JACOB MARSCHAK INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM ON MATHEMATICS IN THE BEHAVIOR SCIENCES AT UCLA
The Marschak Colloquium meets on alternate Fridays from 1-3pm at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurs Hall, 3rd Floor, Room C301, except as indicated. All are welcome to attend.
October 9: W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute and PARC
Field: Economics and Technology
Topic: "Technology and its Evolution"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Human Complex Systems Group and the UCLA Department of Economics
October 23: Glen M. MacDonald, Professor of Geography and, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA and Director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment. Meeting in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Room B313.
Field/Subfield: Geography and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology/Climate and Environmental Change
Topic: "Climate Warming and Water Resources: Past, Present, Future"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Environmental Statistics, the UCLA Department of Geography, and the UCLA Institute of the Environment.
* PLEASE NOTE - IN UCLA ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ROOM C-315
November 6: R. Duncan Luce, Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine
Field/Subfield: Mathematical Psychology/Measurement, Psychophysics, and Utility
Topic: "Interpersonal Comparisons for 2 of 3 Types of People."
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Psychology and the UCLA Anderson Interdisciplinary Group in Behavioral Decision Making
November 20: Aaron L. Panofsky, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Public Policy and Center for Society and Genetics
Field/Subfield: Sociology/Sociology of Science and Knowledge
Topic: "Behavior Genetics and the Prospect of a Personalized Social Policy"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Public Policy and the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics
December 4: Dario Nardi, Lecturer in the UCLA Department of Anthropology and a Core Faculty Member of the UCLA Human Complex Systems Program
Field/Subfield: Anthropology/Temperament, Artificial Intelligence, and Social Neuroscience
Topic: "Organizational Psychology and Temperament Research, particularly as they Impact Decision-making, Marketing and Advertising, Policy-Making, Learning, and Related Areas."
Cosponsored by the UCLA Human Complex Systems Group
January 8: Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Economics/Public Policy
Topic: "The Great Depression, Economic Policy, and Lessons for Today's Economic Crisis"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Economics and the UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Math (IPAM)
January 22: Carter T. Butts, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine and Associate Professor, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UCI
Field/Subfield: Sociology and Public Policy/Social Dynamics, Disasters, and Behavioral Processes
Topic: "Modeling Action and Interaction in Complex Environments"
February 19: Robert Lempert, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, RAND
Field/Subfield: Public Policy and Technology/Climate Change
Topic: "Managing Long-Term Change"
March 5: Peter Howitt, Professor of Economics, Brown University
Field/Subfield: Macroeconomics/Inflation, Monetary Policy, the Causes of Unemployment, and the Sources of Economic Growth
Topic: “Banks, Market Organization and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis”
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Economics and also Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, and RS Funds.
April 9: Al Seckel, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Author, Visionary
Field/Subfield: Cognitive Neuroscience/Psychophysics/Visual Perception
Topic: "Your Mind's Eye: The World's Most Powerful Illusions and What they Tell Us about How We Think and Perceive."
April 16: Dr. Ruslan Grinberg, Director of the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow and Alexander Rubinshteyn Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,
Topic: "Public Interest in Contemporary Economic Theory."
April 23: Michael Chwe, Associate Professor of Political Science, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Political Science/Game Theory
Topic: "Jane Austen and the Prehistory of Game Theory"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Political Science
May 7: Adnan Darwiche, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Computer Science/
May 21: Stanley Osher, Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Field/Subfield: Applied Mathematics/Algorithms for Image Science and Scientific Computing
Topic: "New Algorithms in Information Science"Cosponsored by the UCLA Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
May 28: THE 2009-2010 MARSCHAK MEMORIAL LECTURE, Frances Arnold, Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor in the Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Field/Subfield: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering/Protein Evolution and Engineering, Biofuels, SyntheticBiology
Topic: "How Proteins Adapt: Engineering by Evolution"
Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
** ROOM: KORN CONVOCATION HALL
** RECEPTION TO FOLLOW : ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, ATRIUM C
June 4: Sander Greenland, Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
Topic: "Integrating Bayesian and Frequentist Statistics, or: Seeing Both Sides of the Same Biased Coin"