2022 Complexity-GAINs students & faculty

Program Overview

Human societies constantly change at many levels, from individuals to communities and nation states. Throughout history, and at present, societies become more innovative, more integrated, and more cooperative on some levels, while on others they become more inert, more polarized, and more belligerent. To understand and perhaps even predict these trends and their consequences, we need to capture the complex interplay of underlying cognitive, social, and institutional mechanisms – by integrating theoretical, modeling, and empirical investigations. This program took place July 3 – July 17, 2022 in Vienna, AUSTRIA.


Group Projects

Joris Bücker

University of Oxford (UK)

Karoline Huth

Amsterdam University Medical Centers (NL)

Loes Crielaard

Amsterdam University Medical Centers (NL)

Brittany Morgan

University of California, Davis (US)

Ellie Diamant

University of California, Los Angeles (US)

Andrew Stier

University of Chicago (US)

Linnea Bavik

Emory University (US)

Ana María Jaramillo

University of Exeter (UK)

Cristina Chueca Del Cerro     

University of Glasgow (UK)

Nick LaBerge

University of Colorado, Boulder (US)

Kreso Jakšić

University of Zagreb (HR)

Joni Webster

Emory University (US)

Emma Fraxanet

Pompeu Fabra University (ES)

Elise Koskelo

Harvard University (US)

Ben Genta

University of California, Irvine (US)

Adam Finnemann

University of Amsterdam (NL)

Rachel Freedman

University of California, Berkeley (US)

Ari Beller

Stanford University (US)

Guilherme Machado

University of Aveiro (PT)

Travis Holmes

Old Dominion University (US)

Asaf Mazar

University of Southern California (US)

Ana Macanovic

Utrecht University (NL)

Sam Zhang

University of Colorado, Boulder (US)

Sophie Larsen

University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)

Sarah Kovalaskas

Emory University (US)

Alejandro Pérez Velilla

University of California, Merced (US)

Henry N. Lopez

Iowa State University (US)

Xinkai Du

University of Tübingen (DE)

Simone Daniotti

Technical University of Vienna (AT)

Annalisa Caligiuri

University of the Balearic Islands (ES)

Sina Sajjadi

Central European University (AT)

Alina Herderich

Graz University of Technology (AT)

Thomas van Dijk

Leiden University (NL)

Frederike Oetker

University of Amsterdam (NL)

Evan Holt

Utah State University (US)

Maria Oprea

Cornell University (US)

Cody Moser

University of California, Merced (US)

Charlie Pilgrim

University of Warwick (UK)



Mirta Galesic | Henrik Olsson | Stefan Thurner

Guest Faculty & Teaching Fellows

Ronan Arthur • epidemics | Majid Benam • Seshat database | Jonas Dalege • belief dynamics | Tamara van der Does • social structure | Carsten de Dreu • social polarization | David Garcia • emotion dynamics | Fariba Karimi • algorithms | Peter Klimek • health care | Steve Lansing • ancient societies | Han van der Maas • belief dynamics | Matteo Marsili • statistical physics | Eckhard Olbrich • political spaces | Armin Pournaki • Twitter Explorer | Sid Redner • statistical physics | Maria del Rio-Chanona • agent-based models | Rajiv Sethi • inequality | Roberta Sinatra • networks & popularity | Peter Turchin • cliodynamics

Program News

Apply now for Complexity–GAINs International Summer School (from SFI)
Recap: Complexity-GAINs International Summer School (from SFI)
Complexity-GAINS : The first SFI–CSH summer school has started (from Complexity Science Hub Vienna)
Complexity-GAINS : Toward a multifaceted and integrative science (from Complexity Science Hub Vienna)

This program was made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2106013 (PI David Krakauer), IRES Track II: Complexity advanced studies institute - Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands (Complexity-GAINs). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the investigator(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.