Seminar - Liaquat Hossain - An Overview of the Centre for Complex Systems Research (CCSR)
Wednesday 15 October 2008, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
This presentation will provide an overview of the Centre for Complex Systems Research (CCSR) and discuss the underlying model that drives the research group from theoretical, methodological and applieed perspective. It will provide one or two examples of the Centre's research and its findings in this area.
The Centre for Complex Systems (CCS) focuses on social networks theory and analytical methods, coordination theory, sociobiology, non linear systems dynamic theory, chaos theory and complexity theory in organisations, complex adaptive systems theory and self-organisation theory and its applications in domains such as computer supported cooperative work; human and computer interactions; modeling disaster preparedness, exploring safety and standard of practice of global mining teams, modeling self organised fraud claims in insurance and finance in capital markets, exploring the effects of social network structure and technology use for the delivery of quality and standards to care for general practitioners, modeling complex and dynamic emergency medical coordination teams, understanding the impact of social networks on innovation and diffusion, and medical and public heath field such as exploring the spread of disease (i.e., STD, AIDS, SARS) through social networks.
The Centre uses methods and analytical techniques from mathematical sociology (i.e., social networks analysis), social anthropology (i.e., interview and field studies), computer science (i.e., information visualisation, graph theoretic approaches and data mining techniques such as clustering) to explore coordination problems in a dynamic, distributed and complex setting.