CDS Colloquium Series (Saikou Diallo)

  • Starts: 3:00 pm on Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Monday, December 6, 2021

Saikou Diallo (Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center) will be giving at talk on Monday, December 6. Join us at 111 Cummington Mall, Room 157 or on Zoom!

Title: We Are All in It Together: Training the Next Generation of Model Thinkers

Abstract: We need to train the next generation of scientists, modelers and analysts to be transdisciplinary collaborators, technically competent and socially aware. Model thinking and Modeling and Simulation can play an important if it broadens its horizons beyond socio-technical problems and tackles issues that are important to the human condition. In this talk, we discuss trans-disciplinarity, inclusion and social awareness as three pillars that we can build on to stay relevant in a world where technological change is outpacing our ability to manage and predict its impact on key aspects of life and society. We present tools, models and practical examples to illustrate the importance of each pillar and provide a basis for what we hope is a strong debate within the scientific community.