Andrzej Nowak

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Nowak

Andrzej Nowak is the Director of the Center for Complex Systems and New Technologies at ISS and the director of the Global Systems Center at ISS. He is also a professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Warsaw.

Kierownik Ośrodka Badań Układów Złożonych i Nowych Technologii

Kierownik Ośrodka Badania Systemów Globalnych


Prof. Nowak is one of the world’s leading experts on the modeling and computer simulation of social processes. Using cellular automata, he has modeled the emergence of public opinion in society and linear versus non-linear societal transitions. His current research projects include the use of cellular automata to simulate the emergence and maintenance of self-concept and linear and non-linear scenarios of societal change, the use of attractor neural networks to model interpersonal and group dynamics, and the use of coupled dynamical systems to simulate the emergence of personality through social coordination.


University of Warsaw, psychology
Stanford University, 1974-1975
M.A. University of Warsaw, 1978
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, 1979-1980
Ph.D. University of Warsaw, 1987
Habilitation, University of Warsaw, 1996
Full professor, Warsaw, 2004


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Nowak, A., & Vallacher, R. R. (1998). Dynamical social psychology. NY: Guilford Publications.

Nowak, A., Vallacher, R. R., Tesser, A., & Borkowski, W. (2000). Society of self: The emergence of collective properties in self-structure. Psychological Review, 107, 39-61.

Nowak, A., Vallacher, R. R., & Zochowski, M. (2002). The emergence of personality: Personal stability through interpersonal synchronization. In D. Cervone & W. Mischel (Eds.), Advances in personality science (Vol. 1, pp. 292-331). New York: Guilford Publications.


Qlectives – Społecznie inteligentne systemy dla wytwarzania jakości (Socially Intelligent Systems for Quality)

Asysst – Action For The Science Of Complex Systems And Socially Intelligent ICT

ICTeCollective – Sterowanie kolektywnymi zachowaniami społecznymi zachodzącymi dzięki technologiom informacyjnym (ICTeCollective – Harnessing ICT-enabled collective social behaviour)

OCOPOMO – Otwarta współpraca jako czynnik wspierający modelowanie polityki (Open COllaboration for POlicyMOdelling)

Emergence by Design – Projektowanie zjawisk emergentnych

NESS – Non-Eqilibrium Social Science in ICT and Economics