The Kelly Distinguished Lecture on Robots and Jobs features preeminent scholars in fields of significance to robotics. The visiting lecturers, in addition to presenting seminars on topics relevant to robots in the workplace, participate in informal discussions with Georgia Tech faculty and students.
Kelly Lecture—Spring 2017
The third Kelly Distinguished Lecturer, John C. Haltiwanger, will present “Examining the Slow, Noisy, and Complex Process of Technology Adoption” on Friday, March 31. He is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland and recently participated on a National Academy Panel on Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce.
The event will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Scheller College of Business, Room 200. A reception will immediately follow the event.
John C. Haltiwanger is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He is the first recipient of the Dudley and Louisa Dillard Professorship, presented in 2013. Previously, he served on the faculty of UCLA and Johns Hopkins, and then joined the faculty at Maryland in 1987.
In the late 1990s, Haltiwanger served as chief economist of the U.S. Census Bureau. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the Society of Labor Economics, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a senior research fellow at the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Haltiwanger has played a major role in developing and studying U.S. longitudinal firm-level data and matched employer-employee data. Using these data, he has developed new statistical measures on business dynamism and labor market fluidity. He has explored the implications of these micro-based measures of firm and worker dynamics for aggregate U.S. productivity growth and for the contribution of entrepreneurs to U.S. economic performance. The statistical and measurement methods he has helped develop to measure and study firm and worker dynamics have been increasingly used by many statistical agencies around the world.
In 2013, Haltiwanger received the Julius Shiskin Award for economic statistics, and in 2014, he received the Roger Herriot Award for innovation in statistics for his work with statistical agencies. He has published more than 100 academic articles and numerous books, including Job Creation and Destruction (with Steven Davis and Scott Schuh, MIT Press). He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1981.
About the Lecture Series
Funded through a generous gift from Dr. Clinton W. Kelly III, a member of the College of Computing’s advisory board and a longtime benefactor of Georgia Tech, the Kelly Distinguished Lecture on Robots and Jobs features preeminent scholars in fields of significance to robotics who present seminars on topics relevant to robots in the workplace.
Kelly is a recognized expert in the leadership and management of research and advanced technology projects for both industry and government. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president for advanced technology development at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Prior to joining SAIC in 1998, Kelly was director of the U.S. Strategic Computing Program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and executive director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office. From 1980 until 1987, he was responsible for establishing the direction for research in all areas of the Strategic Computing Program. From 1986 to 1989, Kelly directed the U.S. Department of Defense study on Japanese manufacturing technology. He also directed the DARPA engineering applications office with oversight of all DARPA research programs in robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent processing of materials, multimedia communications, and simulation technology. From 1972 to 1980, Kelly was director of research and a founder of Decisions and Designs, Inc., a company specializing in the development and application of decision analysis to public and national security policy problems. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Unmanned Ground Vehicles and the Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center. Kelly received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1959, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and 1972, respectively.