Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3/29: UTES - Simulating Complex Systems: Applications to Energy

Simulating Complex Systems: Applications to Energy


Charles Macal

(Senior Systems Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory and Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago)

29 March, 5:15-6:15pm


Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm

Please settle in by 5:10pm

Speaker Bio:

Charles Macal is Senior Systems Engineer and Director of the Complex Adaptive Systems Group at Argonne National Laboratory. He applies computational modeling and simulation tools to complex systems in a variety of fields, including energy, national security and defense. He has been a principal investigator for the development of the widely used Repast Simphony agent-based modeling toolkit. Dr. Macal serves on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation and the journal Simulation, and he has co-authored a book, Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation, published in 2007 by Oxford Press. He is Adjunct Professor at The University of Chicago, where he teaches a course on Complex Adaptive Systems for Threat Management and Emergency Preparedness. Dr. Macal received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University and holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Purdue University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society for Computer Simulation International (SCSI), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Systems Dynamics Society (SDS).

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5 April, 5:15-6:15pm, MEZES HALL (MEZ) 1.306

Speaker: Andrew McAllister, Managing Director, Cener for Sustainable Energy, California

“California's March Towards Sustainable Energy: Assessing the Record and Lessons for Future”

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