MCCHE Precision Convergence Webinar Series: Dr. Paul P. Maglio



Shaping Education Priorities of the Future: A proposal based on Convergence and Complexity

Presented by Dr. Paul P. Maglio

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Paul P. Maglio is a Professor of Management and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Merced. He is currently Chair of the Master of Management Profes-sional Degree Program and Director of the Division of Management and Information in the School of Engineering at UC Merced. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from MIT and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of California at San Diego. One of the founders of the field of service science, Dr. Maglio was Editor-in-Chief of Service Science (INFORMS) from 2013-2018, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Service Research (Sage), and is lead editor of the Handbook of Service Sci-ence, Volumes I and II (Springer). Dr. Maglio has published more than 125 scientific papers in computer science, cognitive science, and service science. His current research focuses on the nature of value creation in service settings, particularly given “smart” or “autonomous” tech-nologies. His current administrative activities are aimed at creating the new E. & J. Gallo School of Management at UC Merced.


The anchor presentation of this webinar will address critical education and knowledge gaps limiting our ability to understand and effectively manage the human-centered complex systems that are central to a sustainable future. Plans to establish the Ernest & Julio Gallo School of Management at UC Merced are taken as a real-world context for presentation and panel discussion. With an emphasis on conver-gence education and research, the proposed Gallo School is planned to represent the future of management, bringing cognition, economics, complexity, data science, sustainability, and management together in one school whose cross-cutting programs will represent a unique mix of disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty and students. Graduates of its undergraduate, professional, and doctoral research programs will ad-dress challenges of the complex systems of everyday life, in public and private sectors, from health care to climate solutions, from education to resource management, and more. The proposed Gallo School is to be a world leader in the science, design, technology, and management of human-centered complex systems, creating fundamental and applied knowledge and developing ethical and excellent leaders who drive sus-tainable prosperity, locally and globally. Drawing from a wide array of disciplines, the Gallo School will provide a well-rounded education that incorporates multiple perspectives for solving real-world problems. A panel of academic and action leaders will reflect more broadly on the education priorities that we are, as a society, to move toward a better future at scale. They will provide insights and next step design, imple-mentation, and adaptive learning strategy required to prepare students for careers in science, engineering, sustainability, and management, in-cluding business management, environmental and natural resource management, public policy, educational leadership, data analytics, technolo-gy management, and more.

With High-Level Panel of Leaders in Science, Technology, On-the-Ground Action, and Policy, Co-chaired by Prof. Laurette Dubé (MCCHE) and Dr. Shawn Brown (PSC).

The Precision Convergence Webinar Series is co-hosted by The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) at McGill University and The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Centera joint computational research center between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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