Discussion on Transforming Tools of Emerging and Converging Technologies for Societal Benefit
Richard Newton Rooms, Level 5
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building, Building number 193
T: (03) 9035 8028
This Control and Signal Processing Laboratory breadth series talk aims to promote discussion and look at 'the bigger picture' of research in the international context. Students are especially encouraged to attend as the discussion may give perspective to their own research plans. In particular, Professor Manton is seeking feedback on the ideas he will be presenting at a workshop that is part of an international study coordinated by NSF in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CNSF, the Department of Science & Technology in India, and science and technology organizations in Australia.
The workshop describes itself as follows: Some important themes pervade science, mathematics, and technology and appear over and over again, whether we are looking at an ancient civilization, the human body, or a comet. They are ideas that transcend disciplinary boundaries and prove fruitful in explanation, in theory, in observation, and in design (AAAS, 1989) Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges (NAS, 2012). The main goals of this international study are advancing convergence of science and technology, evaluate methods to improve its transforming tools and governance, and identify long-term trends in applications and societal dimensions of emerging and converging technologies. The project will gather information on interdisciplinary research, development, application projects and trends in the participating countries.