Decision sciences share common features with physics and biology. The large number of interacting agents renders decision sciences amenable to statistical physics approaches and agent-based models. However, these models generally have low operational applicability. In this seminar, Bazalgette and Langlois-Berthelot will share a work in progress that investigates the "kinetics of opinion shifts" in the context of subversion exposure.
About the speakers
Dr. Didier Bazalgette has worked for several decades in the (French) General Directorate of Armament and was in charge of selecting and coordinating R&D projects in Artificial Intelligence, Neurosciences, Human-Machine Technologies and Social Sciences. The majority of his R&D reports were confidential for security reasons. After his PhD in Physiology, Bazalgette participated actively in major European projects in systemic analysis and complex systems analysis. As an expert in operational research - and being a member of the General Directorate of Armament - he always looks at complex systems analysis from a problem-solving perspective.
Dr. Jean Langlois-Berthelot is an associate researcher at CLEA and at the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr. He met Didier Bazalgette in 2016 when he was working for the French Ministry of Armed Forces as a senior advisor. Since then, he maintained a very fruitful dialogue with Bazalgette. Learning from Bazalgette’s experience in the field of strategic analysis, Langlois-Berthelot has developed his own strategic analysis research focusing on three main axes: 1) Transcultural strategic analysis; 2) Systemic and dynamic strategic analysis and 3) Financing and sustaining innovation in the NBIC revolution (Nanotechnologies, Biotechnologies, Information technologies and Cognitive sciences).
The CLEA seminars are taking place simultaneously at the VUB campus in Etterbeek, Brussels, and online (via Zoom) and are open to everyone interested!
When. Friday March 24, 2023 from 14:00 until 16:00h
Where. VUB campus Etterbeek, room D.1.07. Note that the speakers will only be present online, not in the room.
Online. You can follow the seminar online via Zoom. You may need a Meeting ID and passcode to enter.
Meeting ID: 827 5779 8426Passcode: 122127