Training tomorrow's leaders

SFI postdoctoral fellows are selected from around the world and across science for their intellectual curiosity, quantitative rigor, and multidisciplinary creativity. At the institute they enjoy exceptional freedom to pursue new research questions and collaborate with top minds in our international research network as they prepare to become tomorrow’s scientific leadership.

All SFI fellows participate in a unique training program designed to develop their scientific, communication, and leadership skills. Most go on to hold faculty positions at major universities and research institutions, where they serve as lifelong ambassadors for the philosophies and methodologies of complexity science.

Fellowships Offered 

SFI Fellowships fall into two categories — Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships and Program Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The SFI Complexity Postdoctoral Fellowships are funded by gifts from Pam and Pierre Omidyar, the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, from individual donors and other sources. Chosen during an annual selection process, these fellows pursue independent research agendas.

Program Postdoctoral Fellows are grant funded. They are chosen by the grant PI and their research agenda is grant related.

Past SFI Postdoctoral Fellows

Eizo Akiyama

Ben Althouse

Clio Andris

Ruben Andrist

Nihat Ay

Dave Bacon

Homayoun Bagheri-Chaichian

Andrew Berdahl

Mark Bieda

Eric Bonabeau

Elhanan Borenstein

Rogier Braakman

P. Jeffrey Brantingham

Christa Brelsford

Caroline Buckee

Lauren Buckley

Emily Burkhead

Fabio Caccioli

Juan Camilo Cárdenas

Martin Casdagli

Xingzhi Cheng

Jung-Kyoo Choi

Stanca Ciupe

Aaron Clauset

Nathan Collins

Bryan Daniels

Caterina De Bacco

Simon DeDeo

Vincent Detours

Marion Dumas

Jennifer Dunne

Nathan Eagle

Gunther Eble

Charles Efferson

Tanya Elliott

Brian Enquist

Vanessa Ferdinand

Evandro Ferrada

Jessica Flack

Walter Fontana

Tyler Frazier

Miguel Fuentes

Michael Gastner

Keyan Ghazi-Zahedi

Michelle Girvan

Justin Grana

Valerie Gremillion

Jacopo Grilli

Josh Grochow

Marcus Hamilton

Jing Han

Tim Hely

Paul Hooper

Wim Hordijk

Chen Hou

Peter Hraber

Daniel Hruschka

Martijn Huynen

Terry Jones

Yoav Kallus

Anne Kandler

Timothy Keitt

Chris Kempes

Tom Kepler

Bette Korber

Supriya Krishnamurthy

Michael Lachmann

Joshua Ladau

Daniel Larremore

Bennett Levitan

Wentian Li

Fabrizio Lillo

William Macready

Daniel McShea

Lauren Ancel Meyers

John Miller

Cristopher Moore

Béla Nagy

Avidan Neumann

Mark Newman

Makoto Nirei

James O'Dwyer

Scott Ortman

Ludo Pagie

Milan Palus

John Pepper

Charles Perreault

Ole Peters

Eleanor Power

William Reynolds

Thimo Rohlf

Yuzuru Sato

Van Savage

Sam Scarpino

Markus Schläpfer

Cosma Shalizi

Spyros Skouras

D. Eric Smith

Caitlin Stern

James Theiler

Bence Tóth

Brendan Tracey

Jessika Trancik

Jeremy Van Cleve

Sander van Doorn

Erik Van Nimwegen

Dowman Varn

Andreas Wagner

Duncan Watts

Colleen Webb

Karoline Wiesner

David Wolpert

Justin Yeakel

Hyejin Youn

Karina Yusim

Pan Zhang

Huaiyu Zhu