KDMRG Visitor Presentation; Topic: Emergent Collectives

11/07/2011 - 11:00
11/07/2011 - 13:00
Seminar Topic: 
Emergent Collectives
Speaker: 
Dr. Charles Petrie - Senior Research Scientist, Stanford CS Logic Group
Abstract: 
An exploration of the concept of networks of people connected by formal and informal protocols for some common purpose. This talk proposes that this Internet-inspired concept can apply to changing organizations in order to solve problems, such as lack of mid-level decision making, or in order to better capture employee creativity. The details of the presentation can be found on http://logic.stanford.edu/talks/emergentcollective/
Speaker's biography: 
Charles Petrie is a Senior Research Scientist working in the Stanford CS Logic Group. His research topics are concurrent engineering, enterprise management, and collective work. Dr Petrie was a Founding Member of Technical Staff of the MCC AI Lab, Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet Computing, and Founding Executive Director of the Stanford Networking Research Center. He is the Founding Chair of the Semantic Web Services Challenge. He has also been a Consulting Assistant Professor with the Stanford Center for Design Research. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin.
Location: 
SIT Board Room, the University of Sydney