Analysis and Synthesis of Sustainable Systems

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The newly introduced concept of “Sustainability Over Set” (SOS) is presented.
The field of sustainability has traditionally suffered from a lack of specificity, that leads to misinterpretations regarding a system's sustainability status. The SOS concept readily allows the incorporation of human input into system sustainability assessment, by requiring the sustainability practitioner to develop/employ a mathematical model of the studied system, such as for example a set of ordinary differential equations whose solution captures the system's dynamic behavior.mSOS also requires that the user defines in advance the region in the system's state-space, within which the system's behavior must remain for all time. In return, SOS provides definitive "yes" or "no" answers to the question “is the system sustainable?”. Following the SOS introduction, illustrative case studies are presented, on a high dimensional ecosystem, and on an economic growth cycle.



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  • 201 E MacArthur Blvd,
  • Santa Ana, California
  • United States 92707
  • Building: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana – Orange County Airport

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  • Co-sponsored by Region 6 Southern Area


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Dr. Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis of UCLA

The newly introduced concept of “Sustainability Over Set” (SOS) is presented.
The field of sustainability has traditionally suffered from a lack of specificity, that leads to misinterpretations regarding a system's sustainability status.
The SOS concept readily allows the incorporation of human input into system sustainability assessment, by requiring the sustainability practitioner to develop/employ a mathematical model of the studied system, such as for example a set of ordinary differential equations whose solution captures the system's dynamic behavior.mSOS also requires that the user defines in advance the region in the system's state-space, within which the system's behavior must remain for all time. In return, SOS provides definitive "yes" or "no" answers to the question “is the system sustainable?”. Following the SOS introduction, illustrative case studies are presented, on a high dimensional ecosystem, and on an economic growth cycle.

Biography:

Dr. Vasilios I. Manousiouthakis is a Distinguished Professor, UCLA Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, and the Director, Hydrogen Engineering Research Consortium (HERC)





Agenda

6:30 PM- Social hour  (There will be a few of us meeting for dinner in the hotel restaurant at 5 PM,  Contact c.jackson@ieee.org if you want to join)

7:00 PM- Talk

8:00 PM- meeting ends