You’re invited to a seminar with Sérgio Pequito on Monday, April 28th, 2014! The seminar will be held in EIT-3142 from 3pm-4:30pm.

The title of the lecture is A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Large-Scale Systems – the abstract and speaker biography are below. Hope to see you there!

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Marcin Jakubowski, the founder of Open Source Ecology, will be visiting the University of Waterloo on Thursday, May 15th at 6pm to give his talk, entitled “Open Source Ecology: Towards the Open Source Economy”.

To read more about his upcoming talk, or to register, please visit the event page Continue Reading

Speaker: Marcin Jakubowski, Ph.D.
Title: Open Source Ecology: Towards the Open Source Economy
Date: Thursday, May 15th at 6pm-8pm

A video of the presentation can be found below.

 

Abstract:

Where consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Open, collaborative [...]

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Communitech DATA.BASE, a program funded by FedDev Ontario, Communitech and industry collaborators, was established to develop leading-edge initiatives related to the data services market in southern Ontario. DATA.BASE explores innovative ways to gather, transfer, analyze, fuse and visualize data in various vertical markets.

To continue the [...]

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WICI core member and director Dawn Parker has received new grant funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) via the Digging into Data Challenge (DiD). Read all about the technical elements of this research, and find out about related workshops, here.

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The fifth installment of the CCC Briefs, titled, What is Power in the Global Climate Negotiations?, is now available here.

What does it mean to be powerful in the UNFCCC process and who holds the most power? Different definitions of power can result in very different assessments, leading and possibly misleading the [...]

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Glenn Smith

On December 27, 2011 By

Glenn Smith, P.Eng., is a University of Waterloo Engineering graduate. In his role as Director, Project Management at Communitech, Glenn draws on 20+ years of experience in broad business and technology development and commercialization with two University of Waterloo spin-off companies (Advanced Scientific Computing, Biomedical Photometrics), Institute National d’Optique (INO), [...]

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Clayton Dasilva

On October 29, 2011 By

Clayton Dasilva is an MA graduate from the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on the nexus between energy, society and environmental sustainability, in particular the political-economy of innovation in the energy sector. Clay’s M.A. Thesis explored the history of energy transitions, especially [...]

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Milton Friesen

On September 6, 2011 By

Milton Friesen’s work includes serving on the executive team of Cardus, a public policy think tank, in addition to pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. He has had diverse leadership and research experience that includes local and national non-profit contexts, elected municipal service, corporate communications [...]

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Sami Houry

On October 20, 2012 By

Sami Houry is a senior research officer and project manager with the Office of Institutional Studies at Athabasca University. He holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Toronto (1997), an MBA from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2000), and a Certified Marketing Research Professional designation from the Marketing Research and [...]

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John Lang

On December 4, 2012 By

John Lang is currently completing a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Hans De Sterck. His work entails studying how mathematical modelling of human interaction and decision making over social networks might provide insight into the development and evolution of social [...]

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Michael Lawrence

On October 25, 2011 By

Michael Lawrence’s work applies concepts from the complexity science literature to the study of conflict and security. He focuses on the relationship between conflict, insecurity and development, particularly on the ways in which armed violence generates complex patterns of social organization. Michael’s M.A. Thesis used thermodynamics and complex adaptive systems theory to [...]

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Matto Mildenberger

On October 31, 2011 By

Matto Mildenberger is a PhD student at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A political scientist by training, Matto studies how ideology and emotions shape political bargains over climate policy. His work also focuses on the applications of complex systems theory to political science and environmental policy. Matto previously [...]

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Kirsten Robinson

On August 30, 2011 By

Kirsten Robinson is an award-winning systems design engineer and designer. She worked on Governor General Award winning architect Phillip Beesley’s Hylozoic Soil team to create responsive architectures that were shown across Canada and at the Venice Biennial. As an engineer, she has worked in robotics and electrical engineering creating ethanol from waste [...]

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Leah Stokes

On November 3, 2011 By

Leah Stokes is a PhD student in Environmental Policy & Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her research focuses on the politics of renewable energy policy and the use of science in international environmental negotiations. Leah previously completed an MPA (Environmental Science & [...]

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Ola Tjornbo

On August 30, 2011 By

Ola Tjornbo completed his undergraduate degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic history and literature at Peterhouse Cambridge. He then worked in farming and the wine industry before returning to university in 2006 in Stockholm. At Stockholm he continued to explore the relationship between man and nature in his MSci [...]

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Chris Bauch

On September 18, 2012 By

Chris Bauch is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics. Examples of [...]

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Keith Hipel

On August 30, 2011 By

Keith Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering and Coordinator  of the Conflict Analysis Group at the University of Waterloo. He is Senior Fellow at  the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Vice President of the  Canadian Academy of Sciences.

Keith enjoys teaching and is a recipient of the  [...]

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Thomas Homer-Dixon

On August 30, 2011 By

Thomas Homer-Dixon, WICI Founding Director, currently serving as Associate Director,  is the CIGI Chair in Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and Professor in Faculties of Environment and Arts at the University of Waterloo. He received his B.A. in political science from Carleton University [...]

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Dawn Parker

On August 30, 2011 By

Dawn Parker WICI Director, is Associate Professor in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research focuses on the development of fine-scale models that link the drivers of land-use change and their socioeconomic and ecological impacts, with completed and ongoing projects on organic agriculture in [...]

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Stephen Quilley

On October 21, 2011 By

Stephen Quilley, WICI Director of Development, is an Associate Professor in Social Innovation Generation and the Department of Environment and Resource Studies in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. Steve is technically a sociologist, having worked previously at University College Dublin (1999-2005) and the ESRC Centre for [...]

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Lee Smolin

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Lee Smolin is a founding member and research physicist at the Perimeter Institute  For Theoretical Physics. Professor Smolin received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in  1979 from Harvard University, and held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Institute for Theoretical Physics (now Kavli Institute for [...]

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Shreyas Sundaram

On September 13, 2011 By

Shreyas Sundaram , WICI Research Node Coordinator, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania [...]

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Paul Thagard

On August 30, 2011 By

Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy, with cross appointment to Psychology and  Computer Science, Director of the Cognitive Science Program, and University  Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. He is a graduate of the Universities of  Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph. D. in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in  computer science).

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Mark Weber

On August 30, 2011 By

Mark Weber’s research interests include cooperation, trust, the social facilitation of leadership, negotiations, the role of values in decision-making, and social and organizational identity processes. Although his research focuses on social psychology in organizations and systems, he also has a special interest in how micro-level processes drive meso- and [...]

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Frances Westley

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Frances Westley is JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at University of  Waterloo, where she heads up Social Innovation Generation (SiG), a national initiative designed to build capacity for social innovation in Canada.

Before joining University of Waterloo in 2007 she was Director of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental [...]

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Madhur Anand

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Madhur Anand, an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, is an ecologist with broad research interests in natural and human-induced changes in terrestrial ecosystems at local and global scales and their implications for sustainability. She has a particular interest and expertise [...]

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Brian Arthur

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W. Brian Arthur is an External Faculty Member at the Santa Fe Institute and Visiting Researcher in the Intelligent Systems Lab at PARC (formerly Xerox Parc). He holds a Ph.D. from Berkeley in Operations Research, and has other degrees in economics, engineering and mathematics. From 1983 to 1996 [...]

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Rob Axtell

On August 30, 2011 By

Rob Axtell is Department Chair of the new Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C. USA) and a founding member of the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics there. He holds an interdisciplinary [...]

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Yaneer Bar-Yam

On August 30, 2011 By

Yaneer Bar-Yam is Founding President of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his SB and PhD in physics from MIT in 1978 and 1984, respectively. He has been engaged in the education of complex systems concepts to academic, executive and professional audiences with over 2,000 graduates of his courses [...]

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Mike Batty

On August 30, 2011 By

Mike Batty is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London where he directs the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). From 1990 to 1995, he was Director of the NSF National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) in the State University of New York at Buffalo.

From 1979 until [...]

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Eric Beinhocker

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Eric Beinhocker is the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s INET@Oxford research program (Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford), a member of the Said Business School at Oxford, and a Visiting Professor of Economics at Central European University. He has a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and [...]

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Dong Eui Chang

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Dong Eui Chang received the B.S. degree in control and instrumentation engineering and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering, both from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in control and dynamical systems from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 2002. He is [...]

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Neil Craik

On August 30, 2011 By

Neil Craik is Acting Director (2011) and an Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches and researches in the fields of Canadian and international environmental law. Prior to his appointment at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Craik was an Associate [...]

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Monica Cojocaru

On August 7, 2012 By

Monica Cojocaru is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics & Statistics Department at the University of Guelph. She completed her BSc and MSc in Mathematics at the University of Bucharest (Romania) and her PhD in Mathematics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the [...]

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Peter Deadman

On August 30, 2011 By

Peter Deadman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

His current research interests are focused on geographic information systems, modelling and simulation, watershed management, deforestation, [...]

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Hans De Sterck

On November 27, 2012 By

Hans De Sterck is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. His area of research is computational mathematics and scientific computing, with applications to problems in science, engineering and technology. A recent research focus is to develop models and algorithms for graph [...]

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Niall Douglas

On November 18, 2012 By

Niall Douglas is Senior Software Developer in Platform Development at Research In Motion Waterloo, formerly lecturing in Business and Economics and serving on ISO as national representative. He holds two undergraduate degrees, one majoring in Software Engineering from the University of Hull (2000), the other double majoring in Economics and Management from the [...]

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Claude Dugay

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Claude Dugay is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Waterloo. Prior to returning to Waterloo in fall 2006, he held faculty positions with the University of Ottawa (1989-1996), Université Laval (1996-2002), and the University [...]

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J Doyne Farmer

On August 30, 2011 By

J. Doyne Farmer co-directs the programme on complexity economics, which is part of the INET@Oxford research institute. Farmer arrived in Autumn 2012 from the Santa Fe Institute.

He has broad interests in complex systems, and has done research in dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology. His main interest [...]

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Bill Flanik

On October 27, 2011 By

A native of Virginia, Bill Flanik recently earned a doctorate in International Relations at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published in Foreign Policy Analysis on the contribution of conceptual metaphor theory to the study of foreign policy. His dissertation research explored the role of conceptual metaphor in the legitimation of U.S. [...]

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Carl Folke

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Carl Folke  is Science Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, one of the collaborating partners of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He served as Deputy Director of the Beijer Institute 1991-1996 and Director of [...]

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George Francis

On August 30, 2011 By

George Francis is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo where he was originally appointed as its first Chairperson in 1970. His original academic degrees were an Honours BA in Biology, University of Toronto, an MA in Zoology (Ecology), University [...]

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Ian Goldin

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Ian Goldin took up his current position as Director of the Oxford Martin School in September 2006. He has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford. In addition [...]

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Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the George Washington University. His research and teaching interests include global governance, climate change politics, complexity theory, [...]

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Ed Jernigan

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Ed Jernigan is a professor and former chair of the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He joined Waterloo in 1976 after completing his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and PhD degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

His research focuses on developing quantitative models of both [...]

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Stuart Kauffman

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Stuart Kauffman graduated from Dartmouth in 1960, was awarded the BA (Hons) by Oxford University in 1963, and completed a medical degree (M.D.) at the University of California, San Francisco in 1968. After completing his residency in Emergency Medicine, he moved into developmental genetics of the fruitfly, holding appointments first [...]

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Eric Lambin

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Eric Lambin is a George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment. He is affiliated with the Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University. He received his Baccalaureate, Master in Sciences and PhD in Sciences, from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

His research is [...]

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Hassan Masum

On October 21, 2011 By

Hassan Masum is a policy and technology strategist. He was a team leader in the Ethical, Social, and Cultural Program for the international Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, and has worked as an engineer, scientist, foresight specialist, consultant, and global health innovator.

Hassan co-edited The Reputation Society (MIT Press, [...]

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Dan McCarthy

On August 30, 2011 By

Dan McCarthy is a faculty member with Social Innovation Generation, the Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience as well as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. His interdisciplinary academic background has focused on exploring the utility of complex systems-based approaches to understanding and intervening in [...]

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Paul McDonald

On August 30, 2011 By

Paul McDonald is a Professor of Health Studies and Director of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Behaviour from the University of Waterloo and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. McDonald has [...]

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John McLevey

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John McLevey is an Assistant Professor in Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo, with cross-appointments to Sociology and Legal Studies, and Environment and Resource Studies. He has a PhD (2013) in Sociology from McMaster University.

His current research uses network analysis to examine (1) how cross-sectoral collaborations shape the development [...]

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Manjana Milkoreit

On March 14, 2012 By

Manjana Milkoreit is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Her research concerns various governance challenges at the science-policy and science-society interfaces that impact the search for cooperative solutions to climate change. These challenges include the use of scientific knowledge – especially concerning climate tipping [...]

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Steve Mock

On August 30, 2011 By

Steven Mock is co-lead researcher at the Ideational Conflict Project of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario. He completed his Ph.D. in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009. He is a former chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and [...]

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Michele-Lee Moore

On August 30, 2011 By

Michele-Lee Moore is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She received her PhD from Wilfred Laurier University, after which she worked with the Ministry of Environment, Water Stewardship Division, developing safe and sustainable water and watersheds in the province.

Her research interests are in [...]

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Michael Neilsen

On March 16, 2012 By

Michael Nielsen is one of the pioneers of quantum computation. He was educated at the University of Queensland, and as a Fulbright Scholar in the group of Carl Caves at the University of New Mexico. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, at Caltech as the Richard Chace Tolman Prize Fellow, [...]

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Jukka-Pekka Onnela

On June 19, 2012 By

Jukka-Pekka Onnela is Assistant Professor at the Department of BiostatisticsHarvard School of Public HealthHarvard University. He obtained his doctorate at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in 2006, where his dissertation received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the university. Prior [...]

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Stephen J. Purdey

On November 22, 2011 By

Stephen J. Purdey received his PhD in International Relations from the University of Toronto in 2007, and is the author of Economic Growth, the Environment and International Relations: The Growth Paradigm (Routledge 2010). This work explores the origins and environmental impact of the ubiquitous political commitment to economic growth. Dr. [...]

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Felix Reed-Tsochas

On March 16, 2012 By

Felix Reed-Tsochas is James Martin Lecturer in Complex Systems at the Saïd Business School, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity, and a Fellow of Green Templeton College.

Felix is also a founding Co-Director of the CABDyN Complexity Centre, where CABDyN   stands for Complex Agent-Based Dynamic Networks. CABDyN was [...]

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Derek Robinson

On May 7, 2012 By

Derek Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo. His research interests lie at the center of land use, land management, and the carbon cycle. He uses agent-based modelling as an approach to integrate GIS, ecological, and human decision-making models to evaluate [...]

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