While the mathematical laws that govern inanimate matter are in many ways well
understood, the complexity that characterizes living and adapting systems presents a
new era for science. This is what we work on.
To understand how information and representation bridges our understanding
of complex systems and to leverage the understanding to devise
intervention protocols commensurate with the complexity of living,
growing, evolving, and learning adaptive systems.
A broad perspective is crucial to understand where and why mathematical regularities occur. We search for such signatures in natural systems
and in human society including the brain, forests, political voting, and firms.
We are inspired by the beautiful, the ominous, and always fascinating patterns swirling around in biological
and social systems. We are particularly interested in when the two collide: how
does our understanding of biological nature help us understand social complexity and vice