SYSTEMS SCIENCE CENTER LEADERSHIP

Pamela Sydelko

Pamela Sydelko, Pamela Sydelko, Director System Science Global Security Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Director, Systems Science Center

Global Security Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

Pamela Sydelko is the Director of the Systems Science Center, which is part of the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She is also a PhD Research Student at the Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom. She has 28 years of experience in systems science and analysis and has led the development of numerous innovative modeling, analysis and decision support technologies, focusing on integrated multi-component software systems. Key modeling/analysis domains include national security, sustainability, and critical infrastructures.

Previously, Pamela has served as the Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis Directorate and Director for the Argonne’s National Security Program, developing strategies that build Argonne’s research capabilities and fostering valuable science and technology research for the National Security Community.

Pamela Sydelko earned her MBA from the University of Chicago, her M.S. in Soil Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her B.S. in Botany/Ecology from North Dakota State University. She joined Argonne in October 1989, coming from the U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign-Urbana.

Michael Samsa

Michael Samsa is Deputy Director of the Systems Science Center in the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory.

Deputy Director, Systems Science Center

Global Security Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

Michael Samsa is Deputy Director of the Systems Science Center in the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is an accomplished systems professional who specializes in the development and application of decision support systems and risk management strategies for public and private sector clients. He has extensive operational and leadership experience counseling organizations in methods to improve risk management and decision making in highly dynamic and uncertain environments as diverse as aviation security, emergency public health management, nuclear waste, and large-scale experimental facility design selection.

Prior to joining Argonne in 2002, Michael was a member of the leadership team at Allegheny Energy Solutions, an energy services and commodity marketing firm, where was responsible for financial planning, business forecasting, and acquisition analysis. He also held various leadership positions with the Gas Research Institute (GRI), a natural gas industry research consortium. While with GRI he led the organization’s new business ventures unit where he negotiated new product and service joint ventures valued at over $100 million.

Michael Samsa holds a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin.

Michael J. North

Michael J. North, MBA, Ph.D

Group Leader, Integrated Analytics, Systems Science Center

Global Security Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

Michael J. North, MBA, Ph.D. is the Group Leader of the Integrated Analytics Group within the Global Security Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He is also a Senior Fellow in the joint Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne. Dr. North has over 20 years of experience developing and applying models for industry, government, and academia. He has published two books, five conference proceedings, one journal special issue, eight book chapters, four invited encyclopedia entries, more than 20 journal articles, and over 70 conference papers. Dr. North is also the lead developer of free and open source Repast agent-based modeling suite.

Charles Macal

Charles Macal, Group Leader, Integrated Analytics, Global Security Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Group Leader, Social and Behavioral Systems, Systems Science Center

Global Security Sciences
Argonne National Laboratory

Charles Macal is Senior Systems Engineer and Group Leader of the Social & Behavioral Systems Group within the Global Security Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He applies computational modeling and simulation tools to complex systems in a variety of fields, including energy, national security and defense. He has been a principal investigator for the development of the widely used Repast Simphony agent-based modeling toolkit.

Dr. Macal serves on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation and the journal Simulation, and he has co-authored a book, Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation, published in 2007 by Oxford Press. He is Adjunct Professor at The University of Chicago, where he teaches a course on Complex Adaptive Systems for Threat Management and Emergency Preparedness.

Dr. Macal received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University and holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Purdue University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society for Computer Simulation International (SCSI), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Systems Dynamics Society (SDS).