The School of Cybernetics is partnering with the ANU Futures Hub to improve our understanding of complexity and methods to work in transdisciplinary ways. This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group under the ‘Philosophy of Operations Research (OR)’ call.

The project has two complementary goals. One is to explore analytic approaches to understanding complex systems across a wide range of disciplines. These analytic approaches can be used to identify or build practical strategies and tools for better complex systems analysis in practical policy and research work. The second is to explore historical and contemporary case study research examples of new disciplinary, in order to inform philosophical principles for bringing together incommensurate knowledge sets and paradigms relevant to a new Operations Research.

One of the transdisciplinary praxis case studies is the new branch of engineering being taught into existence through the ANU Master of Applied Cybernetics. Read more

To learn more about this project contact: Prof Katherine Daniell.

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