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Crisis Lab

Local Coordinator: Alessandro Torcini

Main Coordinator: Luciano Pietronero

Funding Body: MIUR - Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita' e della Ricerca

Starting Date:1/1/2012

Ending Date: 30/12/2014


Crisis Lab, is a novel strategic research project financed by Italian Government (Progetti di Interesse CNR) with the aim of creating an Observatory of risks in domains ranging from finance, energy, markets, transport and urban systems, with interdisciplinary methodology based on the new science of Complex Networks. The focus of the Crisis lab is to develop models using empirical data to describe the vulnerabilities of diverse socio-technical systems which have a complex underlying dependency structure. The globalization of our planet requires state-of-the-art methodologies for better understanding the dependency structure of multi-level systems which can be vulnerable to catastrophic failure.