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PrepTalks: Dr. Macal "Using Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking"

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Symposium date: September 6, 2018

In his PrepTalk, Dr. Charles “Chick” Macal explains the elements of complex adaptive systems, the tools used to analyze systems, and how systems thinking can improve emergency management.  

Dr. Charles “Chick” Macal is the Chief Scientist of Argonne National Laboratory’s Resilient Infrastructure Initiative, where he leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers developing new computational models and simulations for infrastructure interdependency analysis, planning, and resilience. Dr. Macal is recognized globally as a leader in the field of agent-based modeling and simulation, focusing on the social and behavioral components of socio-technical systems.

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Last updated May 6, 2021