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Centre for Complexity Science

Connecting systems, science and society through:

  • a ground-breaking interdisciplinary research centre pushing the boundaries of knowledge in complexity science;
  • a new generation of scientists trained by the doctoral training centre;
  • the knowledge to understand, control and design complex systems;
  • break-throughs in new applications of complexity science;
  • the solutions to real-world problems with relevant end-user testing;
  • a lively intellectual and practically based environment for complexity science.

Complexity News

Calibrate with Confidence: In a paper published in the Royal Society Open Science, Robert MacKay and Sarah Parker from the University of Warwick, along with Ralph Kenna and Robert Low from Coventry University, report a new mathematical tool to remove bias and and account for confidence in major assessments, such as the REF exercise.

Prof. Robert MacKay said:

“Our ambition is for our method to be adopted as a decision support tool by every panel that has to evaluate a range of objects and whose members may have different standards and expertise.”

The tool, which is already being used by Coventry University to assess internal funding applications, can be used freely here. See also the press release.

PhD Graduates



Fri 09 Feb '18
Winter Graduation 2018

Congratulations to our third MathSys cohort who graduated from their Masters programme on the of 17th January 2018. The Winter Graduation Ceremony also saw Gwilym Enstone, Edward Hill and Diana Khoromskaia awarded their PhDs. In addition to the official University proceedings, there was also a congratulatory lunch celebration in the Centre where family, friends and staff joined the students in celebrating their success.

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Complexity Events

Open Days: 6th December 2017, 31st January 2018, and 14th March 2018

Tue 20 Feb '18
10am - 11am: MA999

Complexity Forums

Wed 21 Feb '18
1pm - 2pm: MathSys Forum
Wed 28 Feb '18
1pm - 2pm: MathSys Forum

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