CABDyN Complexity Centre
The CABDyN Complexity Centre at the Saïd Business School engages in research on complex systems and networks, with a particular focus on the social, economic, financial, communication and infrastructural networks that underpin most of modern life. The acronym CABDyN stands for Complex Agent-Based Dynamics Networks, and reflects some of the techniques such as complex network analysis and agent-based modelling that we typically use to understand these systems. The activities at the Saïd Business School form part of a larger research network that applies shared methods and techniques to a broad range of problems and domains. CABDyN was established in July 2003 as a research cluster spanning the University with the seed funding under the EPSRC Novel Computation Initiative, and currently brings together a truly multi-disciplinary group of researchers across Oxford, ranging from the physical, biological and computational sciences to the social, economic and political sciences.
The CABDyN Seminars provide forums that allow us to bring leading UK and international researchers working on complex systems to Oxford, both in order to help track relevant state-of-the-art research pursued elsewhere, and to provide opportunities for initiating new collaborations. In addition, the seminar series provides an opportunity for Oxford researchers to present appropriate recently published or forthcoming work to an interdisciplinary audience, with a view to strengthening an interdisciplinary research community that is spread over many different University Departments.