Visualization Portal (5628 Math Sciences)
Apr 25 2014 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
The capacity for science to make progress on core societal challenges requires new forms of instiutional agility, yet the track record for public-private partnerships, strategic alliances, consortia, and related multi-stakeholder initiatives is mixed. This talk presents data from several collaborative efforts targeting major societal challenges: the Biomarkers Consortium at FNIH advancing personalized medicine; EarthCube, led by NSF creating a cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences; and Aircraft Noise and Emissions, contributing to the Next Generation Air Transportation System on environmental matters. Among key findings presented are new insights into the ways that internal alignment within each institutional stakeholder is a necessary precurcor to producing the collaborative structure and processes that are needed for success.
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor and former dean in the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) at the University of Illinois, where he also holds a joint appointment in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He is an award-winning author who has co-authored or co-edited, ten books and over ninety articles on high performance work systems, transformation in labor-management relations, negotiations and conflict resolution, economic development, and engineering systems. His current research is centered on stakeholder alignment in complex systems- a foundation for institutions in the 21st Century. Joel was the 2009 President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Prior to coming to the Univeristy of Illinois, Joel had a joint appointment in MIT’s Engineering Systems Learning Center and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, as well as appointments at Babson College and Michigan State University. He has extensive experience leading large-scale systems change initiatives with public and private stakeholders in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, England, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Spain, South Africa, and the United States. Joel holds a Ph.D in Industrial Relations from MIT and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.