Program Descriptions

Ezra Systems Speakers - Disseminating world-class Systems research

Program Description

Ezra Systems Speakers spend two to three days at Cornell. During this time, they have one-on-one meetings with selected faculty and students, and they give an invited seminar at our Ezra Systems Colloquium Series, which has been disseminating state-of-the-art Systems research since 2007. These seminars are regularly attended by faculty and graduate students in Systems and other programs including engineering, computer and information science, and the social sciences.

Requirements and Qualifications

Ezra Systems Speakers must be proven leaders in their field of research, in one of the topic areas emphasized above. Speakers at the level of Full Professor are typical. Ezra Systems Speakers slots are by invitation only – there is no application process. If you are interested in becoming an Ezra Speaker, please contact a Systems faculty member in your area of interest.

Support and Benefit

Ezra System Speakers are reimbursed for all travel expenses. They are also provided with a visitor’s office during their time at Cornell. In addition to the technical meetings, they participate in social events such as topical lunches or dinners with selected faculty and students.

Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars - Establishing strong collaborations and pushing boundaries in Systems research.

Program Description

Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars have more flexibility in terms of length of the stay, as they may spend anywhere from two weeks to a full academic year at Cornell. This program is designed to start new collaborations that will persist after the scholar leaves, for example through a co-advised Ezra Systems post-doc. Through these collaborations, Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars and Cornell faculty and students push the boundaries of Systems research by developing important breakthroughs to solve hard problems and defining new research directions.

Requirements and Qualifications

Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars must be viewed as outstanding, established, and at the forefront of their domain. Mid-career visiting scholars will also be considered, depending on the strength of the application. Prospective Ezra Visiting Scholars must submit an application with a CV and a short research proposal describing the research to be conducted as well as the expected collaborations at Cornell. Applications are due twice a year in February and October. Applications are reviewed by Cornell Systems faculty members, as well as faculty members in other relevant disciplines as required. Decisions are made within a month of the application deadlines.

Support and Benefit

Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars are provided with local accommodation in Ithaca, travel and lodging, and access/network to the intellectual breadth of Cornell’s entire faculty for the duration of their stay (two weeks to one year).

Ezra Systems Research Associates (including Post-Docs) – Conducting collaborative systems research on global challenges and becoming new leaders in the field

Program Description

Ezra Systems Research Associates and Post-docs spend one to three years at Cornell and during that time they are expected to work on a systems thematic area in one of the domains identified by Systems Engineering faculty. They are expected to attend seminars and workshops, and author or co-author substantial papers/reports addressing a topic agreed upon by the post-doc and Systems program/faculty. During their experience, Ezra Systems Research Associates gain new skills and receive mentoring that will enable them to become the next generation of leaders in Systems research. They will also gain team-work experience and technical training across disciplines by participating in Systems grant proposal writing led by Systems program/faculty. Please see more detailed information, please click here.

Current application areas of interest:

  • Cyber-Human-Physical Systems – Human-system interaction, human-centered planning and design

  • Smart, Connected, and Healthy Communities – Smart integrative energy systems

  • Smart, Connected, and Healthy Communities – Smart mobility and transportation systems

  • Urban Technology and Infrastructure Systems – Urban technologies, urban analytics, urban systematics

  • Systems Thinking, Enterprise, and Management/Leadership

Requirements and Qualifications

Ezra Systems Research Associates must be recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (within the last five years) and will typically be perceived by their peers as rising stars in their field. Prospective Ezra Systems Research Associates must submit an application containing required materials. Applications are typically due twice a year, Jan. 15 and July 15, to start in the following fall or spring semester. Applications are reviewed by Cornell Systems faculty members as well as faculty members in other relevant disciplines as required. Decisions are made within a month of the application deadlines.

Support and Benefit

Ezra Systems Research Associates are provided with a competitive annual stipend commensurate with their level of experience, and eligibility to participate in Cornell’s health benefits program.

Ezra Systems Executives in Residence – Connecting research with industry and government for real-world impact

Program Description

Ezra Systems Executives in Residence (EIR) typically spend one to four weeks at Cornell. During this time, they work with one or more faculty, post-doc, and graduate students on a problem of direct relevance to them, with the goal of understanding their needs, formulating a well-posed research problem, and starting long-term fruitful collaborations. EIR may also give guest lectures and mentor students about career choices.

Requirements and Qualifications

Systems Executives in Residence are typically high-level executives and program managers in charge of addressing one of the Systems challenges mentioned above. EIR are by invitation only – there is no application process. If you are interested in becoming an EIR, please contact a Systems faculty member in your area of interest.

Support and Benefit

Systems Executives in Residence are provided with local accommodation in Ithaca, travel and lodging, and access/network to the whole intellectual breadth of Cornell faculty for the duration of their stay.