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William B. Rouse is Research Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, as well as Senior Fellow in the office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Principal at Curis Meditor, a firm focused on the health of people, processes, organizations, and society. His research focuses on mathematical and computational modeling for policy design and analysis in complex public-private systems, with particular emphasis on healthcare, education, and transportation. Recent books include Computing Possible Futures, Universities as Complex Enterprises, Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprises, and Understanding and Managing the Complexity of Healthcare. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of IEEE, INCOSE, INFORMS, and HFES. Rouse received his B.S. from the University of Rhode Island, and his S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT.