Cities are complex social-technical entities that must be addressed as a systems problem to make progress. At the Center for Systems Science and Engineering we provide a means for the social and technical to come together and for systems-level solutions to be developed and understood.
Health is a simple word to describe the functional state of the complex system that is a living organism. At the Center for Systems Science and Engineering we have created a nexus for the wide array of talents at Johns Hopkins University interested in understanding and advancing these complex systems.
Systems Science is a modeling approach embracing the dynamic interaction of coupled engineered, human behavioral, and natural components in time and space. Center for Systems Science in Engineering researchers employ a wide array of tools , used to explore adaptive behavior, possible optimizations, policy scenarios, etc. and to create vehicles for participatory modeling and high-level visualization and understanding, and other ends.