Producing a global technology toolkit

Producing a global technology toolkit

The Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation teams up with the Technology Exchange Lab to produce a toolkit for technology evaluation in global development. According to the World Bank, over 1.1 billion people have lifted themselves from extreme poverty since 1990. But even as the global outlook on extreme poverty improves, billions of people continue to…

Sociotechnical Systems and the Future of Human-Model Interactions

Sociotechnical Systems and the Future of Human-Model Interactions

Involved in the systems engineering of multiple domains and disciplines, Dr. Donna Rhodes says the path forward in engineering is truly model-centric. Read the full article written by Daniel de Wolff here. For more than 20 years Donna Rhodes has played a leading role in the advancement of sociotechnical systems theory and practices. As our…

Systems theory for society's big problems

Systems theory for society's big problems

Ali Jadbabaie seeks to optimize large-scale systems, from social networks to teams of people or devices. Some of the biggest issues facing humanity — from global climate change, to water and power infrastructure, to monetary systems, social networks, and other complex systems — involve massive amounts of data that are daunting to analysts and policymakers.…