4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans' Seminar Series: Simon Head (Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU), "Taylor's Three Centuries"

Babbio 122, Stevens Institute of Technology and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Welcoming remarks by Dr. Nariman Farvardin, President, Stevens Institute of Technology

Abstract: One of Stevens’ most iconic graduates, Frederick Winslow Taylor is widely recognized as the father of scientific management. In celebration of his achievements and legacy, author Simon Head will discuss the influence of Taylor spanning three centuries. The event marks the centennial of Taylor’s death in 1915 and will explore both Taylor’s place in history and his legacy in the 21st century. In this lecture, Head will trace Taylor’s work and legacy from the early roots of scientific management during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American “Arsenal of Democracy” during World War II, Japanese “lean production” in the 1970s and 1980s, and the digitized “service economy” of the twenty-first century.

Bio: Simon Head is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University; a Senior Member at St Antony's College, Oxford; and Director of Programs at The New York Review of Books Foundation. He was a Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford, 2005-2011, and Director of the Project on Technology and the Workforce at the Century Foundation, New York City, 1998-2004. He is the author of The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in The Digital Age (2005) and Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans (Basic Books, New York, 2014).

Reception to follow in Babbio Atrium.

Unable to attend in person? View the lecture live on September 24 at 4 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate.

This lecture is part of the Taylor's World Conference being held September 24-25. For full conference times, locations and registration information, visit the Taylor's World Conference at

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Unable to attend in person? View the lecture live on September 30 at 4 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate. - See more at:
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4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Deans' Seminar Series: Jennifer Francis, Ph.D. - A Rapidly Warming Arctic and Extreme Weather Events: Are They Connected?

Stevens Institute of Technology, Babbio 122 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

ABSTRACT: Does it seem as though the weather gods have gone crazy lately? It is not your imagination? The question on everyone's minds is why. And is it related to climate change? In this presentation, Dr. Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades. Evidence suggests that Arctic warming is causing weather patterns to become more persistent, which can lead to extremes such as droughts, cold spells, heat waves, and some flooding events.

BIOGRAPHY: Jennifer Francis earned a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1994. As a professor at Rutgers University since 1994, she has taught courses in satellite remote sensing and climate-change issues, and also co-founded and co-directed the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. Presently, she is a Research Professor in the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, and she studies Arctic climate change and Arctic-global climate linkages. Francis and her husband circumnavigated the world in a sailboat from 1980-1985, including Cape Horn and the Arctic, during which her interest in weather and the Arctic began.

Unable to attend in person? View the lecture live on September 30 at 4 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm

6th Annual Conference on High Frequency Finance and Analytics (HF2015)

Bissinger Room/Babbio

The 6th Annual Conference on High Frequency Finance and Data Analytics (HF2015) will be held October 29-31, 2015 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The HF2015 Conference will focus on sharing the latest research and model applications for data sampled with high frequency. This three-day conference will gather key thought leaders from academia, industry and government from across the globe in the areas of mathematical finance, financial engineering, quantitative finance, stochastic processes and applications and more. The conference will feature graduate students research, and for the first time a recruiting event and data provider talks about the utility and availability of financial datasets. A dinner cruise on the Hudson River overlooking the Manhattan skyline will provide ample networking opportunities.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Leading Creative Collaborations – A Two-Day Workshop for Technical Professionals

Bissinger Room, Howe Center

The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology emphasizes a tested brand of technical leadership development that puts you at the center of a dynamic, energized learning environment where you will find the keys to your own style of self-directed, empowered leadership. This approach is based on extensive research and work with dozens of companies that have demonstrated the value of learning leadership skills by actively putting them in practice. This workshop is intended for technical leaders who hold themselves accountable for continually increasing their own and others’ capacity for cross-company collaboration and rapid innovation. Our faculty experts will show you how to use tools that are readily applicable to your organizational challenges to learn how to stimulate creative thinking, make practical use of conflict, and build collaborative group structures and practices that people enjoy using. The workshop will feature extensive exercises in which you will work in small groups to master the techniques presented by faculty experts.  If you have responsibility for technical aspects of an organization that has R&D, engineering or computer-related technologies at the core, we will encourage you to think differently about  your responsibilities, the way you manage projects and teams, and how you can work with and inspire people in your organization to take on enterprise-level challenges.  In addition to the workshop, Stevens will host a professional networking event for participants to meet faculty, researchers, and senior administrators.

Learn more about the Leading Creative Collaborations Workshop


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