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Managing complex systems

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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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.

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; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Ph.D. Simon DEDEO

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA)

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

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

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

Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

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

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

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

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

Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science" Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
1959
1969
  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 et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1996-2002
1998-2004
2001-2006
2002-2004
2005-2011
2007-2010
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Symposium

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24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45 #ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and science Culture
10:00 - 11:00 Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience Room Partner
11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:15 - 13:45 The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid! Plenary
14:15 - 15:45 New materials and autonomous systems Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 21:00 Career Lounge Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:15 - 08:00 Optogenetics Plenary
08:30 - 10:15 Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and art Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worlds Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignorance Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machines Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl) Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Smart production and services Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisation Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protection Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologies Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces? Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30 Managing complex systems Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 The second quantum revolution? Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Gravitational waves Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social