2014 Founders’ Day
Join fellow alumni for the chance to connect with the University of Wisconsin-Madison — and each other — while sharing in rich traditions and learning as Badgers again.Wisconsin Alumni Association:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Click here to register today!
Reception (cash bar): 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Golf and Country Club
3740 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
“The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be:
Strategies for a 21st-Century University”
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
The registration deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.
The cost to attend this business-casual event is $50 per person and $40 per person for recent grads (2010–13). It includes your choice of grilled sirloin steak, grilled salmon or grilled chicken. A vegetarian option is also available.For questions
regarding directions, parking, donations and other event details, contact:
• Jim Hilb at (513) 325-3374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Aaron Kornetzke at (608) 669-3556 or email@example.com
.Invite your fellow Badgers to join you for this year’s Founders’ Day celebration!
About the Speaker
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Professor of Genetics, and Co-Director, Center For Complexity And Collective Computation
A graduate of the University of London, where he went on to earn a master’s in computer science and mathematics, David Krakauer received his D.Phil. in evolutionary theory from Oxford University in 1995. He remained at Oxford as a postdoctoral research fellow and two years later was named a Wellcome Research Fellow in mathematical biology and lecturer at Pembroke College. In 1999, he accepted an appointment to the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and served as visiting professor of evolution. He moved on to the Santa Fe Institute as a professor three years later and was made faculty chair in 2009. Krakauer has been a visiting fellow at the Genomics Frontiers Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a Sage Fellow at the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as well as by the Packard Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation, the Kent School of Intelligence Analysis, the Templeton Foundation, Lockheed Martin and several family foundations and trusts. A member of the editorial boards of the journals Theoretical Biology, Theory in Biosciences, Biology Digest, Interdisciplinary Science Review, Springer’s Monographs in Mathematical Biology, and Primers in Complex Systems, a series published by the SFI and Princeton University Press, he is the author of more than 100 papers published in scientific journals and the co-editor of Protocells: Transitions from Non-living to Living Matter, an account of current approaches to synthesizing new forms of life in the laboratory, which was published in 2008 by MIT Press. He is completing two new books, Cognitive Ubiquity: The Evolution of Intelligence on Earth, and Robustness, Causal Networks and Experimental Design with Princeton University Press.
Krakauer has worked collaboratively with several business partners including Google, Boeing, Fidelity and Intel. In 2012, he was included in Wired UK’s “Smart List” as one of 50 people who will change the world.