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Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, isthe vanAmeringen Chair in
Nursing Excellence & Professor of Nursing, University of
Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Vice
President & Director of Research, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). Throughout her career, Dr. Bowles’ research has focused on the use of
information technology and health informatics to improve healthcare for
at-risk older adults and support healthcare providers’ efforts to
improve planning and provide transitional care following hospital
discharge, thereby reducing hospital readmissions. Her ongoing studies,
funded primarily by NIH, include the development of decision support
tools to determine the best site of care for those needing
post-discharge services; telehealth technology applications; the effect
of home care and post-acute referrals on patient outcomes; and
evaluation of electronic health records.
Steven Kimbrough is Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School. His research interests that include: decision support systems; electronic commerce; artificial intelligence and computational rationality; logic modeling; evolutionary computation (including genetic algorithms and genetic programming).
Current projects include: knowledge-based decision support systems, intelligent filtering and retrieval of multi-media information, and computational modeling of intelligent adaptation.
John Pourdehnad holds his Ph.D. in Systems Sciences from the Wharton School, and is
an adjunct professor of Systems Engineering. His primary areas of focus and
research include implications of Systems Thinking in complex problem
formulation and systems redesign, knowledge development in creation of new
products and services and the development of socio-technical systems for
learning and knowledge-to-wisdom management in complex adaptive systems.
Barry Silverman is Director of ACASA at Penn and professor
of engineering/SE, and secondary in Medicine and Nursing as well as fellow and honoree of several
professional societies. He has authored or edited 12 books, 160 articles and 7 copyrighted
software systems on intelligent agents, knowledge management and virtual worlds for
enhancing human performance and adaptivity.
Barry G. Silverman
Tony Smith is a Professor of Systems Engineering and Regional Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary area of research is in the theory and application of probabilistic models to spatial interaction behavior. A secondary area of research is in transportation and land use modeling. Dr. Smith holds his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He has written two textbooks and numerous journal articles. Dr. Smith was designated the 1999 recipient of the Walter Isard Award for Distinguished Scholarship by the Regional Science Association International.
Tony E. Smith
Vukan R. Vuchic is UPS Foundation Professor (Emeritus) of Transportation Engineering and Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.
Areas of research include: Urban Transportation, Urban Public Transportation, Highway Transportation, Transportation Networks and Railroad Systems.