Rick Quax was recently awarded a one-year fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Studies. As one of 9 appointed Fellows he will be responsible for building bridges between the many different disciplines that visit IAS with complex problems, such as financial complexity, (personalized) health and well-bring, and criminal networks. Fellows are also expected to pursue joint projects amongst themselves. Each Fellow is from a different background, including psychometry, humanities, and epidemiology. Rick’s background is informatics. His goal is to develop new theory for complex systems in general based on information theory, and apply them to different problems across the domains, which will then lead to new insights for his theory.