Events

9.3.2014

All Day

CCSE Lecture Series - Eric F. Wood - The new age of water and climate information

Babbio 430

Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises
Distinguished Lecture Series

The new age of water and climate information

Eric F. Wood
Princeton University

ABSTRACT:
Water is being recognized as a critical component of economic systems.  As globalization of manufacturing expands, so does the role of water in trade especially food trade.  This increased importance offers the need for improved information on climate, including climate variability since the economic systems must cope with extremes such as floods and droughts.  The seminar will offer some examples of the increased importance of tracking water through virtual water trade, the value of water and climate information for sectors such as agricultural management, and the necessity of understanding climate variability and its impact on drought.

BIO: 
Eric F. Wood holds the Susan Dod Brown Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1976.  He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (Canada) and his Sc.D. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His research area is in hydro-climatology with an emphasis on the modeling and analysis of the global water and energy cycles through land surface modeling, satellite remote sensing, and data analysis.  His foci include the monitoring and forecasting of drought, hydrologic impacts from climate change, and seasonal hydrological forecasting.  He participates in WCRP's Global Energy and Water EXchange (GEWEX) activities to develop long-term Climate Data Records of the terrestrial surface heat flux data sets for climate studies.  He is/has been a Science Team member on the NASA Aqua/Terra AMSR-E and MODIS instruments, the NASA Global Precipitation Mission (GMP) mission and the NASA  soil moisture SMAP mission.  During his academic career he has been the primary advisor to 32 PhD students, 8 Masters students, and has mentored 22 post-doctoral researchers and 10 visiting students and researchers.

9.4.2014

5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Financial Engineering Seminar Series 9/4 - Joshua Patterson - "Accelerating Understanding Through Data Visualization: The Power of Story Telling"

Babbio 122

Accelerating Understanding Through Data Visualization:  The Power of Storytelling

Joshua Patterson

R&D Manager, Data Science, Accenture Technology Labs

ABSTRACT:  Data visualization is the capstone of the data supply chain— and especially critical in this era of big data. Companies can produce hundreds of facts and depict them in static charts, but if not done in a certain way, they only create more noise. On the other hand, if a company tells a story and applies the right design principles, the data visualization can cut through the noise and provide more clarity.  Proper visualization accelerates understanding, and allows companies to make more data driven decisions at relevant speed.

BIO:   Joshua Patterson leads advanced visualization and analytics research focused on rapidly delivering data driven insights to action.  Josh has over a decade of expertise in data science across several fields primarily focused on the Financial and Public Sectors. Josh most recently lead the creation of the firms Visual Literacy Curriculum, which advances Accenture’s ability to deliver complex analytics more effectively. Josh received a Bachelors in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Economics from USC Moore School of Business.

10.1.2014

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans’ Seminar Series: Peter Shainin, The Shainin Group

Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 122

This fall's invited speaker for the Deans' Seminar Series is Peter Shainin, CEO and CTO, of the Shainin Group.

Attendance for this event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.

More information to come.

10.15.2014

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Provost's Lecture Series on Women in Leadership

Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 122

The Provost’s Lecture Series on Women in Leadership is designed to showcase the achievements of prominent and successful women and to motivate the next generation of leaders. It provides an opportunity for women to share their individual experiences and to analyze the unique strengths, challenges and opportunities they face. The women selected for this series are true visionaries from which we can all learn.

This fall, Linda S. Sanford, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Transformation at IBM, will join the list of Stevens' distinguished speakers.

Attendance for this event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.

More information to come.

 

10.29.2014

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans’ Seminar Series: Roger Gurnani, Verizon

Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 122

This fall's invited speaker for the Deans' Seminar Series is Roger Gurnani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Verizon.

Attendance for this event is open to all Stevens faculty, students, staff and invited guests.

More information to come.

 

3.17.2015

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research

Stevens Institute of Technology

March 17-19, 2015
Hoboken, NJ, United States

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE: 

The 13th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2015) invites authors to submit papers that push the boundaries of systems engineering research and respond to new challenges for systems architecting and engineering. Since its inception, CSER has become the primary conference for disseminating systems engineering research and germinating new research ideas.

Current and prospective doctoral students are also invited to attend the Systems Engineering & Architecting Network for Research (SEANET) workshop on March 17, 2015. Research challenges and strategies for success in graduate research will be discussed.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We invite original research papers addressing any aspect of systems engineering, to include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Systems Engineering
  • Trade Space Exploration
  • Innovations in Systems Engineering Education
  • Resilience and Flexibility
  • Innovations in Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems Science
  • Trusted Systems
  • Complex Logistical Systems
  • Digital Thread

Papers are especially solicited for the following applications areas of systems engineering:

  • Transportation Systems
  • Healthcare Policy and Delivery
  • Financial Systems and Systemic Risk
  • Urban Systems and Infrastructure Resilience
  • Defense and Aerospace Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Policy and Systems
  • Non-Domain Specific Foundational Topics

12.12.2015

All Day

Undergraduate Reading Day

Undergraduate Reading Day