Conferences and Meetings: February 2011

July 17, 2011
Barcelona, Spain

When speaking of AI in space the first thing that usually comes to most people's mind are science-fiction creations such as HAL 9000, C3PO and the like. Certainly that vision is still far away, nevertheless methods rooted in AI research constantly find more and more exciting applications in areas related to space engineering. For example, we have just recently witnessed the increase in intelligent behaviour implemented on board the two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, that are still exploring the martian surface on our behalf. This workshop, co-organized by the Advanced Concepts Team ( of the European Space Agency and the Artificial Intelligence Group ( of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is meant to look at the most recent applications and advances related to artificial intelligence and space, reviewing the current state of the dialogue between the two domains and discussing it's perspectives.

Join us today for the Center for Collaboration Science and Applications (CCSA) Colloquium, "Smuggler's Guide to Innovation - Why and How Organizational Actors Use Clandestine Ways to Get Their Ideas Accepted in the Organization"

Speaker: Tea Lempiaelae, Aalto University, Finland

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Location: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Ames Research Center, Building 23 Room 109/110, Moffett Field, CA.

Bio: Tea Lempiaelae is a researcher and project manager at Innovation Management Institute, Aalto University, Finland. Her research examines innovation in organizations; more specifically the ways in which ideas are generated and developed collaboratively. The focus of her work is on the practices of innovation, i.e. the common patterns of action among organization members. She uses qualitative inquiry, such as observations and interviews, to tap into the micro-level practices located inside the innovation process. Tea will defend her dissertation in the summer at the School of Economics, Aalto University. The dissertation examines on the barriers of innovativeness in organization by identifying four tensions between the front stage and the backstage of innovation which pose hindrances to innovative activity. She is also managing a four-year research project examining the ways in which organizations can better support the innovativeness of their employees.

Center for Collaboration Science and Applications (CCSA)

Mission Statement:

* To be a center of excellence in pioneering collaboration as a scientific investigation integrating multiple disciplines
* To provide state of the art expertise and recommendations for projects, missions and teams doing collaborative work
* To create, evaluate and implement collaborative systems, social protocols and procedures
* To provide open environments for the investigation and application of collaborative technologies