Center for Complex Systems & Enterprises - Launch Event

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:00 pm

Location: Babbio Center 122

Join us at Stevens on Tuesday, December 11th for a colloquium on Complex Systems and Enterprises.  This key area of research and study will be discussed with a number of thought leaders from Industry, Government, and Academia.  We will also be launching a new Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at Stevens.  


This transdisciplinary Center will mobilize the research vision, experience, talent, creativity and capabilities across Stevens and our many collaborators.  These collaborations will foster new research and education in systems science and engineering to enable deep understanding of complexity and create innovative approaches to managing complexity.  Results will include powerful technologies, tools and solutions to address complex issues in the domains of healthcare delivery, sustainable energy, financial systems, and national security.  The founding director of this center is Professor William Rouse.


The research colloquium will begin at 1pm on December 11, and conclude at 8pm, on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, New Jersey.

  • 1:00-2:30 PM: Symposium on Complex Systems and Enterprises, with presentations on healthcare delivery, sustainable energy, financial systems, and national security
  • 2:30-4:15 PM: Tours of Stevens research laboratories and facilities for healthcare delivery, sustainable energy, financial systems, and national security
  • 4:30-5:45 PM: Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair Lecture by William B. Rouse
  • 6:00-6:30 PM: Reception
  • 6:30-8:00 PM: Creativity and Complexity – Conveyed through Philosophy, Music, and the Arts by Dean Lisa Dolling and her faculty


Dr. William Rouse joins Stevens as the newly appointed Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair in Economics of Engineering at School of Systems & Enterprises and has been selected as the Center's inaugural Director.  Rouse is the Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.  He was also founding Executive Director of the university-wide Tennenbaum Institute, focused on enterprise transformation.  LEARN MORE