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Lectures 2006-2007

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Dean's Office of the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. Lectures are free and open to the public.

  • 4-12-07: Dr. John Crittenden (Richard Snell Presidential Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University) spoke on complex systems analysis and the development of a metamodel for more informed sustainable urban development.
  • 10-19-06: Dr. Jim Spohrer (Director, Almaden Services Research, IBM Corporation) provided a brief overview of IBM Research then detailed IBM's efforts to help establish academic programs that focus on services science, management and engineering (SSME).
  • 9-13-06: Dr. Julio M. Ottino (Dean, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University) spoke on engineering complex systems. See lecture slides.

CEMS Lectures

  • 11-13-06: Dr. Jordan Pollack (Professor of Computer Science, Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University) has been working on electronic and software systems that can learn and develop on their own in open-ended , innovative ways. Find out more...
  • 11-6-06: Dr. Aarne Vesilind (Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bucknell University) traced the evolution of engineering through biographical sketches of some famous (and some notorious) engineers, closing with examples of how some engineers have chosen to devote their careers to peace engineering. Read a short biography.