8th UNDERSTANDING
C S O Y M S P T L E E M X S

Symposium

May 12-15, 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

After Dinner Talk:

Hava Siegelmann
Comupter Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Plenary Talks:

Yaneer Bar-Yam
President of the New England Complex Systems Institute

Krastan Blagoev
National Science Foundation

Timothy Buchman
fmr. President of the Assoc. of Critical Care Doctors, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Tansu Celikel
Neurobiology, University of Southern California

David Campbell
Provost, Boston University

James Crutchfield*
Physics, University of California, Davis

Nina Fefferman
Mathematics, Princeton University

Laura Greene*
Physics, UIUC

Eva Hudlicka
Psychometrix Associates, Blacksburg, VA

Eva Hudlicka
Psychometrix Associates

Allen Hunt
Physics, Wright State University

Duane Johnson
Director of the Materials Computation Center, UIUC

Leo Kadanoff
frm. President of the American Physical Society
University of Chicago

Harold Klein
Fox School of Business & Management, Temple University

Arnold Mandell
Vice President and Director of Research, Cielo Institute

Bruce Miller
Physics, Texas Christian University

Martin Paulus
Psychiatry, UCSD

Philip Phillips
Physics, UIUC

Adam Pilarski
Senior Vice President, AVITAS

Nikodem Poplawski
Physics, Indiana University

Itamar Procaccia
The Weizmann Institute of Science

Tommi Raij
Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Albert Rizzo
Psychiatry and Gerontology, University of Southern California

Abbas Shirinifard
The Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University

Hava Siegelmann
Comupter Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Aaron Sloman
School of Computer Science The University of Birmingham, England

Kevin Spencer
Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Maciej Swat
The Biocomplexity Institute, Indiana University

Jack Tomarchio
Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, United States Department of Homeland Security

In Visarath
SPAWAR Systems Center, San Diego

Bruce West
Senoir Scientist, Army research Lab

Brian White
The MITRE Corporation, Director, Systems Engineering Process Office

Stephen Wolfram
Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, Champaign

* to be confirmed