The Education and Training Core (ETC) of the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) is pleased to announce a training workshop entitled Agent-based and System Dynamics Models: New Tools for UnderstandingObesity. The workshop will begin at noon on Wednesday, April 10, and run until 6 pm on Thursday, April 11, with a dinner and reception on Wednesday night.
The workshop is intended for researchers, program staff, students, trainees, faculty and those with an interest in learning about how agent-based (ABM) and system dynamics (SD) models can be used to gain insights into the causes of, and potential solutions for, the obesity epidemic. The primary faculty for this workshop include Prof. Tak Igusa from the Johns Hopkins Systems Institute and the Whiting School of Engineering, and Prof. Thomas Glass from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There will also be an invited lecture and discussion by Dr. Amy Auchincloss, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Drexel University.
On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the Systems Institute will host a symposium to allow various systems researchers to present their research and have conversations about future collaboration.
The program includes short introduction by Scott Levin, Systems Institute Leadership Council Chair, research presentations by Systems Institute faculty and a poster session.
Scott Levin, Systems Institute Leadership Council Chair; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, JHU
LeeRoy Bronner, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Morgan State University
Sauleh Siddiqui, Systems Institute Leadership Council Member, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, JHU
Seth Guikema, Systems Institute Director for Cities; Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Engineering, JHU
Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, JHU
Kavi Bawa-Bhalla, Assistant Professor, Health Systems, JHU
Joshua M. Epstein, Systems Institute Director for Systems Science; Professor, Emergency Medicine and Center for Advanced Modeling, JHU
Tak Igusa, Systems Institute Director for Health; Professor, Civil Engineering, JHU
Event details: by invitation only
This afternoon, 8/13 Professor Judy Mitrani-Reiser will speak about critical care facilities in Nepal and how the earthquake on April 25th affected them.
The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association reconnaissance briefing will be streamed live from the University of California, Berkeley from 2:45PM – 4:45PM EDT. Watch it live here.
Other topics in the briefing include: Engineering Seismology and Geotechnical Engineering, EERI Reconnaissance Overview & Findings, Structures and Data Collection, and Social, Psychological & Mental Health. More information about the briefing.
L. Dale Thomas, Ph. D., P.E.
Professor and Eminent Scholar in Systems Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
“The Intersection of Needs, Methods, and Trends in Systems Engineering for Aerospace and Defense”
More details here.