Our 2002 Events


The Complex Systems Group was a proud co-sponsor of Emergence in Chemical Systems, an international conference focusing on chemical patterns formation, nonlinear chemical networks and the origin of life.

The conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska, from June 20 to June 22, 2002. Attendees and presenters were world-renown scientists from eight countries. Proceedings are currently being reviewed and will be published in early 2003. Please contact Dr. Jerzy Maselko, Chair of UAA's Department of Chemistry, at your earliest convenience should you require additional information. You may reach Dr. Maselko via email at afjm1@uaa.alaska.edu or by telephone at 907.786.4697.

2002 Complex Systems Lecture Series

April 4 - 5, 2002
Dr. Julian Palmore, University of Illinois--Champaign
Topics: "Three paradigms: chaos, complexity, and computability" and "Computation of chaos, complexity, and computability with applications to real world problems"

April 11 - 12, 2002
Dr. James Kennedy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington DC

Topics: "Selective imitation: social interaction as information processing" and "The particle swarm algorithm: discoveries, investigations, and new frontiers"

April 18 - 19, 2002
Dr. Ricard Solé, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and Santa Fe Institute
Topics: "Extinction and chaos in large-scale biosphere dynamics" and "Complex networks: from the Internet to the genome"

2002 Seminars

January 11
Dr. David Hoffman, UAA IT Services
The Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems

February 1
Dr. Guy Robinson, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
Complexity and Computing Reality

February 15
Dr. Kim Peterson, UAA Department of Biology
An Introduction to Complex Systems

March 1
Dr. Kenrick Mock, UAA Department of Mathematics
An Introduction to Multi-Agent Simulation of Complex Systems via Swarm

March 8
Dr. Joel Reynolds, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Multiple Output Methods of Inference for Simulation Models with Forestry and Medical Applications

March 15
Dr. Jim Pantaleone, UAA Department of Physics
"Synchronization"

September 25
Dr. Randy Gimblett, University of Arizona at Tuscon
"Intelligent Agents to Simulate Recreation Behavior in Complex Environments"

November 12
Dr. Robert Savit, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
"If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?"