Thursday, 9am-3:30pm CDT Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) is hosting a “Network Science Workshop” organized by Dr. Nate Veldt , assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. The workshop is in person at Blocker 220. To register for the event, please click here.
Dr. Astrid Layton of the BiSSL group will be presenting as an invited speaker at the workshop, covering work from the BiSSL group in her talk titled “Bio-Inspired Network Design: Using Nature’s Ecosystems to Design Resilient and Sustainable Human Networks.”
Abstract: Inspiration from nature has produced some fascinating, novel, and life changing solutions for the human world. Most of these bio-inspired designs however have been product based. Taking a systems perspective when we look to nature taps inspirations that can improve the critical networks we depend on. This talk focuses on biological ecosystems in particular, complex networks of interacting species that are able to support individual needs while maintaining system-level functions. These networks offer inspiration for achieving both sustainability AND resilience in the design of our human engineered networks. Quantitative ecosystem descriptors and analysis techniques adapted from ecology enable desirable ecosystem characteristics to be used as design guides for things like industrial resource networks, water networks, supply chains, and power grids.Astrid Layton (2023) “Bio-Inspired Network Design: Using Nature’s Ecosystems to Design Resilience and Sustainable Human Networks” TAMIDS Network Science Workshop. College Station, TX.