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Networking Session – (Natural) Resource Sharing

Please join us online Tuesday, April 30th 8PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter). See the “Join” button at the bottom of this page for the meeting link.

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics, the SDS Environmental SIG, Water SIG and Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR) Network of Networks will co-host a

Networking Session – (Natural) Resource Sharing

We will have a round of introductions and then discuss

  • Sharing System Dynamics literature, models, etc. (Some of which may be on sharing natural resources!)
  • Sharing other types of resources (e.g. data, one’s time to serve one’s professional or academic community, etc.)
  • Anything else the group wishes

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them. You can view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) from these sessions and more on our website.

If you are interested in presenting your work in a future CLM, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

Tentative Schedule
https://wp.wpi.edu/lcsap/events/collective-learning-meetings-clm/

Telephone details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2024-04-30

Ivan Taylor on “Building System Dynamics Models in Microsoft Excel”

Please join us online Friday, March 29th 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host Dr. Ivan Taylor (ivan@policydynamics.ca) who will present

Building System Dynamics Models in Microsoft Excel

Short Description: Discover the step-by-step process of creating System Dynamics models using Microsoft Excel. Learn how to apply Excel to accurately represent real-world systems using System Dynamics models.

Biography: Ivan Taylor worked as a Defence Scientist in the Centre for Operational Research in Defence Research and Development Canada for over 33 years. He is President and Senior Researcher at Policy Dynamics Inc., established in 2001 (www.policydynamics.ca). He is a member of the System Dynamics Society since 1997 where he is a one-on-one mentor to young people Worldwide. He is also a member of the Canadian Operational Research Society and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is the Director of Membership of INCOSE Canada. He has a PhD in Public Policy and an MSc in Information and Systems Science from Carleton University in Ottawa. He recently worked with the US Army to develop policies to reduce soldier suicides and is currently working with a construction company in Southern Ontario on Indigenous Engagement and Inclusion. There is more information on his LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivantaylor/.

Question for the Audience
Would the use of Excel to implement System Dynamics models help you communicate with laypeople?

We will record this session and post it on the WPI SD Club YouTube channel for the public.

If you are interested in presenting your work in a future CLM, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2024-03-29

Welcome (Back) and Networking Session

Please join us online Friday, January 26th 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter). See the “Join” button at the bottom of this page for the meeting link.

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics, the SDS Economics Special Interest Group (SIG), Psychology and Human Behavior SIG, Environmental SIG, Water SIG and Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR) Network of Networks will co-host a

Welcome (Back) and Networking Session

We will have a round of introductions and then discuss

  • Future co-hosted events and SIG sustainability
  • International System Dynamics Conference 2024
  • Anything else the group wishes

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them. You can view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) from these sessions and more on our website.

If you are interested in presenting your work in a future CLM, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

Tentative Schedule
https://wp.wpi.edu/lcsap/events/collective-learning-meetings-clm/

Telephone details: https://mailchi.mp/56da7a870e2d/happy-new-year-wpi-system-dynamics-updates-and-upcoming-events

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

Please join WPI System Dynamics online Friday, Dec 1st 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter) for our last meeting of the fall 2023 semester. Hope you have a wonderful winter break! Or super summer depending on where you live!

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Peer Tutoring Session

Peer Tutoring Sessions are open sessions where attendees network and discuss systems and simulation.

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them. You can view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) from these sessions and more on our website.

Call-in details: TBA (See button below for the Zoom)

 

Moo-Hyuk Lee on “Understanding Patient Outmigration from the Patients’ and Providers’ Perspective: A System Dynamics Approach”

Please join us online Friday, October 27th 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter). In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host Moo-Hyuk Lee (mooohyuk@gmail.com) who will present

Understanding Patient Outmigration from the Patients’ and Providers’ Perspective: A System Dynamics Approach

Short Description: This presentation delves into our ongoing work on patient outmigration in South Korea. Outmigration, a characteristic phenomenon of the South Korean health system, refers to patients bypassing local hospitals and traveling further to Seoul (the capital city of South Korea) to receive treatment. To unravel the dynamic mechanisms driving outmigration, we designed a causal loop diagram which examined this phenomenon from the patients’ and providers’ perspective. At its simplest level, decrease in objective quality of the provincial hospitals induces the increase in outmigration through the decrease of perceived quality, which then results in quality deterioration by discouraging healthcare providers from working in provincial areas, forming a vicious cycle and reducing trust towards the healthcare system. An early stage of this model was presented at the Student-Organized Colloquium (SOC) of the International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) in July 2023. Question(s) for the Audience: I seek general feedback on each aspect of the causal loop diagram. I would also like to get insights on what to do next in order to continuously develop the model. Biography: I am a master’s student in Health Policy and Management in Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. My undergraduate major was in medicine. I am interested in the use of complex systems approach in healthcare, with prior experiences in agent-based modeling. Since I am relatively new to system dynamics, I would like this presentation to be a valuable opportunity for improving and refining my work. www.linkedin.com/in/moohyuklee001 Recording: We will record this presentation. Moo-Hyuk will share it by request. If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

WPI System Dynamics Welcome (Back) Session

Please join us online Friday, August 25th 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Welcome (Back) Session

Happy new semester! Please join us if you want to network and discuss:

  • your studies or work
  • the International System Dynamics Conference
  • and more!

If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu).

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2023-08-25

Timothy Clancy on “Evidence of Contagion – Role of Experiments, Confidence Building & Prediction Testing for the Terror Contagion Hypothesis”

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host Timothy Clancy (timc@dialecticsims.com) who will present

Evidence of Contagion – Role of Experiments, Confidence Building & Prediction Testing for the Terror Contagion Hypothesis 

Short Description: Timothy advances the terror contagion hypothesis presented in his PhD dissertation and hopes to facilitate a discussion on the nature of experimentation and confidence building with system dynamic simulations. The presentation, a very early-stage working draft, compares historical empirical data of 3-5 active and failed mass violence contagions against predictions made in the dissertation, simulation runs, and contingency analysis. Participants need no prior knowledge of the terror contagion hypothesis, but for those wishing to learn more about the hypothesis see Chapters 1-4 of his dissertation or of the Terror Contagion Simulation see https://www.mdpi.com/2079-8954/9/4/90/htm

Question(s) for the Audience:

  • What roles do you see for experimentation, prediction testing, and other confidence-building measures to improve hypotheses developed in the simulation?
  • Specifically, as an element of the above, what roles should falsification play?
  • Given the observations of the 3-5 contagions made to date, are there specific experiments, tests, or other measures to build confidence or reject portions of the terror contagion hypothesis you recommend?

Biography: Timothy Clancy is the founder and CEO of Dialectic Simulations and earned his PhD in System Dynamics at WPI.

We will record this meeting and post the video on the WPI System Dynamics Club YouTube channel.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2023-02-24

Alexander Ryzhenkov on “Heredity and Variability in Macroeconomics: System Dynamic Models of Economic Growth and Cycles”

Please join WPI System Dynamics online Friday, Feb 10th 11AM ET (Boston time).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), the System Dynamics Society’s Economics SIG and WPI System Dynamics will host Alexander Ryzhenkov who will present

Heredity and Variability in Macroeconomics:
System Dynamic Models of Economic Growth and Cycles

Short Description: This work is based on the Marx theory of extended capitalist reproduction. Tutorial (theoretical) system dynamics models of increasing returns and industrial cycles will be presented.

Question(s) for the Audience:

  • How relevant are presented models for the modern technologically and institutionally advanced capitalist economy?
  • What are prospective avenues for further advance from abstract to concrete?
  • Could socially efficient counter-cyclical policies be designed and practically implemented?

Biography: The author’s information is reflected at https://www.ieie.su/persons/ryzhenkov-av.html

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2023-02-10

WPI Welcome (Back) Session

Please join WPI System Dynamics online Friday, Feb 3rd 11AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Welcome (Back) Session

Happy new year and semester! Please join us if you want to network and discuss:

  • your studies or work
  • the International System Dynamics Conference
  • and more!

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2023-02-03

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

Please join WPI System Dynamics online Friday, Dec 2nd 10AM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter) for our last meeting of the fall 2022 semester. Hope you have a wonderful winter break! Or super summer depending on where you live!

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a

Peer Tutoring Session

Peer Tutoring Sessions are open sessions where attendees network and discuss systems and simulation.

Please come to this CLM if you have questions about:

  • Modeling and Analysis
  • Research/Writing/Publishing
  • Etc.

Or if you want to help others who may have questions.

We will not record this session but will take notes and share them. You can view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) from these sessions and more on our website.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2022-12-02