17 May 2017

Complex Systems Studies Workshop: tackle the same topic from different angels

The second Complex Systems Studies workshop successfully attracted more than 60 researchers from different fields to work on Networks.

To respond to the popular demands during the first workshop, there will be a series of workshops on particular topics of Complexity Science orginized by Joris Broere (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences), Alje van Dam (Faculty of Geosciences), Qingyi Feng (Faculty of Science), Thomas Gomez (Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance) and Freek Witteveen (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) from the Complex Systems Studies young researchers' committee.

On 15 March, the second Complex Systems Studies workshop successfully attracted more than 60 researchers from different fields to work on Networks. This workshop offered insights into some of the many applications of network theory in different scientific fields, and introduced three software/packages that can be used for these applications. The attained knowledge and software skills can be applied in all disciplines.

The program of the workshp consisted of an optional basic introduction to network theory for people who were new to the topic, followed by three 30-minute presentations on applications of networks in sociology (by Bas Hofstra), psychology (by Jonas Haslbeck) and climatology (by Qingyi Feng). After the presentations, each of the speakers organized a short 45-minute tutorial in which the participants can gain hands-on experience in using software/packages (Gephi, mgm, and pyunicorn) for network analysis.