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 provide […]

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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 in […]

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Keith Hipel

On August 30, 2011 By

Keith Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo where he is Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group. He is President of the Academy of Science within the Royal Society of Canada, Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Fellow of the Balsillie School of […]

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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 in 1980 […]

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Dawn Parker

On August 30, 2011 By

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 […]

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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 Research on […]

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Frances Westley

On August 30, 2011 By

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 Studies at […]

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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 nationally and […]

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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 1990, he […]

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Eric Beinhocker

On August 30, 2011 By

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 an M.S. […]

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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 Professor […]

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Peter Deadman

On August 30, 2011 By

Peter Deadman is an Associate 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, climate change, […]

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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 is in […]

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Carl Folke

On August 30, 2011 By

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 Stockholm University’s […]

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Ian Goldin

On August 30, 2011 By

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 to being […]

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Matthew Hoffman

On August 30, 2011 By

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, and agent-based […]

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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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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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Tara Vinodrai

On August 30, 2011 By

Tara Vinodrai is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management as well as an Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program (EDP) at the University of Waterloo. She is interested in the geography of innovative activity, the dynamics of […]

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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 macro-level […]

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Speaker: Carla Gomes
Title: Computational Sustainability
Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Category: Non-WICI Event

Abstract:

Computational Sustainability is a new interdisciplinary research field with the overall goal of developing computational models, methods and tools to help manage the balance between environmental, economic and societal needs for a sustainable future. In this talk […]

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