Industrial and Systems Engineering

School of Engineering

"The Bridge" article on Ethics and Modeling

William (Al) Wallace co-authored a recent article in the National Academy of Engineering magazine, “The Bridge”, on the ethical challenges inherent in the building and using of computational models. He and his co- author Ken Fleischmann, Associate Professor at the University of Texas with his doctorate in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer, concluded that computational modelers must be aware of the important societal role of their models, whether they are used for officiating tennis matches or formulating recommendations that can shift national and international policies on energy.

https://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/167495/167537.aspx