Kevin Dye

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Kevin Dye
Kevin Dye
With FWC Since January 2008
Title Senior Research Scientist
Key Project(s) Civil Society Dialogue Project in Cyprus
Degree(s) BSc
Filed(s) of study Mechanical Engineering
Research Program Planning
Technology Strategy
Design Methodology
Requirements Engineering
Interpretive Structural Modeling
Multi-Criteria Decision Support
Multivariate analysis
Systems Analysis
Process Re-design
Knowledge Engineering
University(ies) Northeastern University, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Specialization(s) Project Management
SDD Facilitation
Notable Achievements Discovered the Erroneous Priority Effect

For a complete CV click Full CV of Kevin Dye.

Kevin Dye joined the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in January 2006 as Senior Research Scientist as a conceptual architect and Requirements Engineer for EU Research and Innovation Programme Grants focused on technology-supported deliberation for 15 years. Kevin is a long-time collaborator of Aleco Christakis and Yiannis Laouris and a founding member and staff of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He supported and participated in Future Worlds Center projects employing Structured Democratic Dialogue, starting with the Civil Society Dialogue Project in Cyprus concerning Vision and Obstacles of Economic Integration in 2007, Education for a Culture of Peace as a Vehicle for Reconciliation in Cyprus, and the U.N. Democracy Fund project Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era (UNDEF) for the Middle East.


Kevin is a Senior Research Scientist of Future Worlds and the Director of Research for the Institute of 21st Century Agoras.

He previously served in research roles as:

  • Director of Research for the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution and Public Collaboration
  • Grant Writer, Researcher, & Assistant Director of Outreach at The Center for Green Chemistry of University of Massachusetts Boston & Lowell,
  • Chief Process Scientist for CWA Ltd. Interactive Management Consultants,
  • Director of Medical Diagnostic Decision Making at Diagnology Inc. during the Economic Development for Peace initiative in Northern Ireland.

After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialty in Thermodynamics from Northeastern University (1985) he joined United Technologies as Coordinator of Computer Aided Engineering for Otis Elevator. Transferring to United Technologies Research Center he led Integrated Product/Process Design in the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Rapid Response Manufacturing Advanced Technology Program for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He was sponsored as a Sloan Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994-95.

His most recent work in the application of Structured Dialogic Design includes Evolution of the Technical Vision for Autonomous Systems and Future Synthesis of Electronic & Cyberwarfare in the Sensors Directorate of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories. He has previously designed and conducted SDD workshops for the World Health Organization, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the U.S. Food& Drug Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Mental Health Association, and the National Patient Safety Foundation and Envisioning of the Creative Economy for the Massachusetts South Coast.

Special Expertise in ICT, Dialogic Design & Foresight

2022 - today

2011-2016 Principal Consultant of Dialogic Design International for:

  • Foresight Projects - Future Synthesis of Electronic and Cyber Warfare for the Sensors Directorate of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory reported in the Journal of Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • The Future of Autonomous Technology, for the Sensors Directorate of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory


  • Future of the Creative Economy for New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Future of Healthcare Assurace both as Technical Director for South Coast Design Studio. Reported in the Journal - Design Management Review
  • The Future of Energy Efficiency in the Pacific Northwest with CWA Ltd., 2000. Reported in the Journal World Futures

1992-1995 Concept to Production process for the Rapid Response Manufacturing Advanced Technology Program in the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Consortium under contract to the National Institute for Standards and Technology. as Research Engineer/Systems Engineer for United Technologies Research Center

Selected publications

  • Yiannis Laouris, Tatiana Taraszow, Muhammed Damdelen, Ilke Dagli, Derya Beyatlı, D. Karayiannis,, A., Kevin Dye, Alexander Christakis, Application of the Structured Dialogic Design Process to Examining Economic Integration and Free Trade in Cyprus. Action Learning Action Research Journal 21 (1) 11-52, 2015.
  • Yiannis Laouris, Kevin Dye, Marios Michaelides, and Alexander Christakis, Co-laboratories of Democracy: Best Choices for Designing Sustainable Futures In: G.S. Metcalf (ed.), Social Systems and Design, Translational Systems Sciences 1, DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-54478-4_7, Springer Japan. 175-193, 2014.
  • Kevin Dye, Derya Beyatli, Yiannis Laouris, Alexander (Aleco) Christakis, Ilke Dagli, Tatjana Taraszow, “Examining Economic Integration and Free Trade within Cyprus using Structured Dialogic Design”, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, Peter Jones, Tom Flanagan, Kirk Weigand “Collaborative foresight: A systemic approach to long-horizon strategic planning Running title: Collaborative Foresight in Strategic Planning”, The Journal of Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, “A New Strategic Theory for Democratization Implies a New Communication Theory for Structured Dialogic Design”, Institute for 21st Century Agoras, 2013
  • Kevin Dye, Alexander (Aleco) Christakis, “The Cogniscope™ Lessons Learned in the Arena”, Springer, 2008
  • Kevin Dye, “Research-Informed Models for Communicating the Value of Court-Connected Alternative Dispute Resolution for Public Funding”, University of Massachusetts, 2006
  • Kevin Dye, Amy Cannon, John C. Warner, “Green Chemistry”, Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment, 2004
  • Kevin Dye, , Madhawa Palihapitiya, “Democracy in Practice: Lessons from New England”, Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration Publications, 2008

Special Achievements

Kevin discovered the Erroneous Priority Effect.

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