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Dr. William B. Rouse, Stevens Inst of Technology

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The CSS seminar speaker for Friday, December 8, will be William B. Rouse, Ph.D., Alexander Crombie Humphreys Chair, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Rouse’s talk, entitled “Computational Social Science At Several Levels” (abstract below), is scheduled to begin at 3:00 in the Center for Social Complexity Suite located on the 3rd floor of Research Hall. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and light refreshments.

This session will be live-streamed on the newly created CSS program YouTube channel

For announcements regarding this and future streams, please join the CSS/CDS student and alumni Facebook group

For a list of upcoming and previous seminars, please click here.

We hope to see you on Friday, December 8.

Abstract: Computational social science can enable understanding – and design – of a wide variety of phenomena at an enormous range of levels. This lecture will address processes, organizations, ecosystems, and society for phenomena associated with disease and medicine, health and well being, and technology adoption, particularly in automobiles. The process level is addressed in terms of scaling and optimization of medical innovations. The level of organizations is considered in the context of health provider corporations’ responses to the Affordable Care Act. The ecosystem level is discussed in addressing population health – integrated delivery of health, education, and social services – in the highly fragmented US ecosystem. The society level is considered in terms of the expected disruptive impacts of driverless cars on automotive, insurance, and finance industries. Approaches to and challenges of modeling at these differing levels are discussed.