Welcome to Te Pūnaha Matatini - the meeting place of many faces. Our mission is to develop tools and methods for transforming complex data into knowledge.

Viel Glück Dr Demi!

Congratulations to Demival Vasques Filho (Demi), our latest student to successfully defend his PhD thesis. Demi undertook his PhD on ‘Structure and dynamics of social bipartite and projected networks’ at the University of Auckland, under the supervision of Te Pūnaha Matatini Principal Investigator Dion O’Neale.

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Our research

Complexity, Risk, and Uncertainty

Today, both society and the economy generate a complex torrent of data. If this unprecedented flow of information is to be made useful, we require new tools and methods for its analysis.

Complex Economic and Social Systems

Understanding the complexity of economic networks and network effects is increasingly important in our interconnected, data-rich, global economic system, with significant importance to New Zealand – a small, distant country, with a highly specialised economy.

Complexity and the Biosphere

We’re applying network analysis, complexity theory, and dynamical systems methodologies to understand the inter-relationships between species, and how biodiversity depends on the environment; developing models that couple the interactions between biodiversity, the economy, and human decision-making.

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