CASoS Engineering

Engineering solutions within Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems

Our goal is to engineer solutions to problems within the vastly complex and critically important socio-economic-technical systems on which humanity depends. These systems are all fundamentally Complex Adaptive Systems of Systems (CASoS) whose influence spans local to global scales.

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Perturbations/disruptions in CASoS bring with them the potential for far-reaching effects due to highly-saturated interdependencies and attendant vulnerabilities to cascades in associated systems.

We experiment with models before implementing strategies in a real system. Our ambitious but realistic goals for Complex Adaptive Systems models are that they be explanatory and that through experimentation and data collection a medium-level of confidence in their predictive capability can be developed.

Modeling results support our multi-faceted strategic designs for risk mitigation that is robust to uncertainty.

We approach this high-impact problem space as engineers, devising interventions or problem solutions that influence CASoS to achieve specific aspirations, an activity we call CASoS Engineering.