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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

WICI Graduate Fellowship Awardees: Research Symposium

Amanda Raffoul: Are we (unintentionally) doing more harm than good? Systems Approaches to the Prevention of Eating-and-Weight-Related Disorders

Kevin Church: The Hidden Geometry of Complex Dynamics and How to Exploit It

Katharine Zywert:  Social-Ecological Systems Change and the Future of Human Health

View slides from Yacov Haimes' Presentation: "Understanding, Modeling, and Managaing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems"

A joint seminar sponsored by Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation [WICI] and the Department of Systems Design Engineering.

There have been broad advances in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) in the past decade, especially in the areas of Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning (RL) which allow us to more easily learn predictive models and control policies for large, complex systems than ever before. One subset of problems that remains very challenging are domains that contain some form of spatially spreading process (SSP) where some local features change over time across based on proximity in space.

Dr. Carla Restrepo is a Professor at the College of Natural Sciences, Biology, UPR, Puerto Rico.

She will be presenting her WICI Talk : "From sandpiles to real mountains - Complex dynamics of tropical mountainscapes mediated by landslides" on February 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Davis Centre Rm.1302.  

Join us for the WICI Poetry & Complexity event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Time:   4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Venue:  University of Waterloo,  Davis Centre.  Room 1301.  

Join us for Dr. Ricard Solé's WICI Talk: "Synthetic evolutionary transitions: from cells to brains and ecosystems"

Dr. Ricard Solé is a Professor, at the Complex Systems Lab, in Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.   He will present on April 24th, 2018, in DC 1302 at 2:00 p.m.

Abstract:  Evolution is marked by well-defined events involving profound innovations