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Humberto Maturana

Humberto Maturana is a Chilean biologist turned philosopher. Many consider him a member of a group of second-order cybernetics theoreticians such as Heinz von Foerster, Gordon Pask, Herbert Brun and Ernst von Glasersfeld. Maturana, along with Fra ...

                                               

Mihajlo D. Mesarovic

Mihajlo D. Mesarovic is a Serbian scientist, who is a professor of Systems Engineering and Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University. Mesarovic has been a pioneer in the field of systems theory, he was UNESCO Scientific Advisor on Global cha ...

                                               

Christa Muth

Christa Muth is a German systems scientist, management professor and management consultant. She spent most of her life in Switzerland and is notable for emphasizing the importance of the intangible aspects in organizations and in business strateg ...

                                               

Hasan Ozbekhan

Dr. Hasan Ozbekhan was a Turkish American systems scientist, cyberneticist, philosopher and planner who was Professor Emeritus of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He applied the field-of-systems theory to global ...

                                               

John Pourdehnad

John Pourdehnad) is an American organizational theorist, and consultant. He is associate director of the Ackoff Center for Advancement of Systems Approaches, and Affiliated Faculty in the Organizational Dynamics Graduate Program at the University ...

                                               

Simona Poustilnik

Simona Poustilnik is a Russian biologist, philosopher, historian of science, and is also a science journalist. She has a PhD in the history of Russian science from the Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russian Academy o ...

                                               

J. Donald R. de Raadt

J. Donald R. de Raadt is a Swedish organizational theorist and Professor Emeritus in Informatics and System Science at Luleå University of Technology.

                                               

Yong Pil Rhee

Yong Pil Rhee was a Korean political scientist, systems scientist and professor and chairman of the board of trustees at the Seoul National University, South Korea. He was one of the first systems theorists, who demonstrated that the system is dy ...

                                               

Horst Rittel

Horst Willhelm Jakob Rittel was a design theorist and university professor. He is best known for coining the term wicked problem, but his influence on design theory and practice was much wider. His field of work is the science of design, or, as i ...

                                               

Vadim Sadovsky

Vadim Nikolayevitch Sadovsky was a Russian professor and Chief of the Department for Philosophical and Sociological Problems of Systems Research, Institute for Systems Analysis, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is known as a promoter o ...

                                               

Kjell Samuelson

Kjell Samuelson was a Swedish systems scientist, Sci-Tech consultant, Professor Emeritus at the Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, and a pioneer of Systems Science & Cybernetics, Communications & Informatics Technology and Gl ...

                                               

Anupam Saraph

Anupam Saraph is an innovator and polymath who has been an advisor in governance, informatics and strategic planning. Anupam Saraph obtained a PhD from the University of Groningen, Netherlands in Informatics while working with the IMAGE team at t ...

                                               

Peter Schwartze

Peter Heinrich Schwartze is a German neurophysiologist, systems scientist and cyberneticist well known in the ex-German Democratic Republic. Schwartze graduated the medical University in Leipzig, Germany in 1957 and specialized in Neurophysiology ...

                                               

Suresh P. Sethi

Suresh P. Sethi is Eugene McDermott Chair Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has contributed significantly in the fields of manufacturing and oper ...

                                               

Jan Smuts

Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts was a South African statesman, military leader, and philosopher. In addition to holding various cabinet posts, he served as prime minister of the Union of South Africa from 1919 until 1924 and from 1939 until 194 ...

                                               

Henk G. Sol

Henk Gerard Sol is a Dutch organizational theorist and Emeritus Professor of Business Engineering and ICT at Groningen University. His research focuses on the development of services enabled by ICT, management information systems, decision enhanc ...

                                               

Gerd Sommerhoff

Gerd Walter Christian Sommerhoff OBE was a pioneer of theoretical neuroscience and a noted humanist. A great-grandson of the German composer Robert Schumann, he was living in England at the onset of the Second World War. As a foreign national, he ...

                                               

Pitirim Sorokin

Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin was a Russian-born American sociologist and political activist, who contributed to the social cycle theory.

                                               

Peter Stoica

Peter Stoica is a researcher and educator in the field of signal processing and its applications to radar/sonar, communications and bio-medicine. He is a professor of Signal and System Modeling at Uppsala University in Sweden, and a Member of the ...

                                               

Einar Thorsrud

Einar Thorsrud was a Norwegian psychologist, researcher and professor at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim and University of Oslo, who is known for his work in the field of organizational development, particularly in the developm ...

                                               

Paul Tseng

Paul Tseng was a Chinese-American and Canadian applied mathematician and a professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Tseng was recognized by his peers to be one of the leading optimization ...

                                               

Valentin Turchin

Valentin Fyodorovich Turchin was a Soviet and American physicist cybernetician and computer scientist. He developed the Refal programming language, the theory of metasystem transitions and the notion of supercompilation. He was as a pioneer in Ar ...

                                               

Werner Ulrich

Werner Ulrich is a Swiss social scientist and practical philosopher, and a former professor of the theory and practice of social planning at the University of Fribourg. He is known as one of the originators of critical systems thinking.

                                               

Francisco Varela

Francisco Javier Varela Garcia was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his mentor Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life In ...

                                               

Peter Whittle (mathematician)

Whittle was born in Wellington. He graduated from the University of New Zealand in 1947 with a BSc in mathematics and physics and in 1948 with a MSc in mathematics. He then moved to Uppsala, Sweden in 1950 to study for his PhD with Herman Wold at ...

                                               

Uwe Windhorst

Uwe Windhorst is a German neuroscientist, systems scientist and cyberneticist, who was born in Bremen, Germany in 1946. Windhorst became known for his pioneer research in the use of diverse methods of correlation, spectral analysis as well as non ...

                                               

Lotfi A. Zadeh

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Zadeh was best known for proposing fuzzy m ...

                                               

Illui

Illui is a young Torah and Talmudic prodigy or genius. The Hebrew term and title is applied to exceptional Talmudic scholars among Orthodox Jews. It is used among English speaking and Yiddish speaking Orthodox Jews to identify, as a type of mark ...

                                               

Posek

Posek is the term in Jewish law for a "decisor" - a legal scholar who determines the position of Halakha in cases of law where previous authorities are inconclusive, or in those situations where no clear halakhic precedent exists. The decision of ...

                                               

Aaron ben Joseph Sason

Aaron ben Joseph Sason was an Ottoman Talmudic author; born toward the middle of the sixteenth century, probably at Salonica, where he received his rabbinical education under the supervision of Mordecai Matalon, an eminent scholar. During the las ...

                                               

Aaron of Trebowla

Aaron ben Nathan Nata of Trebowla was a Ukrainian Jewish author who flourished about the middle of the eighteenth century. He published at Zolkiev, in 1755, "Shem Aharon", a work containing halakic novellæ to the whole Talmud, and midrashic inter ...

                                               

Aaron ben Solomon ben Hasun

Aaron ben Solomon ben Hasun was a Talmudist who flourished in Turkey at the beginning of the sixteenth century. He ranked high among the prominent Oriental Talmudic scholars of his time. Except some responsa, which may be found in the works of hi ...

                                               

Aaron HaLevi ben Moses of Staroselye

Aaron HaLevi ben Moses of Staroselye was a Talmudic scholar and Kabbalist of note, who lived in Poland during the latter part of the eighteenth century and the early part of the nineteenth.

                                               

Aaron of Neustadt

Aaron of Neustadt was an Austrian Talmudist who with Shallum and Jaekel of Vienna formed a triumvirate of Talmudic scholars in Austria at the end of the fourteenth and beginning of the fifteenth century. He was the uncle and chief instructor of I ...

                                               

Aaron of Pesaro

Aaron of Pesaro was an Italian Talmudist who flourished in the sixteenth century at Pesaro, Italy. He wrote "Toledot Aharon", an index to Scriptural quotations in the Talmud, arranged in the order of the Bible. This was first printed at Freiburg ...

                                               

Isaac Aboab I

Isaac Aboab was a Jewish Talmudic scholar. He was also known by the pen name Menorat ha-Maor or Menoras HaMaor, a work which he authored. He lived in Spain during the 14th century. As shown by Zunz, he is not to be confused with Isaac Aboab, rabb ...

                                               

Hanoch Albeck

Hanoch Albeck was a professor of Talmud at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He was one of the foremost scholars of the Mishna in his time and he was one of the founders of the scientific approach to the study of the Mishna. Hanochs fat ...

                                               

Yaakov Koppel Altenkunshtadt

Rabbi Yaakov Koppel Altenkunshtadt, also known as Reb Koppel Charif for his sharp intellect, was one of the leading Orthodox rabbis of Hungary in the first half of the nineteenth century. A peer of the famed Moses Sofer of Pressburg, Koppel Chari ...

                                               

Avigdor Aptowitzer

Aptowitzer was born in Ternopil Galicia on March 16, 1871 to his parents Moshe Aaron and Tziril Kasner. His father, who suffered from poor health, was the head of a small yeshiva and barely eked out a living. Avigdor helped out from the age of se ...

                                               

Dan Ashkenazi

Dan Ashkenazi was a 13th-century German Talmudist and exegete. He was a prominent Talmudists of Germany and the teacher of Mordecai ben Hillel. He emigrated to Spain toward the end of the 13th century, probably in consequence of the cruel persecu ...

                                               

Wilhelm Bacher

Wilhelm Bacher was a Jewish Hungarian scholar, rabbi, Orientalist and linguist, born in Lipto-Szent-Miklos, Hungary to the Hebrew writer Simon Bacher. Wilhelm was himself a prolific writer, authoring or co-authoring approximately 750 works. He wa ...

                                               

Jacob Barit

Jakob Barit, also known as Yankele Kovner was a Russian Talmudist and communal worker. He died in Vilna at the age of 85.

                                               

Shlomo ibn Aderet

Shlomo ben Avraham ibn Aderet was a medieval rabbi, halakhist, and Talmudist. He is widely known as the Rashba, the Hebrew acronym of his title and name: Ra bbi Sh lomo b en A vraham. The Rashba was born in Barcelona, Crown of Aragon, in 1235. He ...

                                               

Mordecai Benet

He was born at Csurgo, a small village in the county of Stuhlweissenburg, Hungary. As Benets parents were very poor and consequently unable to engage a teacher, they sent their son when only 5 years old to his grandmother at Nikolsburg. There Gab ...

                                               

Shalom Berger

Shalom Berger is a noted Orthodox Jewish scholar and educational activist. Rabbi Berger was born and raised in the United States. He studied in Yeshiva Chaim Berlin high school in Brooklyn under Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner, in Yeshivat Har Etzion in Is ...

                                               

Saul Berlin

Saul Berlin was a German Jewish scholar who published a number of works in opposition to rabbinic Judaism.

                                               

Abba b. Bizna

Abba b. Bizna was a Jewish Amora of the fourth century, who is occasionally mentioned as a haggadist, and as having handed down certain halakic opinions.

                                               

Abraham de Boton

Abraham Hiyya de Boton was a Talmudist and rabbi, a pupil of Samuel de Medina, who later dwelt for the most part at Salonica as rabbi and leader of a Talmudic academy. The name "Hiyya" was given him during a dangerous sickness. He was for a time ...

                                               

Salomon Buber

Solomon Buber was a Jewish Galician scholar and editor of Hebrew works. He is especially remembered for his editions of Midrash and other medieval Jewish manuscripts, and for the pioneering research surrounding those texts.

                                               

Judah ben Joseph ibn Bulat

Judah ben Joseph ibn Bulat was a Spanish Talmudist and rabbi; born at the end of the 15th century in Estella, Navarre; died probably in Istanbul about 1550. He was the author of Kelal Kazer mi-Kol ha-Rashum Beketab Short Abstract of All That Has ...