The Complexity of the Patent System Speakers

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March 12 – 14, 2018
Santa Fe Institute

David Krakauer
Santa Fe Institute, President and William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems


David’s research explores the evolution of intelligence on earth. This includes studying the evolution of genetic, neural, linguistic, social and cultural mechanisms supporting memory and information processing, and exploring their shared properties. He served as the founding Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the Co-Director of the Center for Complexity and Collective Computation, and Professor of mathematical genetics all at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. David has been a visiting fellow at the Genomics Frontiers Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a Sage Fellow at the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of Santa Barbara, a long-term Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and visiting Professor of Evolution at Princeton University. In 2012 Dr. Krakauer was included in the Wired Magazine Smart List as one of 50 people "who will change the World.” In 2016 Krakauer was included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s visionary Leaders advancing global research and business.

Deborah Strumsky
School of Sustainability and School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University


Deborah Strumsky is an assistant professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. Her research has focused on the study of innovation, invention and technological change, and their relationship to economic growth. Her more recent work has explored technological change in renewable energy systems. She has several longstanding collaborations with researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and a background in complex adaptive systems.

Simon Dedeo
Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University; External Faculty, Santa Fe Institute


Computational Social Science, Digital History, Decision Theory

Mirta Galesic
Professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute


Social Learning, understanding, and coping with uncertainty.

Zorina Khan
Department of Economics, Bowdoin College


One of the foremost historians of the patenting system in the U.S.

Jan Youtie
School of Public Policy and Director of Policy Research Services and Principal Research Associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology


Jan was a leading member of a research team which developed a set of techniques and concepts, now standard in patent analysis, for detecting "emerging technologies" using patent data.

Alan Marco
School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology


Alan was the second person to hold the position of Chief Economist of the U.S. Patent Office, a position he held until August of this year.

James Evans
Department of Sociology; Director, Knowledge Lab; Program in Computational Social Sciences, University of Chicago


Foremost expert on collective cognition and learning.

Hyejin Youn
Management & Organizations program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Expert on the combinatorics of invention, and computational social science.

Jose Lobo
School of Sustainability, ASU–Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, Arizona State University


Colleen Chien
Santa Clara University School of Law


Bio forthcoming.

Brian Hinman
Former Chief IP Officer at Phillips, IBM, Verizon, and Interdigital


Bio forthcoming.