Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems: A Virtual Convocation

Meeting in Progress
Details
April
28
2020
to
April
28
2020
April 28, 2020 AT 09:16 AM
Virtual
Schedule
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
  • 09:45 AM To 09:52 AM
    President's Welcome
  • 09:52 AM To 10:00 AM
    Introduction to FOCUS
  • 10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
    Block I: Relearning from Complexity
  • 10:45 AM To 11:15 AM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 11:15 AM To 12:00 PM
    Block II: Recursive Systems of Systems
  • 12:00 PM To 12:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 12:30 PM To 12:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks I and II)
  • 12:45 PM To 01:00 PM
    Virtual Break
  • 01:00 PM To 01:45 PM
    Block III: Communicating Complexity
  • 01:45 PM To 02:15 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 02:15 PM To 03:00 PM
    Block IV: Capabilities and Competencies for Systems Integration
  • 03:00 PM To 03:30 PM
    Comments and Discussion
  • 03:30 PM To 03:45 PM
    Synthesis, Reflections, and Opportunities (Blocks III and IV)
  • 04:00 PM To 04:00 PM
    Adjourn
Speakers
  • Guru Madhavan
    National Academy of Engineering

    Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering, where he is also founding director of the Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS) program. He has served as a technical advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the European Union Malaria Fund. ...

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  • Dr. Douglas Melton is an electrical engineer, an engineering educator and researcher, and an advocate for the intentional development of an entrepreneurial mindset and character in engineering graduates because they are critical contributors to the U.S. workforce and economy, and their contributions can have profound societal impact. Since 2012, ...

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  • Monty Alger is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Penn State and 2020 President of the AIChE.  Prior to Penn State, Monty held positions as Senior Vice President for Research Myriant, LLC.  Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.  He spent 23 years at General Electric (GE) where he led ...

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  • Darryl Farber is a professor in the College of Engineering and the School of International Affairs at Penn State University.  His scholarship focuses on strategic foresight and analysis of sociotechnical, engineering systems for interdependent critical infrastructure.  He serves on the editorial board of Systems Engineering journal and ...

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  • Dr. Marie-Elisabeth Paté-Cornell is a Professor and the Founding Chairman of the Management Science and Engineering department at Stanford. Her specialty is engineering risk analysis, with applications to complex systems (space, medical, offshore platforms, cyber security, nuclear, etc.). She is a member of the National Academy of ...

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At-a-Glance

Join the virtual NAE Convocation of Professional Engineering Societies on April 28, 2020. Distinguished speakers from industry, universities, government, and nongovernmental organizations will discuss contemporary societal challenges that could benefit from a complex systems engineering mindset and consider approaches to advance our collective capabilities and competencies, from engineering practice to education and policy. The discussions are expected to inform a new NAE initiative under development entitled Forum on Complex Unifiable Systems (FOCUS)

Sponsors:
Dassault Systemes
United Engineering Foundation.

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