Complex Systems Symposium
Held on November 6, 2009
at Thayer School of Engineering
Complex systems are systems involving large numbers of interacting cyber/mechanical/human entities or "agents." This symposium described the role of engineering sciences in complex systems with societal impact and explored the key challenges that arise from engineering networks of collaborative agents.
Videos of this event are posted on the program page.
Three main themes were addressed:
- Keynote speaker: Duncan Watts, Yahoo! Inc., "Using the Web to Study Social Networks"
- Focus: social networks, cooperative multi-agent groups, sensor networks for monitoring an environment, distributed robotic networks, and cyber-enabled intelligent transportation systems.
- Keynote speaker: George Conrades, Executive Chairman, Akamai Technologies, "Commercializing Complex Systems in the Marketplace"
- Focus: all aspects of computer, network, and information security and public policy issues related to security and privacy.
- Keynote speaker: John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc., "The eBay Story"
- Focus: the role of information technology & science (ITS) in business from design to management, operations, and scheduling issues.
For more information, contact Professor Reza Olfati-Saber.