Georgetown convened leading experts in sociotechnical systems to discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications of big data software on privacy and social justice. Attendees included prominent systems engineers, scientists, anthropologists, and ethicists, with faculty from Georgetown and the Stevens Institute of Technology, and researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Leading systems thinkers discussed an innovative sociotechnical platform, AvesTerra, which uses big data to address issues that include both social and systems components. Through data collected from social systems, policymakers and other key influencers are able to garner better insights that will help them make educated decisions and address social issues, such as food security.

AvesTerra exemplifies one of the many applied research opportunities offered to students in the Systems Engineering Management program at Georgetown University.


An Introduction to Sociotechnical Systems Engineering at Georgetown University (Part 1 of 2)


Applied Research in Sociotechnical Systems Engineering at Georgetown University (Part 2 of 2)