Seminar Series | Graduate Student Colloquiums

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Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Presenter: Morgan Reynolds

Faculty advisor: Dr. Michael Rayo

Committee members: Dr. Michael Rayo, Dr. David Woods, & Dr. Martijn IJtsma

Title of research: Is coordination continuous? Uncovering the relevant continua, criteria, and strategies for modulating participation

Brief description: Coordination is required to keep pace with the changing needs, tempos, and challenges of a modern, complex adaptive system. Many authors have modeled how this coordination happens. Of note, Klein et al. (2005) described coordination as taking part in phases each of which consist of a joint entry, body of joint action, and joint closure. However, recent insights from Maguire (2020) indicate that thinking of coordination as phased may be oversimplified. I aim to clarify the disconnect between Klein et al. (2005) and Maguire (2020) through an analysis of a corpus of cases spanning three work domains: healthcare, commercial aviation, and critical digital services. I aim to provide a new model of coordination which includes a description of the dimensions on which coordination is discrete or continuous, strategies agents use to modulate their participation on each dimension, and the criteria they use to determine when to modulate their participation.

Presenter: Antonio Gutierrez Zalvidea

Faculty advisor: Dr. Allen Yi

Committee members: Rebecca Dupaix, Michael Groeber, Jose Castro and Allen Yi

Title of research: Experimental setup of glass parison press formation for validation of numerical models

Brief description: The industrial process to manufacture glass containers is highly complex and capital intensive. Therefore, performing adequate studies for the validation of numerical models requires significant effort to control process variables and are expensive in nature.

Presenter: Christine Jefferies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael F. Rayo

Committee Members: Dr. David D. Woods, Dr. Sharon B. Schweikhart

Title of research: Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing a Proactive Systems Safety Program

Brief Description: Although developing proactive safety programs has recently become attractive to many organizations, evidence suggests that there are few if any organizational safety management systems incorporating science-based proactive safety. Of those that exist, very few incorporate the comprehensive continuous monitoring of changing risk and the investment in safety despite ongoing production and economic pressures (Hollnagel, 2008; Woods & Wreathall, 2003). This gap between stated intent for proactivity and lag in observed implementations could be the result of a number of systemic contributors. My research will synthesize the body of proactive safety literature to inform the design and implementation of a proactive safety capability in the sterile processing department of a tertiary care hospital. I expect to reveal a wide range of otherwise-hidden or overlooked systemic barriers and facilitators experienced by researchers and our clinical partners in implementing this program and their relative contribution to the success and failure of the program.

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