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Complex Systems Summer School 2011


Module 1: Nonlinear Dynamics and Modeling

Time Activity

Wednesday, June 8
All events at St. John's College Unless Otherwise Noted
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration and check-in at St. John's.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Buffet Dinner with David Krakauer, Director, CSSS2011

Thursday, June 9
8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Jerry Sabloff, President, Santa Fe Institute
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Liz Bradley, Nonlinear Dynamics I: Maps
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Liz Bradley, Nonlinear Dynamics II: Flows
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jim Crutchfield, Symbolics I
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Josh Garland, Computational Lab
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Names and Faces
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Geoffrey West, Lecture, "Searching for Simplicity and Unity in Complexity from Cells to Cities"

Friday, June 10
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Liz Bradley, Nonlinear Dynamics III: Tools
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Josh Garland, Computational Lab II
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Liz Bradley Nonlinear Dynamics IV: Applications
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jim Crutchfield, Symbolics II
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Shuttle to Santa Fe Complex
6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Field Trip to the Santa Fe Complex. Hosts Stephen Guerin and Owen Densmore.
8:00 p.m. Return shuttle to St. John's College
Saturday, June 11
Sunday, June 12
6:30 ~ ? Tom Carter, Modeling Etc.

Module 2: Networks

Time Activity

Monday, June 13
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Mark Newman, Networks I
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Mark Newman, Networks II
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jennifer Dunne, Foodwebs I
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jennifer Dunne, Foodwebs II
5:00 p.m. Dinner

Tuesday, June 14
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Mark Newman, Networks III
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Cris Moore
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Mark Newman, Networks IV
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Networks Practical
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Alfred Hübler, Nonlinear Physics (In Action!)

Module 3: Computation

Time Activity

Wednesday, June 15
All events at SFI
8:30 a.m. Shuttles to SFI - meet at the Visitor's Circle at St. John's College
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Cris Moore
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Alex Russel
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jared Saia
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tea with SFI Community
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Time to work on Challenge Questions
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome barbecue at SFI
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. John Harte
7:00 p.m. Return shuttle to St. John's College

Thursday, June 16
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Cris Moore
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Alex Russel
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jared Saia
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Time to work on Challenge Questions
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tom Carter - Probability / fractals / etc.

Module 4: Robustness

Organized by Jessica Flack

Time Activity

Friday, June 17
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Jessica Flack
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Jessica Flack
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Nihat Ay
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Nihat Ay
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pizza with David Krakauer, Bridging Concepts
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Special Guest, Andrew Lovato, Santa Fe History

Saturday, June 18
All Day Bandelier Field Trip
7:00 p.m. CSSS/Bread Loaf School of English Mixer in St. John's College coffee shop.

Sunday, June 19

Monday, June 20
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Dave Ackley
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Dave Ackley
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jessica Flack
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jessica Flack
4:15 p.m. Voting on CSSS2011 T-shirt design **RESCHEDULED TO TOMORROW**
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 8:30-ish Tom Carter -- High Finance (Black-Scholes), eine kleine symbolic dynamics, a strange repeller, and . . .
come when you can . . .

Module 5: Evolution

Organized by David Krakauer

Time Activity

Tuesday, June 21
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. David Krakauer
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. David Krakauer
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jeremy Van Cleve
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00p.m. T-shirt voting!
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Free
5:00 p.m. Dinner

Wednesday, June 22
All events at SFI
8:30 a.m. Shuttles to SFI
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Tanmoy Bhattacharya
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laura Fortunato
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Practical
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tea with SFI Community
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Practical
5:00 p.m. Return shuttle to St. John's College
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Rodeo trip w/ JP (leave from SFI)

Module 6: Complexity

Organized by Jim Crutchfield

Time Activity

Thursday, June 23
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Processes and Their Models
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Information Theory
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Information in Processes
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Memory in Processes

Friday, June 24
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: The Learning Channel
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Causal Models
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Measures of Complexity
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Jim Crutchfield and Ryan James: Applications
4:30 p.m. Shuttle Leaves St. John's to SFI
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Barbara Kimbell, Life after Summer School
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. David Krakauer and Summer School Faculty, Bridging Concepts
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pizza and Beer at SFI (In the Atrium)
8:15 p.m. Shuttle Leaves to St. John's

Saturday, June 25
All Day Taos!

Sunday, June 26

Module 7: Emergence

Organized by Simon DeDeo and James O'Dwyer

Time Activity

Monday, June 27
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Simon DeDeo (Concepts of Emergence; Broken Symmetry and Defects)
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. James O'Dwyer
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Luis Bettencourt
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Group Projects / Discussions
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Softball game
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tom Carter, Music and Meaning

Tuesday, June 28
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. James O'Dwyer
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Simon DeDeo (Effective Theories; Decomposition of Computational Processes)
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Iain Couzin, Lecture
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Practical
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. George Johnson and John German, Science Writing

Module 8: Machine Learning

Organized by Dan Rockmore

Time Activity

Wednesday, June 29
All events at SFI
8:30 a.m. Shuttles to SFI
9:00 a.m - 9:05 a.m. Dan Rockmore
9:05 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. Greg Leibon, Machine Learning I
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 p.m. break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Greg Leibon, Machine Learning II
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cosma Shalizi-Nonparametric smoothing for data analysis. Kernel smoothing for regression. Kernel density estimating. Condition densities. Prediction vs. inference.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tea with SFI Community
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Cosma Shalizi-Principles of statistical inference and learning. Model complexity and bias-variance trade-offs. Identification and consistency. Learning under dependence.
5:00 p.m. Shuttle leaves to St. John's
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:10 p.m. Shuttle leaves to the James A. Little Theater for Iain Couzin's Public Lecture
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. SFI Public Lecture, Iain Couzin
9:00 p.m. Shuttle leaves to St. John's

Thursday, June 30
9:00 a.m - 10:15 a.m. Greg Leibon, Machine Learning III
10:45 am - 12:00 p.m. Cosma Shalizi- Model selection and model checking. Information criteria; their myths and weaknesses. Model comparison tests. Specification tests. Using statistics for science.
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Greg Leibon
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Greg Leibon



Friday, July 1: FINAL DAY
All events at SFI
8:30 a.m. Buses Depart for SFI
9:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m. Reckless Ideas / CSSS Challenge
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Farewell BBQ
4:30 Shuttle Back to St. John's College