A less diverse research team is more likely to produce results that have lower impact. … More Pride and Prejudice (and University Program Rankings)
How can entrepreneurship that drives disruptive innovation also foster equitable and inclusive social outcomes?
We believe that engineering education must help students develop comprehensively beyond learning technical skills. They must learn more about emotional intelligence, social awareness, and appreciate diversity, including that of thought and opinion. … More Endowing Swagger
Computer programs at the heart of artificial intelligence (AI) often use neural networks that, embedded in machines and programs, learn through example. They follow the logic of experience, but are restricted to the behaviours and facts that are provided to them. Thus, AI grows through experiential learning and problem solving. Its efficacy depends on the breadth of the experience and the … More Artificial Intelligence: What is AI?
Immigrants desire conditions that foster creativity, enhance economic opportunity, provide freedom from bureaucratic harassment and corruption, and allow greater control over their fortunes and lifestyles. I know this firsthand. … More International mobility, innovation and prosperity
Engineering students are being taught not only to create innovations, but also anticipate and respond to the changes that result. They’re are learning that viable solutions that reinforce good aspects of change require collaboration with others within and outside of engineering. … More Embracing change (for good)
For university research, a less diverse team is more likely to produce fewer citations to its papers. Likewise, the more diverse a university leadership team, the more likely it will be to further the university’s mission and make an even greater impact on our world. … More University rankings, research and homophily
My advice to incoming students this fall semester? Seek a university that is multicultural, where teaching is not just text based, which facilitates self directed learning, and keeps improving its community spaces and information technology infrastructure to allow students to collaborate. … More Students Today and Jobs Tomorrow
Wicked problems confronting us include climate change, international drug trafficking, refugee resettlement, the emerging Zika virus pandemic, terrorism and war, food security, better healthcare, assisted dying and social equity. The solution to any one of these problems, say refugee resettlement, requires the solution of a host of other interconnected problems. … More Let’s solve wicked problems
Often overlooked, the role of failure during experiential learning is an important aspect for a leader to consider. Success is predicated as much on learning through failure as it is on recalling success. … More Experiments in leadership: Why we fail