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 here. […]Continue Reading →
Speaker: Marcin Jakubowski, Ph.D.
Title: Open Source Ecology: Towards the Open Source Economy
Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 6pm-8pm
A video of the presentation can be found below.
Where consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Open, collaborative […]Continue Reading →
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 development and growth […]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 →
Clay Dasilva is currently a PhD student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, having also obtained his Master of Arts there in 2012. His research broadly focuses on the interactions between society, technology and ecology, in particular the governance of innovations that permit the decoupling of […]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 →
Madhur Anand, WICI Director and 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 in complex […]Continue Reading →
Dawn Parker 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 California’s Central Valley, timber […]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 Ph.D. from […]Continue Reading →
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 currently […]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 Centre […]Continue Reading →
Niall Douglas is Principal Architect in Boost C++ libraries at MaidSafe, a secure distributed anonymous cryptocurrency driven cloud storage startup, formerly with BlackBerry’s Platform Development group on the UW campus. 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 University of St. Andrews […]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 of Alaska […]Continue Reading →
B.A. (Political Science), Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002; Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Toronto, 2013. Dr. Flanik is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado Mesa University, where he teaches a broad range of courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Technology Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. His research and teaching interests are in […]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 at the […]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 in the […]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 linked social, […]Continue Reading →
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 of […]Continue Reading →
Matto Mildenberger is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses on comparative climate policy and dynamics of public climate and energy opinions. Matto’s work explores, in part, the applications of complex systems theory to political science and environmental policy analysis. He has a […]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 to joining Biostatistics, he […]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 launched in 2003 to […]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 to integrate GIS, ecological, and human decision-making models to evaluate the effects of socio-economic […]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 of scientists […]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 Theoretical Physics) […]Continue Reading →
Robert Spekkens is a theoretical physicist who works on the foundations of quantum theory. He attended McGill University, pursuing a joint program in Physics and Philosophy and then completed an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the University of Toronto. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical […]Continue Reading →
Leah Stokes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She completed her PhD in Public Policy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning Environmental Policy & Planning group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also received a masters from […]Continue Reading →
Leigh Tesfatsion is a Professor of Economics, Mathematics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Department of Economics, Iowa State University. She received her Ph.D. degree in economics, with a minor supporting program in mathematics, from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1975.
Her current research focuses on Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE), the […]Continue Reading →
Jan Wouter Vasbinder (1945) is founding president of the Institute Para Limes, which he initiated in 2003. He moved to Singapore in August 2011 to become director of the Complexity Program at the Nanyang Technological University at Singapore. Vasbinder studied physics at the Technical University of Delft (1972). He started his […]Continue Reading →