To ensure a habitable planet and a future in which well-being is attainable for all humankind, we must create spaces that facilitate decision making by expertly navigating incomplete knowledge about highly interdependent, evolving systems.

The Complex Systems Research Group will cultivate and design path breaking, transdisciplinary computational and inclusive modeling approaches for science at scale, empowering ASU to lead the world in creating sustainable solutions for complex futures.


The CSRG unites convergent research and expertise in complexity thinking and scientific computation to address urgent transdisciplinary questions about the future habitability of the planet and of sustainable social structures. Supporting ASU’s Charter, the CSRG endeavors to develop capacity for complexity science as a public good for science and society.


The CSRG endeavors to: 

  • Provide an institutional structure and professional development opportunities for researchers who combine deep knowledge of domain science with advanced technological expertise
  • Enable convergent research at the frontiers of complexity science and societal challenges
  • Promote best practices and transparency across diverse computational approaches for complexity science
  • Support co-creation of knowledge and technology for systems-based problem solving at a societal scale
  • Advance GBCI and CSRG as a global hub for transdisciplinary complexity science
  • Lead the way on convergence research drawing on distributed collective expertise to answer compelling and specific problems
  • Enable individual research agendas
  • Contribute to innovation in ASU’s educational mission