Young Researchers

Attention Grad Students, Post Docs and Early Career Academics:
CCS’15 Wants You!

20 Grad Student Awards = $4,550 in monetary awards!

Complex Systems Science is a fairly new endeavor in the academic world, but it is clearly the future. CCS’15 organizers want to encourage all young researchers studying complex systems to attend this unique global conference that offers program tracks which cross all discipline boundaries to open up new dialogues among researchers, foster dynamic interdisciplinary relationships, and open new research areas.

To support young researchers, we are offering a program of activities designed to encourage professional development of graduate students, post docs and early career academics. We strongly encourage you to join us for a week of free special activities embedded in the overall conference:

Pre-Conference Tutorials (September 26-27)

  • Introduction to Complexity – Melanie Mitchell, Santa Fe Institute
  • Agent-Based Models – Robert Axtell, George Mason University
  • Networks – Aaron Clauset, Santa Fe Institute, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Information Theory and Maximum Entropy Methods – Simon DeDeo, Santa Fe Institute, Indiana University

Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems (YRNCS)

The YRNCS organizers are planning a variety of events scheduled throughout the week, including Ignite practice sessions, panel discussions, invited speakers, and job readiness activities.

Graduate Student Presentation Awards

Award Table WebsiteTo encourage young researchers in Complex Systems Science, the scientific program committee of CCS’15 is offering awards for research excellence to graduate students who participate in conference presentation sessions. There are awards in the Paper, Poster and Ignite categories. To qualify for an award, the graduate student must be first author on the presentation and must be the presenter of their research at the conference. Presentations may have multiple authors, but the student must be first author. No substitutes are allowed at the conference presentations.