism Paper
A Paper by Neil Johnson of CABDyN and colleagues in London and Colombia
analyses two ongoing high-profile armed conflicts on opposite sides of the
globe, in Colombia and Iraq.
27th July 2005
European Commission Funds MMCOMNET Project (Contract
Contract negotiations with the European Commission under Framework 6 for
our NEST Pathfinder Project MMCOMNET (Measuring and Modelling Complex Networks
Across Domains) have been completed, and the official start date for the
3-year project was 1 February 2005.
8th February 2005
Decision Making on All Levels
New insights into how animals travelling in groups make decisions have been provided by a team
of researchers led by Iain Couzin of the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, and
2nd February 2005
International Workshop on Complex Agent-based Dynamic Networks
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
The International Workshop
on Complex Agent-Based Dynamic Networks (CABDyN) was held in Oxford on 5 –
7 October 2003 and is linked to an EPSRC funded initiative to establish research
clusters in the area of complex systems.
14th October 2003