WICI is pleased to announce that Mireille E. Broucke, Associate Professor with the University of Toronto, will be visiting the University of Waterloo for a WICI seminar on Monday, March 31st, 2014. All are welcome!
The seminar will be taking place from 2 to 4pm in room M3 2134. To read an abstract for [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Chris Bauch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph. 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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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, [...]Continue Reading →
Jukka-Pekka Onnela is Assistant Professor at the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard 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 [...]Continue Reading →
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. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
André Roy joined the University of Waterloo as Dean of the Faculty of Environment in August 2011. He obtained his Ph.D. in geography from the State University of New York (Buffalo) in 1981. He was a professor in the Département de Géographie of the Université de Montréal from 1982 [...]Continue Reading →
Marten Scheffer (1958) currently leads the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group at Wageningen University. He is interested in unraveling the mechanisms that determine the stability and resilience of complex systems.
Although much of his work has focused on the ecosystems of lakes, he has also worked with a range [...]Continue Reading →