February 2013

February 6, 2013

Developing Processes for Understanding Complex Sociotechnical Systems: Are We There Yet?


Please join the MIT community for this inaugural session in the new Sociotechnical Systems Research Center seminar series highlighting a systems approach to critical contemporary issues. Reception to...

April 2013

April 10, 2013

2013 Shingo Research Award Recipients

SSRC researchers Josef Oehmen and Eric Rebentisch won the 2013 Shingo Research Award for The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs based on research conducted in...

April 17, 2013

Designing Systems for a Complex World: Farm Animal Production in America


Designing Systems for a Complex World Every year between 8 and 9 billion animals are raised and slaughtered for food in the U.S. This industrial–scale production system is...

April 24, 2013

Conversations on Complexity: Managing Complexity in an Uncertain World


Conversations on Complexity Systems engineers approach large, complex problems and develop systems that may take a decade or more to implement. By the time these systems become...

May 2013

May 1, 2013

Conversations on Complexity: Technology and Policy Questions for Self-Driving Cars


Prof. John Leonard will review some of the technological aspects of recently developed self-driving vehicles, which have the potential to transform our transportation infrastructure. He will focus on...

May 8, 2013

Conversations on Complexity: Improving Health Care Delivery in the Veterans Health Administration


Every year the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides services to more than 6 million veterans and their families at 1,400 sites and 153 medical centers. Julie Andren and Shahed Al-Haque will...

May 8, 2013

Conversations on Complexity: Improving Health Care Delivery in the Veterans Health Administration


Presenters: Julie Andren, M.S. Candidate '13
Aerospace Engineering, AeroAstro Shahed Al-Haque, M.S. Candidate '13
Technology and Policy, Engineering Systems

May 13, 2013

The Future of Science & Technology in International Development


Dr. Alex Dehgan, Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator and Director at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

May 15, 2013

Designing Systems for a Complex World: Guiding Our Veterans Home, Our National Challenge


Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Loree Sutton will discuss her work with Homeward Bound USA, an innovative, comprehensive program that fosters the development of resiliency-informed communities. Homeward Bound...