Department of Computational Social Science Seminar Abstract

Friday, February 15 - 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
Research Hall, 3rd Floor

Hyper-networks for Policy Design in Systems of Systems of Systems

Jeffrey Johnson
Professor of Complexity Science and Design
Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology
The Open University, UK

ABSTRACT: Hypernetworks generalise networks and hypergraphs, allowing relations between many things to be modelled by hypersimplices with richer structure than hypergraph edges. They provide a way of integrating bottom-up and top-down micro, meso and macrolevel dynamics in multilevel systems. They provide a natural way of representing social structures, enabling polices to be tested by computation and big data before they are implemented.