2001 Complex Systems Lecture Series


March 29 - 30, 2001
Dr. Donald Mikulecky, Virginia Commonwealth University
Topics: "The complexity of science and the science of complexity: How to survive in a self-referential world" and "If the Whole World is Complex, Why Bother?"

April 5 - 6, 2001
Dr. Stuart Kauffman, Santa Fe Institute
Topics: "Investigations: The physical nature of autonomous agents may answer the question, What is life?" and "Evolution and Co-Evolution on Rugged Fitness Landscapes"

April 27 - 28, 2001
Dr. John Holland, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Topics: "Building Blocks, Genetic Algorithms, and Innovation" and "Recent Advances in Genetic Algorithms"

May 8 - 9, 2001
Dr. Michael Lissack, Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence
Topics: "Complexity and Coherence" and "Coherence, Complexity, and Jenson's Inequality"



2001 Seminars

March 16
Dr. Kenrick Mock, UAA Mathematics Department
Artificial Intelligence: Is your computer alive?

March 23
Dr. Jim Pantaleone, UAA Physics Department
Fixed Points

April 20
Dr. John Beebee, UAA Mathematics Department
Randomness

October 5
Dr. Oliver Hedgepeth, UAA School of Engineering
The Study and Implementation of Complex Systems in Business and Engineering

November 2
Dr. Greg Protasel, UAA College of Business and Public Policy
Managing Businesses Through the Use of Complexity

December 7
Dr. Mary Logan, UAA School of Nursing
Incorporating Multi-Agent Modeling Into Healthcare Policy