A Trip to Kalamazoo
On May 29th, I had the honor of giving a presentation at the Henry R. Luce Lecture Series on Complex Systems in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The series was hosted by Dr. Péter Érdi at Kalamazoo College. All of the lectures were very interesting and the range of subject matter highlighted the interdisiplinary nature of the study of complex systems. You can see a list of the lectures here.
According to Dr. Castellani and several others, my presentation was well received and I feel that it went very well (at least, I didn’t have an embolism while presenting – damn stage fright!). My topic was Community Health from a Systems Science Perspective. I’ve uploaded a copy of my powerpoint presentation here if you would like to check it out. As part of the presentation, I showed the audience our residential mobility model that we developed using NetLogo.
All in all, a very cool experience. Presented in front of a large audience and lived, met some really awsome folks that are working on the leading edge of complexity science, and enjoyed some micro-brew beer with my fellow complexity students (you guys Rock!).