Complexity and Computational Modelling

Complexity and Computational Modelling

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The computer based analysis and modeling of systems, in a broader sense, is anchored in the Complexity and Computational Modeling group. This research group aims at looking, explaining and analyzing human and social systems as complex systems and also as susceptible to computational modeling through mathematical tools.

CCM addresses Network Theory, computational models for smart, crowdsourcing, and ecological systems, social stigmergetic phenomena, human creativity and improvisation phenomena, multi-criteria analysis and improved mathematical models for decision making, and new cryptographic algorithms.



  • Online Seminar: "Moral Heuristics", by Abhishek Sahai - IITGn Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, IITGN PhD in Cognitive Science, and "Community Detection in Dynamic Networks - NY Yellow Cabs Case Study", by Luis Ramada Pereira - ISCTE-IUL Doctoral Program in Complexity Sciences. 22 September 2016, 11h Lisbon time.
  • CCM-ISTAR participated at the "! Mathematics ∩ ICT = ∅ : an artbotics extravaganza" networking session, at ICT 2015 Conference - Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon.
  • Jorge Louçã presented his talk "Social Influence in the Global Network: from popularity to political opinion making" at the Theory of Social Impact Conference, 12-13 September, 2015 at the University of Warsaw.
  • António Fonseca presented his PhD Thesis on the 6th of April 2015, at ISCTE-IUL, entitled "Mecanismos de Popularidade e Difusão de Informação em Redes Sociais" (in portuguese). The jury was composed by Ricardo Fonseca, Helder Coelho, Ernesto Costa, António Firmino da Costa, Luis Antunes, Pedro Lind, and Jorge Louçã (supervisor).