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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Madhur Anand

On March 9, 2012 By

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 […]

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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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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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Brian Arthur

On August 30, 2011 By

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 he was Morrison […]

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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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Ed Jernigan

On August 30, 2011 By

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 image formation […]

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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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Sergey Melnik

On September 17, 2015 By

Dr. Sergey Melnik is a Research Fellow at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (www.MACSI.ul.ie), 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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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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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: Sasha Gutfraind (University of Texas at Austin)
Title: Crime and Terror: Mathematical Exploration and Modeling of Dark Networks
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Category: Non-WICI Event

Abstract:

The study of Complex Networks (CN), that is, unstructured graphs, has originated in the 1970s in sociological research and has since been applied […]

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