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.