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August-December 2005
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December 15, 2005
ESD Holiday Party

Location: MIT Faculty Club, Building E52, Sloan Building, 50 Memorial Drive
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: Entire ESD community
Contact/RSVP Confirmations only: Beverly Kozol-Tattlebaum, 617.253.9756
on or before Friday, 2 December 2005

As part of the festivities, we have organized a food drive and toy drive. We are grateful for any level of participation.


December 14, 2005
TPP Holiday Party

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Open to: TPP Community
Contact: Yoko Urano

Refreshments provided.


December 13, 2005
Title: Boston Public Library Author Talk with Yossi Sheffi
Speaker: Dr. Yossi Sheffi, Director of ESD's Center for Transportation and Logistics

Location: Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square
Time: 6:00 pm
Open to: Free and open to the public
Contact: Becky Schneck Allen, 617.253.4592
Details: Click here for more details, including information on the shuttle bus to event.


December 13, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: ESD affliated conference reports              
Speaker: Yossi Sheffi, ESD/CEE/CTL/MLOG, Oli deWeck, ESD/AA, and Dava Newman, ESD/AA/TPP/HMHST

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


December 13, 2005
LFM-SDM Faculty-Industry Research Day

Location: Stratton Student Center, W20
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open to: LFM and SDM students; MIT faculty and industry executives interested in working together to develop and supervise thesis research for LFM and SDM students
Contact: Pat Hale, Director, System Design and Management Fellows Program, 617.253.7668;
Don Rosenfield, Director, Leaders for Manufacturing Fellows Program, 617.253.1064


December 9, 2005
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
Title: Statewide Transportation Plan
Speaker: John Cogliano, Secretary of Transportation

About John Cogliano:
Governor Mitt Romney appointed John Cogliano as Secretary of Transportation in May of 2005. As Transportation Secretary, Cogliano heads the Executive Office of Transportation (EOT), an agency with $1.4 billion in annual operating expenditures, a $1.4 billion capital program, and purview over 8,600 employees. In his capacity as Secretary, Cogliano serves as the Chair of the MBTA Board of Directors. He also has direct oversight of the
Massachusetts Highway Department, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

Location: W20 – Mezzanine Lounge, Stratton Student Center
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


December 9, 2005
Title: Counterterrorism: Unconventional Solutions to Unconventional Problems in an Unconventional World                   
Speaker: Jeffrey Baxter, National Security Counterterrorism Expert

Jeffrey Baxter serves as a consultant to a host of national defense agencies and industries. As an advisor to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. intelligence community, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, he helps policy makers better understand how terrorists apply technology for their purposes. Defense contractors such as the Science and Applications Corporation, General Atomics, Anteon, and Northrop Grumman have all drawn on his counterterrorism expertise. He has worked with the Anti-Terrorist Division of the Los Angeles Police Department and is a member of the 2005 Blue Ribbon Panel for the Director of National Intelligence, recommending ways to move information and intelligence to law enforcement officers and first responders. Mr. Baxter is also a forensic audio specialist, consulting on federal and local criminal cases.

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Prof. Randolph Kirchain

Pizza will be served at 11:45 a.m.


December 8, 2005
MIT Center for eBusiness Research Workshop
Title: Interdependence of Security and the Extended Enterprise
Speakers: ESD Professors Stuart Madnick and Yossi Sheffi

Location: MIT Faculty Club
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty, students, and industry supporters
Details: Click here for more details.
To register: Contact Professor Stuart Madnick, 617.253.6671


December 7, 2005
Technology and Policy Program ESD.10 Project Presentations (Day 2)

All TPP first-year students will be presenting on various topics in technology and policy. Presentation topics include:

1. Urban Transportation and BRT
2. Diesel Cars and Climate Change
3. Green Ports
4. Mammography Standards
5. Decision Making at NASA

Location: Room 35-225
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Meghan Sweeney


December 6, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: LFM/SDM research/internships                    
Speakers: Pat Hale, SDM and Don Rosenfield, LFM/Sloan

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


December 5, 2005
Technology and Policy Program ESD.10 Project Presentations (Day 1)

All TPP first-year students will be presenting on various topics in technology and policy. Presentation topics include:

1. National Security and National ID Cards
2. Security at Small Airports
3. Energy Security
4. Information Technology in Disasters
5. Wireless Telecommunications in Disasters

Location: Room 35-225
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Meghan Sweeney


December 2, 2005
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
Speaker: Mort Downey, Principal Consultant, Parsons Brinckerhoff

About Mort Downey:
Mr. Downey recently completed eight years as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation. As the Department of Transportation’s chief operating officer, Mr. Downey developed the agency’s strategic and performance plans and had program responsibilities for operations, regulations and investments in land, sea, air and space transportation. He also served on the President’s Management Council, as chairman of the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, and as a member of the board of directors of Amtrak.

Prior to accepting President Clinton's appointment as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Downey served as executive director and chief financial officer at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York. During his twelve years at the MTA, he was particularly involved in the capital rebuilding of the MTA system, overseeing the financing for and programming of more than $20 billion of capital investment into its regional transportation facilities.

Location: W20 - 307, Mezzanine Lounge, Stratton Student Center
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


December 2, 2005
LFM-SDM Webseminar
Topic: Real Options
Speaker: Richard de Neufville, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: You must RSVP to Alison McCaffree if you would like to attend and receive instructions on how to participate.
Details: Click here for more details.


November 30, 2005
TPP Guest Lecture
Title: Technology and Policy Careers in Washington, DC
Q&A session will follow.
Speaker: William Jeffrey, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Location: E40-380
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Meghan Sweeney

Refreshments will be served.


November 29, 2005
TPP Guest Speaker Series
Title: Managing Natural Catastrophes in a Post-9/11 World
Speaker: Dr. James L. Valverde, TPP/TMP Alum, Executive Director of Economics and Risk Management for the Insurance Information Institute in New York

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Open to: Entire TPP Community
Contact: Yoko Urano

Light refreshments provided.


November 29, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET)
Speakers: Daniel Hastings, Dava Newman, ESD/AA/TPP/HMHST, Ken Oye, ESD/PS, Merritt Roe Smith, STS

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


November 28, 2005
CTPID and ESD Perspectives on Critical Infrastructure Systems Lecture Series
Title: Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Speaker: Cordell W. Hull, Venture Investor and Developer; Former Chairman of Bechtel Enterprises, and Executive Vice President of the Bechtel Group

Location: E40-298
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Susan Cass
Details: Click here for more details.


November 28, 2005
Title: Air Force Transformation and Technology - A Systems Challenge
Speaker: General Lester Lyles

The Department of Defense (DoD), and especially the U.S. Air Force, have always touted the value and necessity of science and technology to accomplish our national security mission. This necessity was particularly a hallmark of the DoD's "transformation" objectives.

However, the strain of budget emphases to fight the "war on terrorism," and the problem of maintaining a strong, talented technical workforce in DoD have made staying abreast of science and technology and engineering a major challenge! There are numerous initiatives within the Services and DoD to address these challenges. This presentation will focus on the challenges and the initiatives to address them.

Location: E40-496
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community
Contact for details: Profs. Randy Kirchain, 617.253.4258 and Warren Seering, 617.253.8253

Pizza will be served starting at 11:45 am


November 22, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: RFID Lab
Speaker: John Williams, ESD/IE/CEE/Auto-ID Lab

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


November 21, 2005
LFM Information Evening
Educating Innovative Leaders for Diverse Global Operations

Location: General Motors University – Auburn Hills Campus
Room D5, 975 South Opdyke Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration: submit registration
Contact: lfm "at"mit.edu or call 617.253.1055
Details: Click here for more details.


November 18, 2005
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
Speaker: Vinay Mudholkar, Director, Program Management, Amtrak, New York, Philadelphia

Mr. Mudholkar will present a case study of UK’s West Coast Main Line Construction Project where Six-Sigma Methodology was successfully used to achieve Best Quality.

He will also present Amtrak’s recent on going project efforts on the Keystone Corridor improvements in Pennsylvania to attain speed of 110 MPH.

About Vinay Mudholkar:
Mr. Mudholkar was the deputy director of Railroad Operations Directorate, MBTA. He was the principal engineer for Bechtel, UK from 2000 to 2004 on the West Coast Route Modernization, and is currently director, Program Management with Amtrak, United States.

Location: W20 – Mezzanine Lounge, Stratton Student Center
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


November 18, 2005
LFM-SDM Webseminar
Title: Environmentally Conscious Design & Integrated CAD
Speaker: David Wallace, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Co-Director MIT CADlab

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.


November 16, 2005
GSC 2005-2006 Professional Development Series
Title: Ethics in Academia
Speaker: Taft H. Broome, Jr., Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor, MIT Engineering Systems Division

Over the past year, Graduate Students from across MIT have been demanding the need for more ethics education in their curriculums. In response to these requests, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) is proud to present the first in a series of talks on the subject of ethics.

Location: 37-212
Time: 6:30 pm
Contact/RSVP: swiston "at" gmail.com

Dinner will be served.


November 15, 2005

BIG questions after BIG Hurricanes

Katrina Response Advisory Group Symposium Series
Topic: What's so Natural about Natural Disasters?
Speakers:
  Professor David S. Jones, Program in Science, Technology, and Society - Unnatural Mortality: Poverty and Risk in Epidemics and Natural Disasters
 
Professor Meg Jacobs, History - Natural Disaster and the Unnatural Bush Response
 
Professor David A. Mindell, Science, Technology and Society, and Engineering Systems Division - Technological Systems in Disaster
Moderator: Professor Rosalind H. Williams, Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society

Location: Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Ted E. Johnson, 617-253-4940

The symposia series is being broadcast live on the Internet at http://web.mit.edu/katrina/symposia/ and will be permanently archived and distributed via MIT World http://mitworld.mit.edu/.


November 15, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: Planning for January offsite on ESD Ph.D.
Speaker: Dan Hastings, Warren Seering ESD/ME

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


November 9-10, 2005
2005 Innovations in Product Development Conference
Title: Product Families and Platforms: From Strategic Innovation to Implementation

Location: Building W20-307 (Stratton Student Center)
Contact: Co-Organizer Prof. Olivier de Weck
Details: Click here for more details.


November 8, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: Engineering Ethics
Speaker: Taft Broome, Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


November 4, 2005
MIT ESD/MITRE Research Workshop on Engineering Complex Systems

Location: MITRE Center in Bedford, MA
Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Contact: Donna Rhodes
Details: Click here for more details.


November 2, 2005
LFM Information Evening
Educating innovative leaders for diverse global operations

Please join us at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA for an Information Evening on the Leaders for Manufacturing (LFM) program. You will have the opportunity to learn more about this exciting two-year program, discuss career opportunities, and network with LFM alumni, faculty, students, and staff. The evening will include a panel discussion and reception.

Location: MIT Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Registration: Click here.
Contact: lfm "at" mit.edu, 617.253.1055


November 1, 2005
"The Resilient Enterprise" Reception
Featuring MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi

The MIT Community is invited to attend a reception commemorating the release of Professor Yossi Sheffi's new bestseller "The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage."

As witnessed in the aftermath of Katrina, businesses are more vulnerable than ever to sudden disruptions such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, supplier failures and labor actions. Dr. Sheffi - an expert in supply chain disruption - has spent years studying companies that survived disaster, as well as those that faltered. Based on this research, Dr. Sheffi has written "The Resilient Enterprise," in which he explains how organizations can prepare for the unexpected.

The reception will include a presentation by the author and a book signing.

Location: Stata Center - 32-141
Time: 6:00 pm
Open to: the general public
Contact: Becky Schneck Allen, 617.253.4592

Sponsors: Center for Transportation & Logistics, MIT Press Bookstore


November 1, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: LFM China
Speaker: Tom Allen, ESD/LFM/SDM and David Simchi-Levi, ESD/CEE/LFM/SDM

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 31, 2005

BIG questions after BIG Hurricanes

Katrina Response Advisory Group Symposium Series
Topic: What Does Current Scientific Research Have to Say About the Present and Future Risks Associated with Hurricanes?
Speaker: Kerry Emanuel, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Big questions have arisen as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their devastating aftermath. Questions concerning science and engineering, politics and leadership, cities and their citizens. MIT faculty members will address some of the many urgent questions in a series of MIT-wide symposia entitled "BIG Questions after Big Hurricanes."  This is the third of four.

The Katrina Response Advisory Group is committed to encouraging and sustaining the momentum mobilized on campus following these events.  Please join us - and bring your friends and colleagues - to these discussions.

Location: Bartos Theatre, Wiesner Building
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Ted E. Johnson, 617-253-4940

The symposia series is being broadcast live on the Internet at http://web.mit.edu/katrina/symposia/ and will be permanently archived and distributed via MIT World http://mitworld.mit.edu/.


October 31, 2005
Engineering Systems Division
Information Session for Prospective Students

On October 31, 2005, the Technology & Policy Program (TPP) and the Ph.D. Program will be hosting an information session for prospective students.

Location: E40-208 for the Ph.D. program and E40-380 for TPP
Time: 9:30 am for TPP and 10:30 am for the Ph.D. Program
Contact: Elizabeth Milnes, 617.253.0466 for the Ph.D. Program and Yoko Urano, 617.258.7295 for TPP
Details: Click here for more details.


October 28, 2005
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
Title: What it takes to build large projects in today's political environment
Speaker: Jon Layzer, Strategic Advisor for the Seattle Department of Transportation

Working in the midst of this turmoil in the Major Projects office of Seattle's Department of Transportation, Jon Layzer will reflect on what it takes to approve, fund, and build major projects in today's political environment.

About Jon Layzer:
Jon Layzer is a Strategic Advisor for the Seattle Department of Transportation, and is the City's overall lead for development of light rail in Seattle by Sound Transit, a separate public agency. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington. Jon has more than 20 years of experience in local, regional, state, and federal policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Location: W20-407
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


October 27-28, 2005
MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) – 3rd Annual International Symposium
Title: Impacting Social and Economic Development Through E-Learning

LINC 2005 is the first official public activity of ESD's new Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals (CESF), focusing on techology to bring quality tertiary education to underserved communities in the developing world. Rather than focus narrowly on technology per se, LINC considers simultaneously all 3 ESD concerns: engineering, management and social science.

Location: MIT Student Center
Open to: MIT Community
Contact: lincinquiries "at" mit.edu
Details: Click here for more details.


October 27-28, 2005
SDM Alumni Conference 2005

The alumni committee is putting the finishing touches on October's agenda where the focus has been to recruit engaging speakers in the areas of "managing innovation," "leading change," and "systems thinking" and to create an overall event that is a great experience for SDM alumni, students, staff, faculty, and partnering companies.

The committee is very excited about the group of speakers who will be at the conference this Fall which includes Carliss Baldwin, William L. White Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, who has authored with Kim B. Clark of HBS the book  "Design Rules: The Power of Modularity" and Dr. Michael Hammer, President, Hammer and Company, who has authored several books, including the international best-seller "Reengineering the Corporation" and was named by Time Magazine to its first list of America's twenty-five most  influential individuals.

Location: MIT
Open to: SDM alumni
Contact: Al McQuarrie (SDM 02), Sridhar Sadasivan (SDM 01)
Details: Click here for more details.


October 27, 2005
TPP Case Interview Workshop
Speaker:  TPP Alumnus Karim Lakhani, MIT Sloan & The Boston Consulting Group

Location: E51-151
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact and RSVP to: Michael Berlinski

Light refreshments will be served.


October 27, 2005
Operations Research Center Fall 2005 Seminar Series
Title: Polls, Prices, and Predicting the Presidential Election
Speaker: Edward H. Kaplan, William N. & Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences, School of Management, Yale

Location: E40-298
Time: 4:14 pm
Reception: To follow immediately in the Philip M. Morse Reading Room, E40-106
Contact: Randolph Kirchain
Details: Click here for more details.


October 27, 2005
TPP Faculty Appreciation and Information Breakfast

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
Open to: TPP Faculty and Advisors
Contact and RSVP to: Yoko Urano

Light breakfast will be served.


October 25, 2005
MIT Seminar Series in Manufacturing and Productivity, Fall 2005
Title: Modeling and Simulating the Manufacturing Enterprise
Speaker: Charles McLean, Group Leader, Manufacturing Simulation and Modeling Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Location: 35-225
Time: 12:00 noon
Open to: MIT Community
Contact: Jung-Hoon Chun
Details: Click here for more details.


October 25, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: The ESD Industry Council
Speaker: Daniel Roos, ESD/CEE

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 21, 2005
CTL Distinguished Speaker Series
Title:Why has safety improved at rail-highway grade crossings?
Speaker: Ian Savage, College Lecturer of Economics, Northwestern University

About Ian Savage:
Ian Savage has been a member of the faculty of both the Department of Economics and the Transportation Center at Northwestern University since 1986. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He specializes in urban transportation, and the analysis of safety regulation and safety performance. Most recently, he completed a book on The Economics of Railroad Safety. He has also researched into and published widely on the economics of transit finances and operations and, more specifically, the impacts of competition and privatization.

Location: W20 -- Mezzanine Lounge, Stratton Student Center
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


October 20-21, 2005
LFM Alumni Conference 2005

Open to: LFM alumni
Contact: Wayne Firsty
Details: Click here for more details.


October 20, 2005
TPP Guest Speaker Series
Title: "Replacing the Air Force's aging tanker fleet: analysis of options"
Speaker: Dr. Yool Kim, Engineer, RAND Corp.

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Open to: Entire ESD Community

Light refreshments provided.


October 20, 2005
National Science Board Workshop – co-sponsored with MIT School of Engineering and ESD
Title: “Engineering Workforce Issues and Engineering Education: What are the Linkages?"

Location: MIT Faculty Club
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Note: Registration for luncheon is closed.
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 19, 2005
TPP Internship Seminar & Alum Talk
Subject: Washington and U.S. Agencies
Speakers: TPP Students- Masa Sugiyama, Tristan Weir, Alisa Rhee; TPP Alumnus David Cheney, Director, Science and Technology Policy Program, SRI in Washington, D.C.

Location: E40-380, TPP Lounge
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Open to: Entire TPP Community

Light lunch will be served.


October 18, 2005

BIG questions after BIG Hurricanes

Katrina Response Advisory Group Symposium Series
Topic: How Can We Plan for a Safe and Sustainable Region?
Speakers/panel:
  Professor Chiang C. Mei, Civil and Environmental Engineering - Lessons from Venice, Italy and the Netherlands
 
Professor Michael M. J. Fischer, Science, Technology and Society - Catastrophe, Repetition, and Social Learning
 
Professor Anne Whiston Spirn, Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning - Flooding, Subsidence, and Community Development
Moderator: Professor Andrew Whittle, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Big questions have arisen as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their devastating aftermath. Questions concerning science and engineering, politics and leadership, cities and their citizens. MIT faculty members will address some of the many urgent questions in a series of MIT-wide symposia entitled "BIG Questions after Big Hurricanes."  This is the third of four.

The Katrina Response Advisory Group is committed to encouraging and sustaining the momentum mobilized on campus following these events.  Please join us - and bring your friends and colleagues - to these discussions.

Location: Kirsch Auditorium, Ray and Maria Stata Center
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Ted E. Johnson, 617-253-4940

The symposia series is being broadcast live on the Internet at http://web.mit.edu/katrina/symposia/ and will be permanently archived and distributed via MIT World http://mitworld.mit.edu/.


October 18, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: Research in Flexibility
Speaker: Rania Hassan

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 17, 2005
Cambridge Women's Panel – Sloan MBA
Moderator: Debra Woog McGinty, LFM Director of Admissions and Career Development

LFM's Director of Admissions and Career Development, Debra Woog McGinty, will be moderating a 45 minute women's panel presentation consisting of MIT Sloan alumnae speaking on the MIT Sloan MBA Program, followed by questions from the audience. The formal presentation will then be followed by a reception allowing for one-on-one discussion with alumnae, current students and MIT Sloan MBA Program staff.

Location: E51-395
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Contact: adcom "at" sloan.mit.edu, 617.258.5434


October 14, 2005
Brunel Lecture on Complex Systems
Title: The 21st Century is about Engineering, Systems, and Society
Speaker: Dr. A. Richard Newton, Dean of the College of Engineering at University of California at Berkeley; Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Location: Grier Room 34-401
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm with reception to follow
Open to: MIT Community
Contact: Fran Marrone
Details: Click here for more details.


October 14, 2005
LFM-SDM Webseminar
Topic: Variation Control in Design for Supply Chain
Who: LFM Alumni who current work at Hewlett-Packard, sponsored by Gavin deNyse LFM '01

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.


October 14, 2005
ESD Alumni Advisory Council Fall 2005 Meeting

Location: MIT Faculty Club, E52 - 6th floor - Dining Room 2
Time: 11:15 am - 3:45 pm
Open to: ESD Alumni Advisory Council and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 14, 2005
ESD Seminar
Title: Can System Understanding Differentiate Capital? ... The Art and Science of Selling Financing Products in the Energy Sector
Speaker: Matthew Siegel, Managing Director - Chief Marketing Officer
GE Commercial Finance, Energy Financial Services

Location: E40-298
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Randy Kirchain or Warren Seering
Details: Click here for more details.

Light refreshments served.


October 13, 2005
TPP Director's Social

Location: E40-380, TPP lounge
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Open to: Entire TPP Community
Contact: Yoko Urano

Light refreshments served.


October 11, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: The ESD Doctoral Architecture
Speaker: Richard de Neufville, ESD/CEE

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 5, 2005

BIG questions after BIG Hurricanes

Katrina Response Advisory Group Symposium Series
Topic: How Can Communities, Cities and Regions Recover from Disaster?
Speakers/panel:
  Larry Vale - comparative disaster recovery
 
Tom Kochan - reviving economie
 
Phil Thompson - rebuilding communities
  Esther Duflo - lessons from other countries

Big questions have arisen as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their devastating aftermath. Questions concerning science and engineering, politics and leadership, cities and their citizens. MIT faculty members will address some of the many urgent questions in a series of MIT-wide symposia entitled "BIG Questions after Big Hurricanes."  This is the second of four.

The Katrina Response Advisory Group is committed to encouraging and sustaining the momentum mobilized on campus following these events.  Please join us - and bring your friends and colleagues - to these discussions.

Location: Kirsch Auditorium, Ray and Maria Stata Center
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Ted E. Johnson, 617.253.4940

The symposia series is being broadcast live on the Internet at http://web.mit.edu/katrina/symposia/ and will be permanently archived and distributed via MIT World http://mitworld.mit.edu/.


October 4, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: ESD TBAs
Speaker: Daniel Hastings, ESD Director

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


October 3, 2005
ESD Ph.D. student poster session

Our students are doing cutting-edge research. Please come learn, encourage, contribute.

Location: E40-298 and surrounding rooms
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Eda Daniel

Light refreshments served. No RSVP needed.


September 30, 2005

BIG questions after BIG Hurricanes

Katrina Response Advisory Group Symposium Series
Topic: How Can We Improve Disaster Response?
Speakers/panel (all from ESD):
  Professor Kenneth A. Oye, Political Science and Engineering Systems - "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Explaining Federal Responses to Katrina"
  Professor Richard C. Larson, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Director, Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals - "Recurring Problems with Disaster Response Systems"
 
Professor Yossi Sheffi, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics - "Resilient Enterprises"
Moderator: Daniel E. Hastings, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Director of the Engineering Systems Division

Big questions have arisen as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and their devastating aftermath. Questions concerning science and engineering, politics and leadership, cities and their citizens. MIT faculty members will address some of the many urgent questions in a series of MIT-wide symposia entitled "BIG Questions after Big Hurricanes."  This is the first of four.

The Katrina Response Advisory Group is committed to encouraging and sustaining the momentum mobilized on campus following these events.  Please join us - and bring your friends and colleagues - to these discussions.

Location: Kirsch Auditorium, Ray and Maria Stata Center
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: Entire MIT Community
Contact: Ted E. Johnson, 617-253-4940

The symposia series is being broadcast live on the Internet at http://web.mit.edu/katrina/symposia/ and will be permanently archived and distributed via MIT World http://mitworld.mit.edu/.


September 30, 2005
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Distinguished Speaker Series
Speaker: Scott Griffith, CEO, Zipcar

About Scott Griffith
Scott Griffith is the Chief Executive Officer of Zipcar. He has extensive experience raising equity capital as well as a history of senior level responsibility for business strategy and development, sales and marketing, and mergers and acquisitions, both for private and public companies. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Griffith holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

Location: W20 - 407, Stratton Student Center
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Open to: All
Contact: Anita Rao or Lavanya Marla

Lunch Provided by the Center for Transportation and Logistics.


September 30, 2005
The Park Centre for Complex Systems presents:
Title: Conceptual Engineering Design by Transforming Knowledge through Graph Representations
Speaker: Dr. Offer Shai, Department of Mechanics Materials and Systems, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Location: 35-520 (Given Lounge)
Time: 11:00 am
Contact: Tony Pulsone, 617.258.8479
Details: Click here for more details.


September 29, 2005
CTL Symposium
Title:The Resilient & Secure Supply Chain
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Robert C. Bonner, US Customs and Border Patrol

Other featured speakers for the event include Stephen E. Flynn, US Council of Foreign Relations and author of "America the Vulnerable"; Theo Fletcher, IBM Vice President of Security; and Yossi Sheffi, MIT CTL Director and author of "The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage."

Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel - Cambridge, MA
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open to: ESD Community - Registration Required
Contact: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If interested in attending, contact Nancy Martin, nlmartin "at" mit.edu
Details: Click here for more details.


September 28, 2005
LAI Research Seminar
Topic: The Future of Work
Speaker: Thomas W. Malone

Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and was one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century". Professor Malone teaches classes on leadership and information technology, and his research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology.

Location: 33-116
Time: 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Juliet Perdichizzi, 617.258.7628

Light refreshments served.


September 27, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: Heath Care Task Force
Speaker: Tom Allen, ESD/LFM/SDM

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


September 23, 2005
LFM-SDM Webseminar
Title: Product Family and Platform Strategy Development
Speaker: Olivier de Weck, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.


September 22, 2005
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Broadcast Series
Title: The Power Of Revolutionary Thinking: What Today's Scientists Can Teach You About Driving Innovation In Your Organization

Location: Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 1st floor, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Time: Program at 6:15 - 8:30 pm, Networking with sandwiches & sodas at 5:30 pm
Price: $20 Forum Members, $30 Forum Non-Members
Contact: Rob Butler, Marketing & Membership Manager, 617.253.2568
Details: Click here for more details.


September 22, 2005
The Future of the Car – The Car of the Future

Location: 4-237
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Open to: All
Contact: sberka "at" mit.edu, 617.253.6982
Details: Click here for more details.


September 22, 2005
MIT's Energy Research Council Energy Colloquium
Title: Energy for the Coming Decades: Trends and Technologies
Speaker: Dr. Steve Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP plc.

MIT's Energy Research Council is initiating a series of energy colloquia that will be of interest to faculty, staff and students across the campus. President Susan Hockfield and former Provost Robert Brown appointed the Energy Research Council "to lead the planning for the initiative in energy-related research and education—including developing a picture of the current state of MIT energy-related research and expertise; developing a list of promising science and engineering research areas that match global needs and MIT capabilities; and recommending an organizational structure that would facilitate work in these areas." (Tech Talk, June 8, 2005) The series opens on September 22, 2005 with a presentation  by Dr. Steve Koonin, Chief Scientist of BP plc.  Dr. Koonin also has a distinguished academic background, including nearly ten years as Cal Tech's provost. We invite you to join us.

Location: 32-123, Kirsch Hall, Stata Center
Time: Lecture: 4:00 pm, Refreshments at 3:30 pm
Open to: MIT Community
Contact: Marie Tangney, Laboratory for Energy and the Environment
Details: Click here for more details.

Reception will follow the lecture in Room 32-123


September 21, 2005
Cambridge Women's Panel – Sloan MBA
Moderator: Debra Woog McGinty, Director of LFM Admissions and Career Development

LFM's Director of Admissions and Career Development, Debra Woog McGinty, will be moderating a 45 minute women's panel presentation consisting of MIT Sloan alumnae speaking on the MIT Sloan MBA Program, followed by questions from the audience. The formal presentation will then be followed by a reception allowing for one-on-one discussion with alumnae, current students and MIT Sloan MBA Program staff.

Location: E51-395
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Contact: adcom "at" sloan.mit.edu, 617.258.5434

(note there is also one scheduled for October 17)


September 20, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: The Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals
Speaker: Richard Larson, CESF Director

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


September 16, 2005
LFM-SDM Webseminar
Title: RFID History and Current State
Speaker: Sanjay Sharma, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder of The Auto-ID Center at MIT

Time: 9:00 am PST / 12:00 noon EST
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree
Details: Click here for more details.


September 15-16, 2005
A seminar at the University of Cambridge, organised by the Communications Research Network
Title: The Connected Car

Location: New Hall, University of Cambridge
Time: 3.30 pm on September 15 and 3:00 pm on September 16
Contact: j.ouchikh "at" cmi.cam.ac.uk
Details: Click here for more details.


September 14, 2005
SDM Information Evening

Location: Marriott Hotel, Burlington, MA
Open to: Prospective SDM Applicants
Contact: Ted Hoppe
Details: Click here for more details.


September 14, 2005
ESD Diversity Planning Luncheon

Location: E40-208
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD staff and other interested parties
RSVP: To Fran Marrone by September 7, 2005
Contact: Lois Slavin for further info.


September 13, 2005
ESD Faculty and Teaching Staff Luncheon
Title: ESD Academic Year Plans
Speaker: Daniel Hastings, ESD Director

Location: E40-298
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Open to: ESD faculty and other invited guests
Contact: Fran Marrone


September 12, 2005
ESD Town Hall Meeting

This town meeting is called by ESD Director Dan Hastings for all ESD staff. The purpose is to discuss the new academic year, hear your issues, and outline the ESD strategic plan and our implementation of it.

Location: E40-298
Time: 4:00 pm
Open to: ESD Staff
Contact: Fran Marrone


September 12, 2005
MIT Supply Chain Club Kickoff Meeting

Contact: Mike Mulqueen
Details: Click here for more details.


September 12, 2005
ESD Dissertation Defense – Hongwei Zhu
Title: Effective Information Integration and Reutilization: Solutions to Technological Deficiency and Legal Uncertainty

Location: E40-298
Time: 9:00 am
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Eda Daniel
Details: Click here for more details.


September 8, 2005
Aero-Astro Seminar
Title: Overview of Topics in Space Logistics
Speaker: Lt Col Stephan P. Brady, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

Location: 33-116
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Open to: Aero-Astro and ESD Communities
Contact: Jeffrey Pasqual
Details: Click here for more details.


September 8, 2005 (First of four sessions)
EXCEL Mini-course (ESD 70)

Location: Stata Center Room 32-155
Contact: Prof. Richard de Neufville
Details: Click here for a schedule.


September 6, 2005
ESD Community Barbecue

Location: Kresge Oval (Kresge Oval is the open space across Mass. Ave. between Kresge Auditorium, the Chapel)
Rain location: Kresge Lobby (the lobby of Kresge Auditorium)
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Open to: ESD Community and family members/significant others
Contact: Eda Daniel

No need to RSVP, just show up.


August 31, 2005
TPP Orientation

Location: TPP Lounge, Room E40-380
Open to: TPP students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Sydney Miller
Details: Click here for more details.


August 31, 2005
ESD Ph.D. and S.M. Orientation

Location: E40-298
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Open to: ESD Ph.D. and S.M. students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Eda Daniel

Photos will be taken from 1:00 to 3:30pm in E40-208


August 29, 2005
The National Geographic Channel will feature the BioSuit System for Exploration Missions, which is the advanced space suit systems work of Professor Dava Newman and former astronaut Jeff Hoffman.

Tune in to the National Geographic Channel's "Naked Science: Spacemen" on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 9:00 pm ET/PT,  to hear Prof. Dava Newman and former astronaut Jeff Hoffman discuss their advanced spacesuit systems work, the BioSuit System for Exploration Missions. The overall program will examine what it would really take to embark on an inter-galactic journey to find a new home planet.

The program will also feature MIT's Dr. Larry Young who will discuss preventing muscle and bone loss in zero gravity; University of Florida anthropologist John Moore who calculates who and how many we should send into space to colonize our next home planet; and Marcelo Vasquez of the National Laboratory in Brookhaven in New York who has until 2010 to find a way to reduce the risk of cosmic radiation to manageable levels – or NASA will ground all long-distance space travel.

Time: 9:00 pm (also August 30, 2005, 12:00 am and September 4, 2005 3:00 pm)
Details: Click here fore more details.


August 26, 2005
LFM-SDM Online Seminar
Topic:Dishonesty in Everyday Life
Speaker: Professor Dan Ariely

Time: 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 noon Eastern
Open to: ESD Community
Contact: Alison McCaffree, 340.775.1002
Details: Click here for more details.


August 22 - September 2, 2005
MLOG Orientation

Contact: Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) Program
Details: Click here for a schedule (PDF document).


August 17, 2005
SDM Information Evening

Location: MIT Faculty Club
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Open to: Prospective SDM students
RSVP: http://sdm.mit.edu
Details: Click here for more details.


August 12, 2005
ESD Dissertation Defense – Chia-Chin Cheng
Title: Electricity Demand-Side Management for an Energy Efficient Future in China: Technology Options and Policy Priorities

Location: E40-298
Time: 9:30 am
Open to: Entire ESD Community
Contact: Eda Daniel
Details: Click here for more details.


August 5, 2005
SDM-LFM Candlepin Bowling Night
Hosted by the Student Life Committee

This is a chance for LFM and SDM student students to do battle over bowling frames instead of breakout rooms or micro-cubicles.

Location: Lanes & Games
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Open to: SDM, LFM students, and spouses/significant others
Contact: uday "at" sloan.mit.edu
Details: Click here for more details.


 

 

 

         
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