The Cline Center welcomes graduate students to a small group session with Prof. Scott E Page, who is giving the 2017 Linowes Lecture. Page is the Director of the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems, and Professor of Political Science and Economics.
One of the world’s foremost experts on complexity theory, decision science, and modeling heterogeneous social systems, Page’s book “The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies” has more than 2000 Google Scholar Citations. In addition to political science and economics, his scholarly work—which utilizes agent-based models, game theory, as well as statistical techniques—encompasses an array of disciplines including physics, computer science, management, urban planning, geography, and public policy.
The session is scheduled for Wednesday 11AM-12PM in 115 David Kinley Hall. Interested students can RSVP using this online form, and also use it to let us know if they are seeking an opportunity for a one-on-one meeting. We do our best to accommodate meeting requests for graduate students with relevant research interests. Questions or more detailed requests should be directed to Dan Shalmon at the Cline Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a moderated discussion as well as an open Q & A. Some topics in his work of interest to engineering scholars include: modeling complex, heterogeneous and path-dependent systems, theories of decision-making under uncertainty, agent-based systems, and the consequences of strategic information-seeking in formal models. In past years, some of the most interesting discussions have been about broad topics—the origins of important ideas, paths to success in and outside of academia, etc. We think Page’s perspective on these issues will be particularly interesting, since he has impressive achievements in multiple disciplines and also is a public intellectual—he gives TED Talks and works as a consultant for businesses (including Motorola, Sandvik, and Google) the government and non-profits,
The lecture itself is free and open to all — it is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30PM in 213 Gregory Hall. You’ll be able to find all the event details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClineCenterforDemocracy