About

Our mission is to foster the interdisciplinary study of interactions between the biological and the social, from a complex systems perspective. Our research agenda aims to advance biomedical, public health, ecological, social, and cognitive science areas which encompasses health and biomedicine, policy, culture, and society, as well as data and complex systems methods.

Directors

Johan Bollen Luis Rocha
Johan Bollen is a professor of informatics at Indiana University . He was formerly a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005-2009. He obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2001, and has published more than 75 articles on computational social science, social complexity, health, well-being, machine learning, and informetrics. His research has been funded by the NSF, DARPA, IARPA, EDA, NASA, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Johan lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and daughter. In his free time he enjoys P90x and DJing in the local Bloomington clubs as DJ Angst (with his colleague E-trash aka Luis Rocha). Luis M. Rocha is Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is director of the NSF-NRT Interdisciplinary Training Program in Complex Networks and Systems, director of the Center for Social and Biomedical Complexity, member of the advisory council of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, and core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program.He has published many articles in scientific and technology journals, and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards. At Indiana University, he has received the Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing, Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and 2015 after developing the complex systems training program.

Affiliations:

The Center for Social and BioMedical Complexity is a member of the Complex Networks & Systems PhD track of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and the Indiana University Network Science Institute.