Seminar hosted by the Centre for Persuasive Technology & Society (CPTS)
Date: 6 February 2017
Where: 3.224, University of Wollongong
From the initial qualitative analysis to quantitative analysis, methods and tool changes have bee promoted across into the social science and management fields. However, social systems and management areas are heavily involved in social phenomena which are difficult to quantify using mathematical language to describe and to solve. But some simulation methods we use in engineering fields now can be applied to related problems, which can better address some of the social science and management issues, to achieve certain effects. This topic will explain and discuss it. It will also help to expand the engineers’ ideas.
Xi Chen is Ph.D., Full Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor, Chair of Marketing and Electronic Business Department, Visiting Scholar/Postdoctor of Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington and Harvard University. Chen has authored more than 60 refereed journal/ international conference papers and book chapters. He has published 2 monographs and owns several national authorized patents. He is the project chief and sub project leader of more than 20 Foundations, including the key project of the National Natural Science Foundation, the key project of the National Social Sciences Foundation, National Science Foundation, and National Ministry of Education Science Foundation and so on. He is the innovation team leader of Nanjing University. He got the 2015 Youth Award of Management in China，Best Paper Award of Chinese Academy of System Simulation, Outstanding Achievement Award of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Jiangsu Province and so on. He has been elected to Ministry of Education for New Century Excellent Talents Scheme since 2011, and 3 high level talents plans in Jiangsu Province. He is the chair and the commissioner of some international/national academic associations, the chair of some technical committees, the chair of organization committee of some refereed conferences, and the associate editor and editorial member of some refereed international journals and conferences. His research interests include business intelligence, services engineering and management, computational simulation experiments, Internet data analysis.