The Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan Presents:


Concepts & Applications in the Natural, Social & Engineering Sciences



Horace H Rackham School of Graduate Studies
915 Washington St
4th Floor Amphitheatre
University of Michigan
8:30 am – 5:30 pm

A symposium free and open to the public


John Harte
Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Maximum Entropy and the Inference of Pattern and Dynamics in Ecology

Paul Newton
Aerospace & Mech. Engineering, Mathematics, and
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Southern California

Markov and clonal evolution models of breast tumor growth, resistance, and migration.

Scott E Page
Political Science, Complex Systems, Economics
University of Michigan
Entropy in Social Science: System and Strategic Uncertainty, Path Dependence, and System Robustness 

Jon Shlens 
Senior Research Scientist
Google Inc.
Building Vision Systems with Modern Machine Learning

Jeffrey B. Weiss
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Nonequilibrium fluctuations, entropy production, and climate variability

Organized by:

Charles Doering            Complex Systems, Math, Physics      University of Michigan
Kevin Wood                   Biophysics                                           University of MIchigan
Michal  Zochowski         Biophysics                                           University of Michigan

For more information email:  or call 734.763.3301

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan.