Ezra’s Systems Scholars
The Ezra’s Systems Scholars Program at Cornell provides an intellectual platform for established premiere systems thinkers to collaborate and examine many of the world’s complex issues. Leading scholars from industry, academia and government alike are able to come together to examine problems in their domain with the advantage of different perspectives that would otherwise not be accessible in one place. Selected scholars must be at the forefront of systems thinking in areas such as healthcare, energy, transportation, defense, finance, food, climate change, smart cities etc.
1. Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars
- Scholars must be viewed as outstanding, established, and at the forefront of their domain (mid-career visiting scholars will also be considered).
- The Program’s framework allows flexibility for visiting scholars’ length of residency and has the advantage of on-going collaboration after you leave, organized by the Ezra post-doc assigned to your group. Visits of 1-2 weeks, a semester or academic year can be accommodated.
- Scholars will enjoy free accommodations for the duration of their stay, a dedicated desk/work area, and other perks of being recognized as a leader in their field.
- Groups of scholars working in the same application area will have a post-doc assigned to their group to do white paper drafts, recording of discussions and post-visit follow-up with the intent of publishing a paper, coordinating a grant proposal or other recognized research outcomes.
2. Ezra Systems Post-Docs
- Post-docs are expected to work in a systems thematic area in one of the domains listed above. They are expected to attend seminars and workshops, and author or co-author a substantial paper addressing a topic agreed upon by the post-doc and faculty host. Post-docs should expect to spend about three quarters of their time on collaborative work in one or more of systems thematic areas.
- Post-docs must be recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree (earned your degree within the last five years)
- Support provided to post-docs are: an annual stipend of $60,000 and eligibility to participate in Cornell’s health benefits program.
3. Ezra Systems Speakers
- Distinguished academics and practitioners are invited to give a talk in the Systems Colloquium series.
- Speakers will enjoy the opportunity to meet with Cornell faculty and students to discuss future collaboration that would be beneficial to both parties.