National Academy of Engineering Symposium

"Engineered Networks"

A surge of research interest in the science and engineering of complex, networked dynamic systems has led to advances in net-centric technology and autonomous systems. This promises unprecedented levels of performance, robustness, and efficiency.

This symposium focuses on two areas in which network science and networked systems have led to spectacular advances: Study of collective behavior in networked multi-robot systems, as well as analysis on aggregation and strategic interaction in social and economic networks. In the first session, the speaker and panelists present recent advances and future directions in collective robotics, while in the second session speakers and panelists discuss opportunities and challenges presented by strategic interaction in social and economic networks.

The mission of the NAE is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the expertise and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology. The NAE has more than 2,000 peer-elected members and foreign associates, senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers. They provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects focused on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life.

Join Penn Engineering on Tuesday, April 26 for the symposium, "Engineered Networks," presented in conjunction with the 2011 Regional meeting of the National Academy of Engineering. This event will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall.

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