Seminar with Sam MacAulay

NEW FORMAT! We have decided to try a new way of running the weekly meetings. The idea is to make the seminars much more casual and even more fun. The plan is to have a cycle of 4 weeks with 3 very informal seminars and one more formal one. I hope this will get more people discussing their current work and more people interacting across the different and wonderful disciplines we have in the Centre. Complex'07 was a wonderful eye opener for the variety of people and topics being worked on in complex systems.

Specifically, the informal seminar format is thus:
- 20-30 minutes with questions during the talk.
- NO Electronic presentation except for showing graphs, pictures or animations.
- Topic can, and should be, current work even if no concrete results can yet be claimed; this is to facilitate lively discussion during which possible solutions to problems.
- Minimal preparation.

Additionally, we plan to make a list of everyone in the Centre who is around and doing research, and create a talk schedule. This is simply to create momentum and people are not obliged to commit to the time. We will be quite flexible anyway since we will need to fit in guest speakers or anyone else who is keen to give a more formal talk from time to time. Anyway let's see how it works.

Hence to kick off, we have this week:

ACCS Weekly Meeting

Place: Room 621/622, GP South (Building 78)
Time: Thursday 19 July 2007, 10:30 Morning Tea, 11:00am Seminar

Title: 'Discovering' Small Worlds in Potentially Biased Networks: A Methodological Critique

Speaker: Sam MacAulay, University of Queensland Business School and ARC Centre for Complex Systems

World-class basic and applied inter-disciplinary research on questions fundamental to understanding, designing and managing complex systems
2009 The ARC Centre for Complex Systems, Australia