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Managing complex systems

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

The management of complex systems is one of the most urgent challenges for society, industry and government – ranging from technology, production, transportation, finance, economy, to healthcare, medicine and the environment. Essential for any monitoring and control is the capability to merge the understanding of the dynamics of complex systems with big relational data. In this panel, we want to discuss the tremendous potential and challenges of understanding complex systems for the benefit of society.

Speakers

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA)
Professor of Physics, Complex Systems Group, Sapienza University Rome; Research Leader and Head, Information Dynamics Group, ISI - Institute of Scientific Interchange Foundation, Rome
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Former President, European Research Council; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna Chair

Ph.D. Simon DEDEO

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA)

1996-2000 Thesis, Department of Astrophysics, Harvard University
2000-2001 Thesis, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
2006 Ph.D., Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
2006-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago
2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo
2010-2012 Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2013 Research Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014 External Professor, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014-2016 Assistant Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Faculty in Cognitive Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Indiana University
2016 Assistant Professor, Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
2017 External Faculty, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Ph.D. Vittorio LORETO

Professor of Physics, Complex Systems Group, Sapienza University Rome; Research Leader and Head, Information Dynamics Group, ISI - Institute of Scientific Interchange Foundation, Rome

1992-1995 PhD course, Sapienza University of Rome
1993-1998 Researcher, ENEA Research Center, Portici, Naples
1996-1998 EEC Post-Doc position, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Paris
1999 Researcher, CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
1999-2007 Researcher, Sapienza University of Rome
2007-2016 Associate Professor, Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome
since 2007 Research Leader, ISI - Institute of Scientific Interchange Foundation, Turin
since 2016 Full Professor, Physics Department, Sapienza University of Rome
since 2017 Faculty member, CSH Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

1993 Magister rer.nat. (MS in Theoretical Physics), University of Vienna (honors)
1995 Dr.techn. (PhD in Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology (honors)
1995, 1996 Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York
1996 Postdoctoral Position, Humboldt University, Berlin
1996-1997 Research Associate, Boston University, Boston
1998-1999 Postdoctoral Position, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
1999-2001 Tenure track position (Universitätsassistent), University of Vienna
2001 Dr.rer.soc.oec. (PhD in Financial Economics), University of Vienna (honors)
2001 Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology
2001-2004 Associate Professor (a.o. Universitätsprofessor, tenure), University of Vienna
2004-2009 Associate Professor, Medical University Vienna
2007 Fellow, Collegium Budapest
since 2007 External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
since 2009 Full Professor for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University Vienna
since 2010 Senior Researcher, IIASA, Laxenburg
since 2015 Visiting Professor Nanyang Technologica University, Singapur
since 2015 President of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna
2017 Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Former President, European Research Council; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

1959 Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna
1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes an Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em. of Science and Technology Studies at ETH Zurich
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council

Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

11:00 - 11:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
12:00 - 13:00Opening of exhibitions - Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:15RTI TalkPlenary
14:15 - 15:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
16:15 - 17:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:15 - 23:00Career LoungePlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order - 24 hours nonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach - Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children's University Alpbach - Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:00OptogeneticsPlenary
10:30 - 12:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
12:30 - 13:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation - from resources to strategiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines - autonomous machinesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate - the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle - technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation - or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
13:00 - 18:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
18:30 - 19:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

09:00 - 10:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
10:50 - 12:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
12:15 - 13:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
13:00 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial