Healthcare Systems Science: Are We Solving the Right Problems?”

– Dr. Paul Griffin

Abstract: In this presentation we will discuss some of the key opportunities and challenges for the area of healthcare systems science.  In particular, we will detail some of the aspects that we believe need to better incorporated in our modeling for our work to have greater impact, particularly in the area of health analytics and AI. We will motivate the discussion with specific examples in risk assessment, prediction, and capacity management.

Biographical Sketch: Paul Griffin is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and director of the Consortia for Substance Use and Addiction at Penn State University.  His research and teaching interests are in health systems engineering and health analytics.  Prior to Penn State, Paul served as St. Vincent Health Chair and Director at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University.  He also served as the Joseph C. Mello Chair in the School of ISyE at Georgia Tech.  He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

“Federated Services in CPSS: From Parallel Services to Services Intelligence via Digital Twins and Smart Contracts”

Dr. Fei-Yue Wang

Abstract: This presentation will outline a bold vision for a new services science and technology in the intelligent era, or more precisely, in the Third Axial Age, that would integrate industrial, information, and intelligent technologies for the deep and concurrent development of Karl Popper’s Three Worlds: Physical, Mental, and Artificial. To this end, we have proposed a new mechanism for services delivery, blockchain-based federated services using federated management and federated data through smart contracts and DAOs, i.e., distributed autonomous organizations. Parallel intelligence and knowledge automation in Cyber-Physical-Social Spaces are the key in both design and operation for such complex services systems. A framework and corresponding process specifications will be discussed using digital twins, knowledge robots, and parallel systems.

Biographical Sketch:

Fei-Yue Wang (S’87–M’89–SM’94–F’03) received his Ph.D. degree in computer and systems engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 1990. He joined The University of Arizona in 1990 and became a Professor and the Director of the Robotics and Automation Laboratory and the Program in Advanced Research for Complex Systems. In 1999, he founded the Intelligent Control and Systems Engineering Center at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, under the support of the Outstanding Chinese Talents Program from the State Planning Council, and in 2002, was appointed as the Director of the Key Laboratory of Complex Systems and Intelligence Science, CAS, and Vice President of Institute of Automation, CAS in 2006. In 2011, he became the State Specially Appointed Expert and the Founding Director of the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems. Currently, he is the Director of Intel’s International Collaborative Research Institute on Parallel Driving with CAS and Tsinghua University.


His current research focuses on methods and applications for parallel intelligence, social computing, and knowledge automation. He is a Fellow of INCOSE, IFAC, ASME, and AAAS. In 2007, he received the National Prize in Natural Sciences of China, numerous best papers awards from IEEE Transactions, and became an Outstanding Scientist of ACM for his work in intelligent control and social computing. He received the IEEE ITS Outstanding Application and Research Awards in 2009, 2011, and 2015, respectively, the IEEE SMC Norbert Wiener Award in 2014, and became the IFAC Pavel J. Nowacki Distinguished Lecturer in 2021.


Since 1997, he has been serving as the General or Program Chair of over 30 IEEE, INFORMS, IFAC, ACM, and ASME conferences. He was the President of the IEEE ITS Society from 2005 to 2007, the IEEE Council of RFID from 2019 to 2021, the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA, in 2005, the American Zhu Kezhen Education Foundation from 2007 to 2008, the Vice President of the ACM China Council from 2010 to 2011, the Vice President and the Secretary General of the Chinese Association of Automation from 2008-2018. He was the Founding Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems from 1995 to 2000, IEEE ITS Magazine from 2006 to 2007, IEEE/CAA JOURNAL OF AUTOMATICA SINICA from 2014-2017, China’s Journal of Command and Control from 2015-2021, and China’s Journal of Intelligent Science and Technology from 2019 to 2021. He was the EiC of the IEEE Intelligent Systems from 2009 to 2012, IEEE TRANSACTIONS on Intelligent Transportation Systems from 2009 to 2016, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL Social Systems from 2017 to 2020. Currently, he is the President of CAA’s Supervision Council and Vice President of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.