Derek Cabrera (PhD, Cornell), an internationally known systems scientist, is faculty at Cornell University who teaches systems thinking, leadership, and mapping. He is senior scientist at Cabrera Research Lab, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Plectica, and inventor of the Plectica systems mapping software.
He was Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) for the Study of Complex Systems and NSF IGERT Fellow in Nonlinear Systems in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University. Cabrera developed and patented a suite of systems thinking tools for use in academia, business, and beyond.
Derek and his wife, Laura, have co-authored several books: Systems Thinking Made Simple: New Hope for Solving Wicked Problem, Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom (Norton), Flock Not Clock: Design, Align, and Lead to Achieve Your Vision. They are co-editors of the Routledge Handbook of Systems Thinking, and members of the USMA’s Systems Engineering Advisory Board.