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Systems View for Public Policy: Engineering and Evolutionary Perspective

Guru Madhavan, MBA '07, PhD '09

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:15 - 6:15 PM



About the Seminar

I will explore concepts—informed by both engineering and evolutionary systems thinking—to inform and enhance our public policies. Using case narratives from mass production, smart cities, disaster management, public health issues, and democratic elections—that touch upon core principles of engineering—I will explore how broad evolutionary thinking can be a supportive force in our collective design of products and policies. 


About the Speaker

Binghamton alumnus, Guru Madhavan is a senior program officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where his responsibilities have included directing a global health program on microbial threats, and leading the R&D for a systems analysis tool to prioritize new health interventions for development. He has served as a technical adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is immediate past vice-president of IEEE-USA of IEEE, the world’s largest professional society for engineering and technology. He received his PhD (2009) in biomedical engineering and MBA (2007) from Binghamton University, and is an alumnus of the EvoS program. He has been named as a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He has co-edited six books, and is author of Applied Minds: How Engineers Think (2016).


David Sloan Wilson, Director

Susan Ryan, Program Coordinator

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