Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) at CMU

At CASOS our mission is to foster the development of a new scientific field of computation emerging from the merger of computer science and social science. Research is conducted to: 1) develop new metrics, technologies and algorithms for analyzing human socio-cultural behavior given vast quantities of data; 2) forecast and explain changes in the socio-cultural behavior using agent-based model and network science; and 3) assess the impact of and provide support for the development of new social and organizational policies and procedures. At CASOS we aim to develop, use, and train people in the new network science and agent-based modeling tools.

Luma Institute

Whatever your job or your organization, everyone faces problems — small, big and gargantuan. To tackle those problems, we need to devise creative, more innovative solutions faster than ever. But how? How do individuals become more innovative? And how do teams become more innovative together? LUMA believes any individual, team and organization has the potential to innovate, but may not know how. From that deeply held belief, we created the LUMA System of Innovation as a practical, easy-to-learn, flexible and scalable framework that people can apply in their daily work to tackle problems of all sizes.

Presencing Institute

The Presencing Institute was founded in 2006 by MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer Otto Scharmer and colleagues in order to create an action research platform at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change. Over the past two decades, we have developed Theory U as a change framework, led cross-sector leadership, change and innovation initiatives worldwide, and created an innovation platform called u.lab.

Society for Organizational Learning

Since its inception in 1997, the Society for Organizational Learning North America has worked with hundreds of teams and organizations to help them achieve their aspirations, and as equally important, their business results. The Society for Organizational Learning North America has become a partner of choice for many multinational for-profit and non-profit organizations as well as government agencies, in particular because of our holistic approach to the five disciplines of organizational learning.

Stanford D. School

We build on methods from across the field of design to create learning experiences that help people unlock their creative potential and apply it to the world. Design can be applied to all kinds of problems. But, just like humans, problems are often messy and complex—and need to be tackled with some serious creative thinking. That’s where our approach comes in. Adding the's tools and methods to a person's skill set often results in a striking transformation. Newfound creative confidence changes how people think about themselves and their ability to have impact in the world.

The Santa Fe Institute

Our researchers endeavor to understand and unify the underlying, shared patterns in complex physical, biological, social, cultural, technological, and even possible astrobiological worlds. Our global research network of scholars spans borders, departments, and disciplines, unifying curious minds steeped in rigorous logical, mathematical, and computational reasoning. As we reveal the unseen mechanisms and processes that shape these evolving worlds, we seek to use this understanding to promote the well-being of humankind and of life on earth.