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Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence

The Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence (CASCI) group at Indiana University and the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia works on complex networks & systems and their applications to informatics, biology, health, and social systems. We are particularly interested in the informational properties of natural and artificial systems which enable them to adapt and evolve. This means both understanding how information is fundamental for controlling the behavior and evolutionary capabilities of complex systems, as well as abstracting principles from natural systems to produce adaptive information technology.

Our research projects are on complex networks & systems, computational and systems biology, and computational intelligence; all our publications are available online as are news about our group. Additional information available on Luis Rocha’s Website and our group page at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia.

See our current roster and information on how to join our group. As a group, we are seriously interconnected with other research groups and networks: The Center for Complex Networks and Systems (CNets), the Indiana University Network Science Institute, the Cognitive Science Program, the FLAD Computational Biology Collaboratorium, the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program.

You are welcome to join our mailing list CASCI-L by sending an email message to list@list.indiana.edu from the address you want to subscribe to the list, with subject line: subscribe CASCI-L Firstname Lastname (leave the message body blank.) More detailed instructions are available.


CNetS faculty manage informal research groups and labs of various size and scope, including faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and visitors. Given the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of CNetS, many researchers belong to more than one group.


Lagrange Prizes to Arthur, Sinai, Ball

On Friday, April 18 the ISI Foundation and CRT Foundation announced the winners of the First Lagrange Prize: Brian Arthur and Yakov Sinai for their contributions to the science of complex systems, and Philip Ball for his contributions to the promotion of complexity as a popular science writer. The award ceremony took place in the gorgeous Stupinigi Royal Hunting Palace. In the photo, Brian Arthur is giving his acceptance address; the panel included Angelo Miglietta, Giovanni Ferrero and Andrea Comba of CRT Foundation, Mario Rasetti and Tullio Regge (General Secretary and President of ISI Foundation), and Enrico Bellone of Le Scienze. Following the ceremony there was a delicious dinner and a fun dance.

CSI Piemonte

No, it’s not an Italian spin-off of the popular TV show. CSI Piemonte is organizing a meeting on Understanding Complexity: a Journey through Science to be held November 22-23 at the Lingotto Convention Center here in Torino. We will have demos and posters on 6S, GiveALink, and the egalitarian effect of search engines. I look forward in particular to seeing my good old friend Dario and my mentor, Domenico.