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Researchers and Industry Join Forces to
Examine Complex Intractable Problems

In July 2000, the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Pennsylvania announced the creation of the Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach (ACASA). Named for Dr. Russell Ackoff, Emeritus Anheuser-Busch Professor of the Wharton School, the center operates as a think tank in the vanguard of systems approaches.


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ACASA is a lab without walls aimed at facilitating trans-disciplinary interactions amongst colleagues across scientific fields. We are particularly interested in how social systems theories can inform computational tools and simulators and, conversely, how computational integrations help to identify gaps in science and stimulate new research needs.


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