Secure Humanity

Catastrophic systemic failures, such as the subprime market crisis, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and more frequent superstorms like Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, and Harvey draw our attention to the vulnerability and fragility of complex systems in different domains. Theses failures arise from incomplete or uncertain understanding and knowledge of various parameters and interactions in a dynamically evolving environment, both natural and human engineered. Online connected systems such as social media, Internet of Things, and Cyber Physical Systems also require assurance of cybersecurity and protection of privacy. To better manage the inherent risks, we need to understand, model, design, predict, control, and optimize the dynamics and behavior of such systems.