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Building Bridges Lecture: Madhav Marathe

Madhav Marathe, PhD

Advancing the Practice of Transdisciplinary Research: Disasters, Bio-Threats, and Social Behavior

Given the complexity of current societal change, impactful action is anticipated to come from insights that span multiple academic disciplines and gain support across a range of interest groups within society. Advancing the art and practice of transdisciplinary work requires learning how to remove institutional barriers to collaboration, the development of collaborative technologies, and dedicated staff to facilitate activities. Join us as Madhav Marathe, PhD, shares his experience as the inaugural Building Bridges lecturer.


Livestream available via this link. Video of the seminar available via the embedded media below.


The seminar will be followed by a networking reception from 5-6PM in the Colonnade Club.

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Madhav Marathe is the division director of the Network Systems Science & Advanced Computing (NSSAC) Division at the Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He has published more than 300 research articles in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books, and has over twenty-five years of experience in project leadership and technology development. His research interests are in network science, foundations of computing, Artificial Intelligence, human and engineered intelligence at scale, computational epidemiology, socially coupled system science, and high performance computing. Before joining UVA, he held positions at Virginia Tech and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, SIAM, and AAAS, and was the 2011 Inaugural George Michael Distinguished Scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.