Dr. Raissa D'Souza, Complexity Sciences Center, UC-Davis
Topic Area: Interdependent Networks and Network Failure
Date: April 2 and 3, 2015
Dr. Paul Kockelman, Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, Yale University
Topic Area: The Relation Between Computation & Interpretation
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.
Dr. Steven Shladover
Dr. 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