Matteo Smerlak

On April 12, 2017 By

Matteo Smerlak studies the emergence of pattern in complex dynamical systems, most recently within the context of Darwinian evolution. His recent work has also explored the dynamics of economic inequalities, the quantification of resilience and the origin of scaling in biological growth. Given his background in gravitational physics, Matteo would also like to know […]

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Jon MacKay

On January 29, 2017 By

Jon MacKay (PhD, Waterloo) has worked as a software developer at BlackBerry, an economist in the microsimulation and modeling division of Statistics Canada and most recently as an academic researcher. His current research interests include examining how social, business and political landscape has changed due to the growing importance of technology sector. Methodologically, he makes […]

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Megan Bean

On February 2, 2015 By

Megan Bean works in adult education, primarily in teaching English as a second or other language. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the University of College Cork, Ireland; and a Masters in Education from the Open University, England. Her […]

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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 and […]

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Niall Douglas

On November 18, 2012 By

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 […]

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Bill Flanik

On October 27, 2011 By

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 […]

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Scott Heckbert

On June 6, 2014 By

Scott Heckbert is an Environmental Economist at Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Canada. Scott’s research applies environmental economics using simulation modelling of social-ecological systems. Research topics include ecosystem services assessments, economics of greenhouse gas mitigation, design of market-based instruments for environmental management, modelling the rise and fall of ancient societies, and simulating water quality […]

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Ilias Kotsireas

On May 28, 2015 By

Ilias Kotsireas received his undergraduate education at the University of Athens (Greece) and the Universite Paris 6 (France). He earned his PhD from the Universite Paris 6 in 1998 holding a 3-year scholarship from the Ministry of National Education. Subsequently he was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Western […]

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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, 2012), and […]

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Anthony Masys

On October 10, 2013 By

Anthony Masys is a Defence Scientist for the Department of National Defence, Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science. Assigned as Scientific Advisor to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Major Events and Protective Policing Division, Dr. Masys supported both the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and G8/G20 Summits. As a result of […]

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Sergey Melnik

On September 17, 2015 By

Dr. Sergey Melnik is a Research Fellow at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Limerick, Ireland.

His academic background is in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science (MSc’2003, Nayanova University, Russia), and he gained industrial experience as a Software Engineer before starting […]

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Matto Mildenberger

On October 31, 2011 By

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 […]

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Manjana Milkoreit

On March 14, 2012 By

Manjana Milkoreit is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative at ASU’s Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Her research focuses on the role of cognition in climate change politics, and more generally the way cognitive processes such as imagination or scientific knowledge impact the search for and implementation of solutions to […]

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David A. Petrie

On June 24, 2015 By

Dr. David A. Petrie, MD, FRCP is a Professor and the Head of the Dalhousie Department of Emergency Medicine and the Chief of the Central Zone, NSHA. After medical school at Dalhousie and an Internship in Ottawa he worked for two years in small towns in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Since his specialty training […]

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Stephen J. Purdey

On November 22, 2011 By

Stephen James Purdey is an International Relations (IR) specialist (PhD University of Toronto). His academic work focuses on the evolution of new forms of global governance to meet current socio-ecological challenges. Publications include “Economic Growth, the Environment and International Relations: The Growth Paradigm” (Routledge 2010) and “The Normative Root of the Climate Change […]

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Rob Robson

On July 20, 2015 By

Dr. Robson, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C) is the Principal Advisor for Healthcare System Safety and Accountability in Canada and recently served as the Chief Patient Safety Officer at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for six years.  After obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Factors and System Safety from Lund University in Sweden, he designed […]

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Sergio Rossi

On November 13, 2015 By

Sergio Rossi is an Associate Professor in the Département des Sciences Fondamentales, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada). Before joining Chicoutimi in 2007, he obtained a Master in Forest and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Forest Ecology at the Università di Padova (Italy). He was invited researcher at the INRA of Nancy […]

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Robert Spekkens

On December 14, 2011 By

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 […]

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Leah Stokes

On November 3, 2011 By

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 […]

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Shreyas Sundaram

On September 13, 2011 By

Shreyas Sundaram is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania from 2009 to […]

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William Sutherland, MD, is a general practice physician presently working in emergency medicine, general practice psychotherapy, and functional medicine. He is the innovator of the Complexity Medicine paradigm and the author of the upcoming book on the subject, Grand Rounds: Healing Wisdom for a Complex World. Complexity Medicine, by answering the call towards greater […]

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Isaac Tamblyn

On May 28, 2015 By

Isaac Tamblyn is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and holds a joint appointment with the National Research Council of Canada. Before joining UOIT, he conducted postdoctoral studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow). He earned his PhD in […]

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Mohamed A. Tawhid

On February 27, 2015 By

Mohamed A. Tawhid got  his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Currently, he is a full professor at Thompson Rivers University, BC Canada.

His research interests […]

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Edward W. Thommes

On April 4, 2013 By

Edward W. Thommes is a Health Outcomes Manager at GlaxoSmithKline Canada. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph researching multidisciplinary computational modeling under a NSERC Discovery Grant. He completed his PhD in Astrophysics at Queen’s University and was subsequently awarded the J.S. Plaskett […]

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Gerrit Van Wyk

On November 12, 2014 By

Gerrit Van Wyk completed an M Phil in the School of Engineering Management at the University of Cape Town in 1996, and an MBA at Henley Management College in 2000, and is currently practising as a specialist physician in Saskatchewan.

His research interest and writing is on soft systems thinking, the complexity of social […]

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John Whalley

On August 30, 2011 By

John Whalley is a William G. Davis Chair in International Trade and Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, and a Distinguished Fellow at CIGI. Professor Whalley received his PhD from Yale University (1973). In addition to his roles at CIGI and the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Whalley […]

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