Engineering Complex Systems - Agenda

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Thursday, May 7

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Introduction and Welcome, Rob Axtell, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, GMU, Chris Wood, Santa Fe Institute, and Matt Koehler, The MITRE Corporation
9:00 am Complexity in the National Airspace System, Michele Merkle, Federal Aviation Administration
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Complex Systems Engineering: A Telecommunications Perspective, Barry Menich, Nokia
11:30 am Is the Power Grid Complex, or Just Complicated?, Seth Blumsack, Penn State University
12:30 am Lunch
1:30 pm Software and Complexity, John Knight, University of Virginia
2:30 pm Modeling Rates of Technological Improvement, Jessika Trancik, MIT and Santa Fe Institute
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Doomsday Machines: United Flight 232 and a Few Questions About Complex Technology, Laurence Gonzales, SFI Journalism Fellow, and Author of "Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival"
5:00 pm Discussion/Final Thoughts
5:30 pm Adjourn