Systems Science: Shaping Society’s Future

Agenda – Thursday, May 10, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 AM BreakfastCISE Overview – Paschalidis
8:30 – 10:15 AM
Welcome, Transportation and Civil Infrastructure in Urban Areas

Building a Cyber-Physical Infrastructure for the Smart City: the Case of “Smart Parking”
Christos Cassandras, Boston University

Video Analytics for Homeland Security
Venkatesh Saligrama, Boston University

Measuring Traffic with Wireless Sensors
Pravin Varaiya, University of California, Berkeley
Session Chair: David Castañon, Boston University

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM12:00 PM Healthcare Systems

Designing Clinical Trials for Cancer: An Analytics Approach
Dimitris Bertsimas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Systems Biology and Drug Discovery
James Collins, Boston University

Bringing Autonomous Glucose Control Systems to the Hospital and Out-patient Settings
Edward Damiano, Boston University

Session Chair: Yannis Paschalidis, Boston University

12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch and BU Bright Minds: Graduate Student Research Poster Session.
This event showcases the newest research from the next generation of emerging Boston University talent.

1:30 – 3:00 PM Energy and Power Systems

Driving Behavior Change with Energy Insights
Yoni Ben-Meshulam, Opower
Distributed Demand Control and Power Market Reform
Michael Caramanis, Boston University

Architecting the Future Power Grid
Eugene Litvinov, ISO New England 
Session Chair: John Baillieul, Boston University

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 – 4:30 PM Panel Discussion, Systems Science: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

Tamer Basar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Y.C. Ho, Harvard University

Jeffrey Katz, IBM, Energy and Utilities
P.R. Kumar, Texas A&M University: Panel Moderator
Bob Tenney, BAE Systems

4:30 – 5:30 PM Reception