Fall 2014 Lecture Series


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.

Topic Area:  Road Vehicle Automation: History, Opportunities, and Challenges
Date:  September 30, 2014


Upcoming Lectures

At the moment, we have three outstanding world-class researchers coming to UAA in the Spring semester as part of the Complex Systems Lecture Series:

Dr. Daniel Kammen
Dr. Daniel Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy, UC-Berkeley

Topic Area:  Renewable Energy
He is currently consulting with clients in rural Alaska.

Date:  February 5 and 6, 2015  



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 Kockelman
Dr. 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.