Professor David Lane directed a European Commission project on the Information Society as a Complex System, in which participated scientists from Imperial College, the Sorbonne, and the Santa Fe Institute as well as the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He is currently director of two European Commission projects: Innovation, Sustainability and ICT; and Emergence by Design. Both projects have partners from academia, technology companies and the world of social innovation. Among other awards, Lane received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986. He has also been elected a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Statistical Society and the American Statistical Society.