Dr. Paolo Gaudiano, President and Chief Technology Officer, Icosystem
Complexity Science as a Decision Support Platform to Drive Business Innovation

Agent-Based Simulation and Evolutionary Computing have proven especially valuable in providing decision makers with a low- risk, low-cost platform to test their innovative ideas. This presentation will provide an overview of several case studies, highlighting the unique value brought by these Complexity Science techniques. The presentation will also adress the challenges of bringing these technologies to market, both in terms of understanding the applied value of Complexity Science, and explaining it to prospective adopters.

Paolo Gaudiano, President and Chief Technology Officer, Icosystem. Paolo Gaudiano's interdisciplinary background and entrepreneurial skills come together in his role overseeing Icosystem's technology, operations and business development. Before joining Icosystem in 2001, Paolo was Chief Scientific Officer at Artificial Life, a company that applied natural language processing and autonomous agent technology to a variety of Internet usage and navigation problems. He began his career at Boston University, where he was a tenured associate professor specializing in the application of neural networks to the control of mobile robots and in the study of biological and machine vision and where he received several prestigious awards, including a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research and a Sloan Fellowship in Neuroscience. Paolo holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University. He remains academically involved, currently teaching at Tufts University's Gordon Institute.


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