Map of the Complexity Sciences – from von Neumann & Kolmogorov to Hofstadter and Piatetsky-Shapiro (?)

A map of the Complexity Sciences traces its intellectual heritage from Isaac Newton and Henri Poincare to John von Neumann, Andrei Kolmogorov, and Duncan Watts, and includes an unexpectedly familiar name.

By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets, Apr 21, 2015.

A friend has recently sent me a link to a Map of the Complexity Sciences, created by Brian Castellani, author of SACS Toolkit for modeling complex social systems.

Map of the Complexity Sciences
Fig 1: Map of the Complexity Sciences (click for a larger image)

It shows the intellectual lineage of the complexity sciences, starting from
  • Isaac Newton and Henri Poincare in the top row (Dynamical Systems), to
  • Warren Weaver and Duncan Watts in the middle (Network Science)
  • to John von Neumann and Andrei Kolmogorov at the bottom row (Mathematics and Computational Complexity Theory).

Complexity Sciences - Data Mining, Piatetsky-Shapiro

However, the reason that my friend sent me the link is ...

he found my name on the map next to Data Mining circle (lower right), not far from Douglas Hofstadter of the "Gödel, Escher, Bach" fame, and Jeannette Wing (who just received ACM Distinguished Service Award).

I deserve only a very small part of the credit for the growth of "Data Mining" field, but it is fun to see your name on the map.