another talk about sharing and transportation
- Come to SRI as we welcome Café Scientifique speaker:
BALAJI PRABHAKAR, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Topic – “It Pays to Do the Right Thing”
Date: *Wednesday*, November 10, 2010 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: SRI Menlo Park (Middlefield Road at Ringwood Ave.)
> Doors will open at 5:15 – don’t be late!For directions, video links and more, visit us on the web
> Do not park at SRI’s main entrance (333 Ravenswood)
> Directions at http://www.cafescisv.org/sridirections.html
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(NOTE: this cafe will occur on a Wednesday)
The term “societal networks” probably makes most people think about
Facebook. For Stanford Professor Balaji Prabhakar, the term applies
to a broad range of human activities that are vital for a society’s
functioning. Transportation networks, electricity grids, healthcare
networks, and recycling systems are examples.
Prabhakar is interested in human behavior and efficiency within these
systems. At the November Café, he will discuss incentive mechanisms
in societal networks, the role technology will play in improving
efficiency, and his own experiments aimed at reducing road congestion.
Prabhakar is a faculty member in the Departments of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He has been
a Terman Fellow at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation. He has received the CAREER award from the U.S.
National Science Foundation, the Erlang Prize, and the Rollo Davidson
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Coffee, tea and biscotti will be complimentary, provided by SRI -
Bring your own mug if you wish to avoid using disposable cups.
Courtesy of Kepler's there will be a drawing for a $30 gift card for
books or merchandise at Kepler's on El Camino Real in Menlo Park.
Those who choose to enter the drawing will have their names added to
the Kepler's mailing list. Special thanks to Kepler's for supporting
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