Fall 2014 Lecture Series          Spring 2015 Lecture Series


Upcoming Lectures

Dr. Raissa D'Souza

Dr. Raissa D'Souza, Complexity Sciences Center, UC-Davis

Topic Area:  Interdependent Networks and Network Failure
She has just received a multi-million dollar grant to study this.  

Date:  April 2 and 3, 2015     


Dr. Paul KockelmanDr. Paul Kockelman, Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, Yale University

Topic Area:  The Relation Between Computation & Interpretation
His research interests cover a wide range of fields.

Date:  April 16 and 17, 2015                    

Please plan ahead to attend these lectures, and tell your peers of this opportunity.  If they don't know what complex systems are, invite them to attend one of these lectures to see the breadth, depth, and elegance of the field.  


Dr. Daniel M. Kammen


Dr. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), co-director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Dr. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1999. The IPCC shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard.

Lecture 1
The System is the Solution: Energy Options for the 21st Century
Date:  Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:   7:00 PM
Where:  Rasmuson Hall, Room 101 

Lecture 2
A Systems Science for Sustainable Energy
Date:  Friday, February 6, 2015
Time:  12:00 PM
Where:  ADM, Room 143A 


Dr. Steven Shladover

Dr. Steven ShladoverDr. Steven Shladover has been researching road vehicle automation systems for forty years, beginning with his masters and doctoral theses at M.I.T.  He is the Program Manager, Mobility at the California PATH Program of the Institute of Transportation Studies of the University of California at Berkeley.  He led PATH's pioneering research on automated highway systems, and has continued research on fully and partially automated vehicle systems since then.  His target applications have included cooperative adaptive cruise control, automated truck platoons, automated buses and fully-automated vehicles in an automated highway system.

Road Vehicle Automation:  History, Opportunities, and Challenges
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Rasmuson Hall, Room 110