Centre for Complex Systems

The Centre for Complex Systems brings together top researchers from across the University to promote research and education across physics, engineering, mathematics, biology and social sciences.

We are made up of experts from the faculties of Engineering and Information Technologies, Science, Architecture, Design and Planning, Agriculture and Environment, the Charles Perkins Centre and the CSIRO.

We study the properties and applications of complex systems in various contexts including brain dynamics, computational neuroscience, critical phenomena, distributed computation, epidemic modelling, imaging and nanoscience.

Research outcomes have an impact on diverse areas such as crisis forecasting, disaster and emergency management, epidemic modelling, organisational and social risk management as well as communication, power and transport infrastructure stability.

Solutions developed from this research will be applicable to a wide range of industries including information and communication technologies, health, energy, civil and transport infrastructure along with financial services.

Leveraging our research strengths, the Master of Complex Systems program will help develop future professionals in this emerging field.


Read about our current research projects

These week-long research camps explore the importance of studying complex systems.

These 2-day biannual symposia bring together complex systems experts from around the world.