Plenary Speakers

Speaker: Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts

Bio: Anna Nagurney is the John F. Smith Memorial Professor in the Department of Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the Founding Director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and the Supernetworks Laboratory for Computation and Visualization at UMass Amherst. She is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at UMass Amherst. She received her AB, ScB, ScM, and PhD degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She devotes her career to education and research that combines operations research/management science, engineering, and economics. Her focus is the applied and theoretical aspects of network systems, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, critical infrastructure, and in economics and finance.

Speaker: Marco Scarsini, LUISS, Italy

Bio: Marco Scarsini is a professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS, Rome, Italy. His research interests include applied probability and game theory, with a current focus on congestion games and social learning.


Speaker: Jason Marden, University of California, Santa Barbara

Bio: Jason R. Marden is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received the B.S. degree in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in 2007 (under the supervision of Jeff S. Shamma), both in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he was a junior fellow in the Social and Information Sciences Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology until 2010 and then an assistant professor at the University of Colorado until 2015. He is a recipient of an ONR Young Investigator Award (2015), an NSF Career Award (2014), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2012), the SIAM CST Best Sicon Paper Award (2015), and the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award (2012). His research interests focus on game-theoretic methods for the control of distributed multiagent systems.

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