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
  • Simon A. Levin is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 1964. His research interests are in understanding how macroscopic patterns and processes are maintained at the level of ecosystems and ...

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  • Ruth David is retired but remains active as an independent consultant while also serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences. She recently served a four-year term (2015-2019) as Foreign Secretary of the NAE, assuming the position after retiring from Analytic Services Inc. ...

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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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  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Wilcox is Vice President for Digital Futures at Lockheed Martin.  In this role he is responsible for the future-of-work portfolio and serves as the champion for catalyzing change across the Lockheed Martin enterprise. His team is chartered with building and casting the Lockheed Martin transformation vision and creating the ...

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  • R. Byron Pipes is Executive Director of the Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center of Purdue University.  He was elected to membership of the National Academy of Engineering (1987) and the Royal Society of Engineering Sciences of Sweden (1995). In 2018 at the 150th anniversary of the founding of engineering in the UK, he was awarded ...

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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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