Complex System Design with Dr. Wilson Felder

AIAA April 2016
Corey Spiegel (left) presents a plaque to Dr. Wilson Felder.

Our April dinner meeting speaker was Dr. Wilson Felder, who spoke on the topic of “The Air France 447 Accident: A Case Study in Complex System Design.” This was a cautionary tale about design and use of complex systems. Emergence is bad thing, especially over the Atlantic ocean in a thunderstorm at night.