Shane Hendersen in class

Complex Systems, Network Science and Computation

Answering challenging problems in fields that lie at the core of the information age, and have implications for social, medical and economic advances.

Complex systems—whether integrated circuits, information relays, transportation routing, social systems, or biochemical reactions in a living cell—all behave in ways that cannot be fully explained by understanding their component parts. Complex systems require integrative approaches. Tools are needed to characterize and design these nonlinear systems that are more than the sum of the properties of their parts. The wide variety of complex systems known as networks require analytic methods of discovery by computer scientists, applied mathematicians, and engineering faculty from across the college.

Research Area Faculty

The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.

Eilyan Bitar

Eilyan Bitar

Associate Professor; David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 326
photo of Jim Dai

Jim Dai

Leon C. Welch Professor of Engineering
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 221
Silvia Ferrari

Silvia Ferrari

John Brancaccio Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Upson Hall, Room 543
mark Lewis

Mark E. Lewis

Professor / Director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 226
Senior Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development
College of Engineering
Qing Zhao

Qing Zhao

Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering & Director of Graduate Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Frank H T Rhodes Hall, Room 325

Research Area Field Faculty

Faculty researchers from Cornell's several campuses contribute to this research area.

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