2018年7月3日下午13:30，美国史蒂文斯理工学院的副教授Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez博士受我院工程管理系李玉龙副教授的邀请，来到我院进行学术交流，并在学院四号楼320教室进行了题为《Resilience and Social Analytics》的短期授课。清华大学张弛副教授、工程管理系系副主任汪涛副教授、信息学院杨铭副教授作为点评人参加了此次授课，并同参加课程的同学与Rmairez-Marquez进行了深入交流。
Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez博士为同学们介绍了弹性系统的概念、系统弹性的前沿研究成果及其在非传统领域方面的应用，以此来解决生活中常见的问题。Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez博士将弹性系统应用于文本分析，尤其是新闻媒体的主题当中，来评价现实事件对社交媒体的影响。Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez博士构建了一个新的社交媒体弹性评价框架，通过YouTube、Facebook等社交平台，对比分析了美国黑人民权运动领袖马丁路德金的演讲《I have a dream》与美国总统特朗普的讲话的影响力。此外，Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez博士还表示，弹性系统在未来还可以应用于对弹性的数学拓展分析、研究长期弹性和弹性间接成本、优化时间管理等方面。在课堂的互动提问环节，现场的讨论气氛积极热烈，学生们都受益良多。课程讨论结束，清华大学张弛副教授做了总结性评价。
Short bio:Dr. Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez is Director of the Enterprise Science and Engineering Division and Associate Professor in the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds degrees from Rutgers University in Industrial Engineering (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) and Statistics (M.Sc.) and from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Actuarial Science. His research efforts focus on the development of mathematical models for the analysis and computation of system operational effectiveness; reliability and vulnerability analysis as the basis for designing system resilience. He also works at the intersection of evolutionary computation for the optimization of complex problems associated with system performance and design. In his most recent work, he has explored the interplay between data visualization and analytical decision making. In these areas, Dr. Ramirez-Marquez has conducted funded research for both private industry and government and, has published over 100 refereed manuscripts in technical journals, book chapters and industry reports. Dr. Ramirez-Marquez has presented his research findings nationally and internationally in conferences such as INFORMS, ISERC, INCOSE, CESUN and, ESREL. He has served as the President of the Quality Control and Reliability division board of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He is a member of the Technical Committee on System Reliability for the European Safety and Reliability Association and Associate Editor of the IISE Transactions. He can be contacted at email@example.com
Resilience and Social Analytics
Abstract: In presentation I will discuss work being done at visdec.org at Stevens Institute of technology to advance the state of the art in the concept of systems resilience and its applicability to areas not traditionally considered. For example, applying the concept of resilience to text analytics, particularly topics in the news media, allowed us to create a framework that measures the impact that real life events have in social media. Our framework consists of three parts: i) proposing a mathematical model of resilience to relate events to their effects in general, ii) propose a text narrative model and estimation tools to understand how topics are dealt with in single articles and finally, iii) combining the resilience model with the narrative model and other network tools to create a new topic resilience model that can be used to measure not only the quantitative effects of real live events, but also the manner they spread in news media.