Future discoveries in complexity science will require transdisciplinary teams with the intellectual breadth to determine the algorithms of social dynamics across diverse contexts, ranging from genomes to entire organisms, and from individuals to cultures. In creating the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, ASU capitalized upon its uniquely diverse expertise and its institutional commitment to intellectual fusion to become a leader in this important area and to shape the scientific community’s philosophical and methodological approaches to social complexity.


CSDC includes three major divisions:

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The CSDC actively promotes research synergies by fostering cross-disciplinary, intra-and inter-institutional collaborations. Our core faculty represent 14 schools and departments at ASU, and our research network spans the globe.

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The CSDC offers seminars and research opportunities to train new scientists. Our affiliated faculty support the ASU doctoral concentration in Complex Adaptive Systems Science, with the CSDC serving as the online clearinghouse for complexity-related courses at ASU.

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The CSDC is a world leader in supporting intellectual products that lead the way in complexity science. We host international conferences, workshops and speaker series, as well as the national center for computational modeling in social and life science.

Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
Arizona State University       
Phone: 480-727-9746| Fax: 480-727-0709

A transdisciplinary research unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences