Complex Systems Group
The complex systems group is involved in research that deals with the interaction between people, computers and the external environment. It is primarily concerned with the feedback and feedforward of information and the decisions & control of events.
Since the 1960's it has become clear that even quite simple deterministic systems can yield very complex behaviour including chaotic responses.
The problem of using computers in financial, manufacturing, aerospace and social systems s the subject matter of the group, both for prediction and control.
The remit of this group is to look at the overall system implications of the work of the other groups in the school and therefore the research group's focus is to:
- Create and investigate new models of systems
- Investigate the implications of decisions by users of complex computer systems on the overall business or social system
- Devise better feedback and control procedures for such systems e.g. control of software projects
Professor Anthony White ----convenor
Professor Colin Tully
Dr Ray Adams
Dr Michael Censlive
Dr Mark Springett
Dr Jan Korn----visiting lecturer
Michael Foster -------Systems for heart support
Ray Ruocco------------Robotic Vision systems
Eustathios Sainides--Strategy Dynamics
Nermine Khalifa-------Supply Chain Dynamics
Income and Support
Software support from Vensim UK for research into software project management 2004
Simulation of controlling of domestic boilers using oxygen sensors
£28k LDA grant with Sensox Ltd