Program Offerings

Ezra Systems Scholars Program offerings

Ezra Systems Speakers

A weekly seminar series invites prominent industry professionals, prestigious researchers and various other experts from all over the world to speak at Cornell. The series explores new concepts in systems science and engineering, examines industry insights and practices, and delves into systems-related research at the forefront of any discipline.

The seminar series is free and open to the entire Cornell community. An optional lunch buffet precedes each seminar as a networking opportunity for attendees. The series is also streamed online for those who cannot attend in person or who would like to view the seminars at a later time.

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Ezra Systems Visiting Scholars

Visiting scholars conduct research at Cornell while gaining access to the intellectual breadth of the university as well as all the resources one would expect from an Ivy League institution. The length of the residency is flexible, with scholars typically visiting for two weeks to a year. Ideally, on-going collaboration is facilitated after the residency by Ezra Systems post-doctoral researchers to each scholar and Cornell faculty.
Scholars must be established, mid-to-late-career researchers at the forefront of their domain who have interest in collaborating with one or more Cornell faculty on systems-related research. The Scholars Program provides support for travel, lodging and other accommodations.

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Ezra Postdoctoral Associates

Ezra Postdoctoral Associates conduct advanced systems research under the guidance of Cornell Systems faculty. They are expected to author or co-author substantial research papers/reports addressing a topic agreed upon by the post-doc and faculty. Post-docs should expect to spend about three quarters of their time on collaborative systems research, and are also expected to attend seminars and workshops.

Ezra Postdoctoral Associates must be recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. The Scholars Program provides an annual stipend and university health benefits.

The Ezra Systems Scholars Initiative is looking for post-doctoral researchers in the general field of systems engineering with application in important complex systems areas. Expertise in several of the methodologies AND application areas below is required.

Methodologies of interest:

  • Graph and network theory
  • Systems architecting
  • Agent-based simulation
  • Behavior science
  • Data science
  • Advanced computing
  • Optimization
  • Knowledge representation

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

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Ezra Systems Executives in Residence

Executives in residence come from industry and government, bringing with them the systems-related challenges—both large and small—that hinder their businesses or impede their agencies. These challenges are examined with intellectual insight and research, with executives in residence gaining access to Cornell faculty and post-docs ready to work on real-world problems. In exchange, executives in residence provide their wealth of professional engineering experience to advise faculty and students. This may include helping to make research more applicable to industry and facilitating industry connections.

Executives in residence typically remain on campus for one to four weeks, and on-going collaboration is encouraged after that time of residency. The residency may include financial support from the Scholars Program.

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