Crowdfunding campaign offers lessons

A new project will test the use of small satellite tracking devices, each the size of a cell phone, for gathering data about how indigenous people use the landscapes on which they depend.

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Tracking the spread of malaria by cell phone

In a recent paper in Science, SFI REU participant Amy Wesolowski and SFI Omidyar Fellow alum Caroline Buckee and collaborators describe how they tracked the spread of malaria in Kenya using cell phone user data.

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Summer programs: ‘Intense and pro- found science’

The 2012 graduate workshop and the inaugural advanced graduate workshop for program alumni (see article below) take place June 17-30 at St. John’s.  SFI’s research experiences for undergraduates pairs young scientists with SFI faculty mentors. Participants are encouraged to investigate complex social systems through a research project they design with their mentors.

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‘An atmosphere where the students live their science’

For 18 years, the Institute has seeded the young eld of computational social science with alumni of its Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity. Summer 2012 marks the first time SFI will offer an advanced workshop for past participants who wish to further develop their research.

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Video: How we get duped by common sense

In an SFI Community Lecture, Duncan Watts talks about how we get duped by shared assumptions and demonstrates how learning to suspect our common sense can lead to better solutions. Watch the lecture.

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Video: The evolutionary puzzle of human friendship

Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.

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