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John Keenan is Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Research areas include the biological and health effects of pollution, wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, environmental impact assessment, and hazardous materials in the environment. Recent research efforts include assessment and selection of waste heat utilization technologies focusing on steam electric power facilities; an analysis of water resources in selected countries of the Middle East; development of single sludge wastewater treatment technologies; production and control of landfill leachates; development of expert systems for remediation of hazardous waste sites.

John Keenan

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 is Associate Director of ACASA. Dr. Pourdehnad holds his Ph.D. in Systems Sciences from the Wharton School, and is currently 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.


Stanley Schwartz is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, board certified in Diabetes and Endocrinology. His clinical and research interests lie with the study of clinical information systems, and decision and learning aids for diabetics. His a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Stanley Schwartz

Barry Silverman is Director of ACASA at Penn and professor of engineering/SE & CIS, Medicine and Wharton/OPIM as well as fellow and honoree of several professional societies. He has authored or edited 12 books, 100 articles and 7 patented software systems on intelligent agents, knowledge management and virtual worlds for enhancing human performance and adaptivity.


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 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.


Iraj Zandi is the National Center professor Emeritus of Resource Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been since 1966. He has published more that 100 research papers. He has lectured internationally on systems thinking and its application in a number of engineering disciplines. His current research is on the role of neural networks and connectionist learning metholodogies for improving systems modeling, prediction, and risk management.
Iraj Zandi