Complex Systems

The world is made up of complex systems, from power grids and neural networks to fish migration and microbial communities. Researchers at WID work to characterize, model, and understand such systems to make advances in medicine, agriculture, technology, the environment, and more.

Systems Biology
We use computational and mathematical tools alongside laboratory studies to understand interactions within complex biological systems.

We study the communities of microorganisms that live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans, and the atmosphere and which influence human health and ecosystems.

We are working to manage and utilize massive biological data sets to understand gene regulation, cellular reprogramming, precision medicine, and more.

Data Science
From fundamental mathematics to optimization and machine learning, our data science research is making sense of complex systems.