Lunch and Learn webinars

Join us to learn about contemporary topics in Engineering Management from our exceptional faculty. Our Master of Engineering degree program deepens technical knowledge while building skills to lead people effectively. Each talk will feature ideas to inspire your work.

Planning in a Changing World

featuring Dr. Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00 pm EST

Link to register: Planning in a Changing World

Modern decision making requires a careful balance of economic development, environmental sustainability, and evolving uncertainties. Framing decision alternatives can help plan for complexity and uncertainty, which is especially relevant in these challenging times.

Dr. Patrick Reed’s Decision Analytics for Complex Systems research group has a strong focus on the sustainability of Food-Energy-Water systems given conflicting demands from ecosystem services, expanding populations, and climate change. The tools developed in Dr. Reed’s group bridge complexity science, risk management, economics, multiobjective decision making, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing. Dr. Reed is the Director of the Engineering Management Program and Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Cornell University. He teaches Introduction to Decision Analysis.

Regional Disaster Risk Modeling

featuring Dr. Linda Nozick

Linda Nozick

Friday, November 12, 2021 12:00 pm  EST 

Link to register: Regional Disaster Risk Modeling

Optimization modeling can be used to examine how the magnitude and nature of natural disasters affect insurer and homeowner risk management decisions and outcomes.

Dr. Linda Nozick develops mathematical models for use in the management of complex systems. She has particular interest in systems that can be represented mathematically as networks, including transportation and logistics systems, civil infrastructure networks and project networks. Her work at the intersection of planning and policy has been used by the National Security Enterprise, Homeland Security, and numerous groups in the intelligence community. Dr. Nozick is Professor and Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering and she teaches Data Analytics in the Engineering Management Program.

Leading Effectively in a Virtual Workplace

featuring Robert Newman

Robert Newman

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12:00 pm EST

Link to register: Leading Effectively in a Virtual Workplace

Managing remote teams presents new challenges to even seasoned leaders. Newman discussed strategies for leading technical teams in the virtual workplace with a focus on soft skills and the human side of project and team management.

Robert Newman is a Senior Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. He has over 20 years experience as a successful manager with an outstanding track record of delivering organization development and growth at global providers of technology, capital equipment, consumables, and support services at world-leading organizations. Robert Newman teaches critical skills for leadership including emotional intelligence, individual and team behavior, conflict management, effective communication, contracts and negotiations, and economic analysis.

Managing a Culture of Innovation

featuring Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito smiling and looking at the camera

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:00pm EST

Link to register: Managing a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is not just ideas, but getting ideas to measurable impact for your customers or employees. In this webinar, Ippolito discussed a systematic approach for developing and supporting a culture of innovation.

Andrea Ippolito is a Lecturer in the Engineering Management Program at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell, she served as the Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Innovators Network within the VA Center for Innovation and was a Presidential Innovation Fellow based out of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and General Services Administration. Andrea Ippolito teaches Product Management, Developing and Managing a Culture of Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.