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NECSI Courses in Complexity

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NECSI Courses in Complexity

Summer Session 2014

Dates: June 16 - 27

Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA

Week 1: June 16-20 CX201: Complex Physical, Biological and Social Systems

Lab: June 22 CX102: Computer Programming and Complex Systems

Week 2: June 23-27 CX202: Complex Systems Modeling and Networks

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NECSI's Courses in Complexity offer two intensive week-long courses on complex systems science and its applications. The courses consist of lecture and supervised group projects. Though the second week builds on material covered in the previous week, CX201 is not a prerequisite for CX202. You may register for either, or both weeks.

At the end of the courses, we expect participants to return to their home institution with tools relevant to their research and new insights for future work.

The CX102 lab is strongly recommended to prepare students with little computer programming experience for CX202.

Group Projects

Group projects are one of the most rewarding parts of the winter and summer courses. Participants split into project teams and put together a publication quality research project using complex systems tools learned during the week. On the final day of each week, groups present their projects. We consistently receive positive feedback about the projects.

Schedule

Monday – Thursday:
Lecture 9 AM – 5 PM
Group Projects 6 PM – 8 PM

Friday:
Group Presentation 9 AM – 12 PM
Evaluations and Class Photo 12 – 12:15 PM
Exam (required if taking course for credit, optional otherwise) 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Credit

Arrangements to receive credit for NECSI courses at a home institution should be made in advance. To do so, contact us at programs@necsi.edu.

Registration

Click here to register with a credit card

Early registration rates in effect until April 25, 2014.