Niklas Reisz

Niklas Reisz

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Niklas Reisz is a PhD candidate at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH). He joined the CSH in April 2018 to research information flow processes in complex systems. He graduated with a master’s degree in physics from the University of Technology Vienna in 2018 where he specialized in simulations of particle beams. He is also currently completing his bachelor programme “Business, Economics and Social Sciences” with an emphasis on innovation and cryptoeconomics. Niklas’ research interests include scientometric and collaborative systems, agent-based modeling and distributed ledger technology. He works in close collaboration with Sony CSL Paris to monitor, understand and improve information flows in large collaborative environments such as large companies, conferences or open source software projects.

Kouzan app relaunched: tracing the intangible

Most businesses, research institutions, and organizations rely heavily on an intangible asset: their employees’ knowledge. Despite its importance, little is known about where knowledge is found and how it is transmitted. The Kouzan app aims to change this by making knowledge flows visible and permanently recording them. For more than two years, a prototype of the Kouzan app has been running at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna and the Sony Computer Science Labs Paris. In this talk, we present our analysis and findings on knowledge transfer in these institutions. Furthermore, we will announce the next version of the application, which has undergone extensive rework. We are introducing a new social experiment with the relaunch of the application: Can we model how knowledge and ideas are created and transferred in our organizations?