Seminar Series: Game-Theoretic Policies for Complex Systems

Prof. Jose B. Cruz, Jr.
DOST Balik Scientist, Ateneo De Manila University


Contemporary challenges such as mitigating the negative effects of global warming, reducing dependence on imported oil, reducing damage from floods, and many more challenges in socio-political-economic problems have one fact in common: There are important stakeholders that influence each other. When various stakeholders have options to choose from, a major question is how they should make their choices. This seminar
series will consist of eight 3-hour modules. The modules will be covered over eight Saturdays from July 16 to September 10, 2011. The first module will include an overview of the scope of the field and example areas of applications for addressing several complex systems issues of national and international concerns. The last module will include a summary discussion of some open problems for research in both the underlying theory and potential applications. It is expected that an interdisciplinary research
group will be formed to address some major science and technology problems that are intrinsically inherent in complex systems.  Knowledge of ordinary differential equations and linear algebra will be presumed.

About Prof. Cruz:
Jose B. Cruz, Jr. recently retired as Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is a leading expert in control theory.

Prof. Cruz completed his BS in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from UP Diliman in 1953, the first recipient of such an honor from the university. He obtained his MS Electrical Engineering from MIT in Cambridge and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.


Due to the Freshman Parents’ Orientation which was rescheduled for the morning of July 16, the new schedule of the Lecture Series on Complex Systems by Dr. Jose B. Cruz is revised as follows:

July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 10

If needed, additional meetings will be scheduled. The lectures will be held at CTC Room 219, 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. To confirm your attendance, please email Girlie at:


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2 Responses to Seminar Series: Game-Theoretic Policies for Complex Systems

  1. Cogon says:

    Sir is the seminar free? Where can I register for such modules and where can I find details regarding the seminars like where will it be held?

  2. Cogon,

    Most likely you have to enroll in the course.

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