About Us

An inter-institutional organization

ISC-PIF is a unit of the National Center for Scientific Research (UPS3611), one of the largest and most prestigious french research organizations. It prides itself on the partnerships it has established with more than a dozen other Universities and french research organizations, as well as with the city of Paris and the Ile-de-France Paris Region. This latter has granted ISC-PIF the label of a major research area institution (Domaine d’Intérêt Majeur DIM) since 2006.

Interface between disciplines

At the threshold between disciplines, ISC-PIF serves as an intellectual interface between research organizations and higher education institutions. The Complex Systems Institute of Paris (ISC-PIF) is a place dedicated to the development of innovative and interdisciplinary research on complex systems at the crossroad between modeling, high performance computing and Big Data. It catalyzes, since 2005, the emergence of common and interdisciplinary practices, facilitating access to skills, work areas and pooled research resources. The residents of ISC-PIF, who are staff members and students employed by the institute or by a partner institution, work on projects that are hosted on-site. They are the first contributors to the activities and dynamism of ISC-PIF and the primary pillar to the thriving intellectual scene the institute seeks to shape.

Serving innovation and the common good

The activities of ISC-PIF are conducted and supervised by our team that is composed of highly qualified scientists affiliated with higher education institutions and a support staff dedicated to facilitating the researcher’s initiatives through communication, resource-sharing event organization, development and transnational activities. Our institution also interacts with the general public who can attend seminars and training sessions. Members of partner institutions can book a room at ISC for an event, access the “co-working” spaces and pooled resources platforms, hence increasing visibility in development and transnational activities.