Milton Friesen’s work includes serving on the executive team of Cardus, a public policy think tank, in addition to pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. He has had diverse leadership and research experience that includes local and national non-profit contexts, elected municipal service, corporate communications [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Manjana Milkoreit is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo. She received her law degree from the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and graduated with a Masters of Public Policy as McCloy Scholar from the Harvard Kennedy School. Her research at Harvard [...]Continue Reading →
Kirsten Robinson is an award-winning systems design engineer and designer. She worked on Governor General Award winning architect Phillip Beesley’s Hylozoic Soil team to create responsive architectures that were shown across Canada and at the Venice Biennial. As an engineer, she has worked in robotics and electrical engineering creating ethanol from waste [...]Continue Reading →
Leah Stokes is a PhD student in Environmental Policy & Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her research focuses on the politics of renewable energy policy and the use of science in international environmental negotiations. Leah previously completed an MPA (Environmental Science & [...]Continue Reading →
Keith Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering and Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group at the University of Waterloo. He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Vice President of the Canadian Academy of Sciences.
Keith enjoys teaching and is a recipient of the [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy, with cross appointment to Psychology and Computer Science, Director of the Cognitive Science Program, and University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. He is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan, Cambridge, Toronto (Ph. D. in philosophy) and Michigan (M.S. in computer science).
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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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
A native of Virginia, Bill Flanik recently earned a doctorate in International Relations at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has published in Foreign Policy Analysis on the contribution of conceptual metaphor theory to the study of foreign policy. His dissertation research explored the role of conceptual metaphor in the legitimation of U.S. [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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, [...]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 →
Michele-Lee Moore is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She received her PhD from Wilfred Laurier University, after which she worked with the Ministry of Environment, Water Stewardship Division, developing safe and sustainable water and watersheds in the province.
Her research interests are in [...]Continue Reading →
Mark Tovey is the Lead Researcher for a team developing simulations and visualizations to allow policy-makers to make better decisions (at SiG@Waterloo) and is a Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). Mark edited Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EIN Press, 2008), he is [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On November 23, 2011 By marialegault
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
The study of Complex Networks (CN), that is, unstructured graphs, has originated in the 1970s in sociological research and has since been applied [...]Continue Reading →