People

Michael Paetau

Head of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Michael Paetau, born in Hamburg, is head of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies , and president of the Association Cultures of Knowledge (Wissenskulturen e.V.). From 2006 to 2014 he was a board member of the “Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51)” of the “International Sociological Association” (ISA) , and editor of the “Journal of Sociocybernetics” from 2010 to 2014.

Michael Paetau graduated as sociologist after studying sociology, philosophy, economics and history in Hamburg and Marburg, Germany. He got his doctor degree in social and economic science (Dr. rer.pol.) at the University of Bremen with a thesis on “Human-Machine-Communication” 1989. From 1995 – 1998 he was head of the research team «Culture – Media – Technology« of the “Institute for Applied Information Technology”, of the “German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD)” in Sankt Augustin, near Bonn. 1998 – 2002 he was head of the research team «Social Systems« of the GMD-Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, and 1999 – 2002 Speaker of the research department «Informed Sustainability«. 2004 – 2005 he was Professor for Media and Communication Science at the University of Siegen, Faculty for Literatures, Languages and Media and 2002 – 2004 Professor for Communication Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Faculty for Literatures and Languages. From 2005 to 2008 he was responsible for strategy development at the “Fraunhofer Institut für Intelligente Analyse und Informationssysteme. (IAIS)”.

For selected publications by Michael Paetau see Publications

 

Bernard Scott

Senior Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Bernard Scott holds the honorary chair of “Gordon Pask Professor for Sociocybernetics”. He was head of the “Flexible Learning Support Centre, UK Defence Academy and former Reader in Cybernetics, Cranfield University, UK”. He retired from these positions in August, 2009, and September, 2010, respectively. He now works as an independent researcher and academic.

Dr Scott graduated from Brunel University, UK, in 1968 with a first class honours degree in Psychology. He completed a Ph.D. in Cybernetics from the same university in 1976. His supervisor was Gordon Pask, with whom Dr Scott worked between 1967 and 1978. Together, they developed “conversation theory” and associated cybernetic models of learning and teaching, built interactive learning environments and carried out extensive empirical studies of how humans learn. Between 1979 and 1989, Dr Scott qualified as a teacher and trained and worked as an educational psychologist. He gained a M.Sc. in Child Development with Clinical Studies from the University of London’s Institute of Education in 1983. From 1990, Dr Scott worked in a number of universities as an educational technologist, applying conversation theory to the use of multimedia and interactive systems in online learning. Dr Scott is a Fellow and founder member of the U.K.’s Cybernetics Society. Since 2000 has served as a council member. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the American Society for Cybernetics. In 2013, Bernard was presented with the McCulloch Award by the American Society for Cybernetics. Dr Scott has been a Board member of “Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51)” of the International Sociological Association (ISA) since 1996, serving as President 2006-2010. Dr Scott is an Academician of the International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Sciences. Dr Scott has served as editor of the Journal of Sociocybernetics (2002-2006) and of the journal Interactive Learning Environments (2004-2008). He is a member of the editorial advisory boards of the journals Kybernetes, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Campus-Wide Information Systems and Constructivist Foundations. Dr Scott has more than 120 academic publications to his credit.

For selected publications by Bernard Scott see Publications

 

Fabio Giglietto

Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
Email: fabio|dot|giglietto|ät|sociocybernetics|dot|eu

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Fabio Giglietto, Phd. is assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Human Studies of the University of Urbino “Carlo Bo” where he also teaches Theory of Information in the Faculty of Social Science (B.A. Communication Sciences). Since 1997 he is a member of LaRiCA (Research Laboratory on Advanced Communication). His main research interests is theory of information, communication and social systems with a specific focus on the relationship between social systems and new technologies. He is currently working on developing metrics to understand the relationship between social media practices and ‘real world’ phenomena. Since 2010 he is also a board member of the Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and since 2014 chief editor of the Journal of Sociocybernetics.

A list of Fabio Giglietto’s publications is available at: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/fabio-giglietto

 

Laura Paetau

Junior Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
Email: laura|dot|paetau|ät|fu-berlin|dot|de

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Dipl. Pol. Laura Paetau is PhD-Candidate of the International Research Training Group “Between Spaces” of the “Lateinamerika-Institut” of the “Freie Universität Berlin”. In her present research activities Laura Paetau focuses the problems of knowledge cultures and sub-cultural expressions of post-migrant communities. Laura Paetau studied social science at the “Humboldt Universität Berlin” and political science at the “Freie Universität Berlin” (Otto-Suhr-Institut). She graduaded with an empirical study on “Feminism and new Political Generation: Constitution of Feminist Political Practice today” (»Feminismen und Neue Politische Generation — Wie konstituiert sich feministische, politische Praxis? — Eine Untersuchung«).

In the last years Laura Paetau gave lectures at the “Freie Universität Berlin” and the “Humboldt Universität Berlin”:

  • “‘Nothin’ but a G-Thang’? Repräsentationspraktiken, Rezeptionsmöglichkeiten und Geschlechtskonstruktionen im Rap”. Freie Universität Berlin, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Winter-Course 2011/2012. see more …
  • “Queens, sisterhood and keepin’ it real: Feministische Interventionen in populäre Musik”, Freie Universität Berlin, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Winter-Course 2010/2011
  • “Queens, sisterhood and keepin’ it real: Feministische Interventionen in populäre Musik”, Freie Universität Berlin, John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, Sommer-Semester 2010 (BA Vertiefungsmodu1) see more …
  • “Berlin Calling”. Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie. Summer-Course 2012
  • “Girls make some noise”. Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Summer-Course 2011
  • “Queens, sisterhood and keepin’ it real: Feministische Interventionen in populäre Musik”, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Institut für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien, Winter-Course 2010/2011

For selected publications by Laura Paetau see Publications

 

Dominik Pütz

Junior Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Dominik Pütz graduated as “Magister Artium” (M.A.) in 2007, after studying American Studies, German Studies, and History in Leipzig and Milan. He graduated with a work on “American Models of Integration and Social Mobility: The Case of Hispanics in the U.S. Armed Forces”. 2012 he got his doctor degree at the University of Leipzig with a work on the development of the discourse on refugeehood and and human displacement in the United States introduced following the terrorist attacks of 2001. The title of his dissertation is: “Qualified Welcome: The American Response to Human Displacement and the Discourse on Refugeehood in the 21st Century”. Presently he is examining trends migration politics with particular regard to legislation in this field as well as in migration politics in general introduced following the terrorist attacks of 2001.

For selected publications by Dominik Pütz see Publications

 

Alejandro Barragán Ocaña

Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Alejandro Barragán Ocaña is a researcher fellow at the Mexican Researchers System (SNI). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacobiological Chemist from Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), and a second Bachelor Degree in Management from the Mexican Ministry of Public Education (SEP). His Master’s degree is from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Systems Engineering (Quality) and his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (Planning) from the School of Engineering at UNAM. He works as Professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and in the Graduate Program of Systems Engineering (Quality) in the School of Chemistry at UNAM. His research interests include Soft Systems, Sociocybernetics, Planning, Technology and Innovation Management, Quality, Intellectual Capital, Sustainability, Economic and Social Development, and Biotechnology in Agriculture.

For selected publications by Alejandro Barragán Ocaña see Publications

 

Samuel Olmos Peña

Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Samuel Olmos Peña was born in Mexico City. He obtained his both PhD in Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering in the National Polytechnic Institute. In both graduation exams he graduated with honors. He received the award as the best student of generation in the PhD and Master studies. His expertise area is about risk analysis/accidents, public safety and natural disasters. From 2012, he is an academic staff member at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in Computer Engineering Department. He is a researcher fellow of the research group “Safety accidents, Risk and Reliability Analysis” (SARACS) and at the Mexican Researchers System.

For selected publications by Samuel Olmos Peña see Publications

 

Gerardo Reyes Ruiz

Research Fellow of the International Center for Sociocybernetics Studies
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Dr. Gerardo Reyes Ruiz holds a PhD in business studies (actuarial profile) by the Faculty of Economics and business of the University of Barcelona. His thesis was awarded the highest honors awarded to a work of this nature, i.e., obtained the qualification of Excellent Cum Laude. Dr. Reyes is part of various scientific councils, is leader of the academic body called “Complex systems, innovation, and sustainability” and also is also evaluator of national and international journals. Dr. Reyes is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (Researcher Candidate) of CONACYT, has the support of PRODEP as new PTC and is deserving of the stimulus PROINV. He has published in journals of recognized both nationally and internationally, as well as he has made presentations at national and international conferences. In October 2012 won the prize and award of research in the Financiero-Administrativas disciplines “Arturo Díaz Alonso”, given by Faculty of accounting and administration of the UNAM for his presentation entitled “A critical analysis of internal assessments of the SNI of Mexico from various techniques of data analysis”. Its academic profile was selected for inclusion in the 2015 Edition of “Who’s Who in the World”. Currently Dr. Reyes teaches full time at the University Center of UAEM Valley of Chalco, because in October 2013 won retention by CONACYT, and teaches level Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in the University Center. He has also taught class in the doctorate of economic and Administrative Sciences of the Faculty of economy of the UAEM. It was also “Responsible of disabled student” of the Bachelor’s degree in accounting in the Valley of Chalco University Center as well as he is also principal investigator and co-author of different proposals of projects of research at the national level (UAEM, PRODEP, CONACyT and SEP). His area of research is the national system of science and technology and the academic evaluation.

For selected publications by Gerardo Reyes Ruiz see Publications