Precision Convergence Webinar Series

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.

Precision convergence (PC) expands upon precision medicine to the many facets of precision targeting embedded in modern society, be these targeting the person’s behavior, product/service design, professional practices, manufacturing processes, investment, system design, or policy. We propose precision convergence (PC) as an approach to science and action to tap into the power of human and machine intelligence, creativity and empathy for transformation at scale.  The precision convergence series catalyzes unique synergy between novel partnerships across sciences, sectors and jurisdictions around targeted domains of real-world solutions and a next generation convergence of AI with advanced research computing and other data and digital architectures.

Past Webinars

Samer FarajExpertise Collaboration for Grand Challenges:
Insights from Management Sciences and Lessons from Healthcare

Samer Faraj
Canada Research Chair in Technology, Innovation & Organizing - McGill University

March 27, 2024 | 11 AM to 1 PM EST

Evolution of the Intelligent Digital Twin

Daniel R. Isaacs
CTO & GM: Digital Twin Consortium
With special briefing by pioneer Dr. Michael Grieves

December 14, 2023 | 11 AM to 1 PM EST

Challenges and Possibilities in Digital Financial Markets: Risk and ReturnPatrick Augustin

Patrick Augustin
Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

November 1, 2023 | 2:00 pm EST

Intellectual humility in an uncertain and polarized world
Igor Grossmann

Presented by Igor Grossmann

October 27, 2023

Do mandated financial disclosures help consumer make better choices?Dilip Soman

Presented by Dilip Soman

October 17, 2023

Moving towards Interpretable Models of Functioning Brains For Adaptive Real-World Behavior and Sustainable HealthRaghu Machiraju

Presented by Raghu Machiraju

September 27, 2023

Science Gateways – Enabling Seamless Large-Scale Modeling and Data Processing on Supercomputers for Domain Sciences with the Neuroscience Gateway as a Case StudyAmit Majumdar

Presented by Dr. Amit Majumdar

September 13, 2023

Computation May Be All You Need: Is Intelligence Convergent?Mark Daley

Presented by Mark Daley

May 31, 2023

Randy McIntoshMaybe We Can Access the Brain’s Hidden Repertoire Through Music...

Presented by Randy McIntosh

April 26, 2023

Ivan de AraujoSensation, Reward, and Gut-Brain Pathways

Presented by Ivan de Araujo

April 5, 2023

Tuomas SandholmThe State of Representing and Solving Games

Presented by Tuomas Sandholm

February 15, 2023

Dani BassettQuantifying Economy in Brain Networks

Presented by Dani Bassett

January 20, 2023

Michael J. FrankClustering and generalization of abstract structures in reinforcement learning and musicality

Presented by Michael J. Frank

November 9, 2022

Tom Griffiths Headshot Scaling up experimental psychology: From experiments to algorithms

Presented by Tom Griffiths

October 26th, 2022

Viktor Jirsa HeadshotOn the Understanding of Behaviour as a Guide to Understand the Brain: Advances in Multiscale Coordination Dynamic

Presented by Dr. Viktor Jirsa

September 20th, 2022

Dr. Lauren N. RossDistinctions Among Causation in Neuroscience and Biology: A Theoretical Framework to Support Smart Sciences for Real-World Transformation

Presented by Dr. Lauren N. Ross

June 23, 2022

Dr. Satrajit GhoshLeveraging brain research to change scientific culture, education, and infrastructure

Presented by Dr. Satrajit Ghosh

May 24, 2022

Karl FristonSelf Evidencing For Individual and Collective Agency

Presented by Dr. Karl Friston

May 4, 2022

Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) PandaScalable Distributed Deep/Machine Learning: Challenges and Opportunities in Handling Societal Problems

Presented by Dr. Dhabaleswar K. (DK) Panda

April 7, 2022

Dr. Constantine SedikidesThe Homeostatic Model of Identity Protection

Presented by Dr. Constantine Sedikides

March 1, 2022

Dr. Madhav MaratheContagion science over multiplex networks: The role of AI and computing

Presented by Dr. Madhav Marathe

February 16, 2022

Dr. Daniel L. Schacter

Adaptive Constructive Processes in Memory, Imagination, and Creativity

Presented by Dr. Daniel L. Schacter

January 19, 2022


Dr. Scott KelsoUnderstanding Complex Systems for Real-World Transformation: Multiscale Coordination Dynamics

Presented by Dr. Scott Kelso

December 14, 2021

Daniel S. KatzTowards Sustainable Research Software

Presented by Dr. Daniel S. Katz

December 2, 2021

Dr. Harris LewinThe Earth BioGenome Project: Convergence Science at the Nexus of the Global Biodiversity and Climate Crises

Presented by Dr. Harris Lewin

November 16, 2021

Jonathan SilversteinConvergence at scale among health care, data, and open science: Can secure, liquid, data drive precise decision-making and practice?

Presented by Dr. Jonathan Silverstein

October 27, 2021

Gary GereffiHow Do We Build Supply-Chain Resilience? The Case of COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Presented by Dr. Gary Gereffi

October 6, 2021

Dr. Paul P. MaglioShaping Education Priorities of the Future: A proposal based on Convergence and Complexity

Presented by Dr. Paul P. Maglio

September 22, 2021

Dr. Roy BaumeisterLinking Brain to Society for Adaptive Real-World Behavior: The Self, Consciousness, and the Limits on Free Will

Presented by Dr. Roy Baumeister

August 24, 2021

A Model for Advanced Computing in Crisis Response

Presented by Dr. John Towns and Dr. Jim Brase

August 2, 2021

Laurette Dubé and Shawn BrownInventing a Precision Science for a World Reset on Convergence Economy

Presented by series Co-Chairs Laurette Dubé and Shawn Brown

Professor Laurette Dubé is Founding Chair and Scientific Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health Economics (MCCHE), and Shawn Brown is Vice Chancellor for Research Computing and the Director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center at the Carnegie Mellon University/University of Pittsburgh

June 7, 2021

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