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Ivan Taylor presents “SDS One-on-One Mentorship Program”

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

SDS One-on-One Mentorship Program

Short Description: Discuss the benefits of the SDS Mentorship program. How it works and how to join as a mentor or as a mentee.

Questions for the Audience: Would they find the one-on-one mentorship program usual to them in reaching their goals in SD?

Biography: www.policydynamics.ca

We will record this presentation and post to the WPI System Dynamics Club YouTube Channel.

Call-in Details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-09-17

WPI System Dynamics Welcomes You (Back)!

In the first Collective Learning Meeting (CLM) of the 2021-2022 academic year, WPI System Dynamics will host a

Welcome (Back) Session

Short Description: In this discussion and networking session, we will have a round of introductions, discuss the purpose of the CLMs, reflect on the 2021 International System Dynamics Conference, and then open up the session to any topic.

We will not record this session.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-09-03

Cissy Amparo Lavadenz-Vargas presents “Vermicomposting, an eco-san technology to close the loop in Sanitation for developing countries”

Join us online Friday, July 23rd Noon – 1PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In the last Collective Learning Meeting (CLM) of the 2020-2021 academic year, WPI System Dynamics will host Cissy Amparo Lavadenz-Vargas (cissyamparo@hotmail.com) who will present:

Vermicomposting, an eco-san technology to close the loop in Sanitation for developing countries

Short Description: Vermicomposting is a simple and accessible technology to treat organic waste, usually portrayed as clean technology. Nonetheless, the processes and relations that occur in the system are complex and not completely understood. Studies consider the variables are correlated, but the relations are not seen as a whole system. If all the variables are not controlled properly, vermicomposting produces GHG emissions diminishing its benefits. This research focuses on developing a model with system dynamics to elucidate the dynamics of vermicomposting and identify the main parameters to control or calculate GHG emissions.

Question for the Audience: When publishing a paper in the field of System Dynamics, what is the most recommendable approach CLDs or stock and flows? What are the key points when publishing an article in the area?

Biography: I am an Environmental Engineer, currently a Ph.D. student of Environmental Science and Engineering Major at USTB in Beijing, China. My current research focuses on the sustainability of Ecological Sanitation. I am new to the system Dynamics methodology, and I would like to get more insights from experts and practitioners of System Dynamics.

We will record this presentation.

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

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-07-23

[Economics SIG] Aman Ullah and Ivan Taylor present “The Effect of Institutional Quality on Economic Growth”

Join us online Friday, July 9th Noon – 1PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), the System Dynamics Society’s Economics SIG and WPI System Dynamics host Muhammad Aman Ullah (aman.economist@gmail.com) and Ivan Taylor (ivan@policydynamics.ca) who will present:

The Effect of Institutional Quality on Economic Growth

Short Description: To present a macroeconomic framework that identifies the structure of institutional quality in developing countries and their linkages to economic growth and income distribution. The objective is to identify leverage points related to institutional quality that can be addressed and thereby, help to optimize policy options that enhance and sustain economic growth.

Question for the Audience: The importance of validity is the central theme of econometric research – Is the typical SD approach efficient in tackling problems of social science research with less emphasis being placed on empirical validity of SD Models.

Biography:

Aman: https://www.linkedin.com/in/m-aman-ullah-1b273710/

Ivan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivantaylor/

Call-in details same as: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-07-09

We will record this presentation.

Discussion on the New WPI System Dynamics Micro-courses

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

Discussion on the New WPI System Dynamics Micro-courses

Short Description: We will

  • discuss the structure and status of the self-paced micro-courses and badges
  • demo part of the first micro-course: “System Dynamics Fundamentals”
  • communicate how to sign up for the micro-courses
  • canvass the audience for suggestions.

Questions for the Audience:

  • How likely are you to enroll in a WPI System Dynamics micro-course?
  • What would you like to see in these courses?

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-06-25

Gene Bellinger presents “Insights: Trial & Learning”

Join us online Friday, June 18th Noon – 1PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), Gene Bellinger (systemswiki@gmail.com) will present:

Insights: Trial & Learning

Short Description: Over the past 4+ decades of developing relationship models there have been numerous insights that would have served me well had I had them earlier along the journey. This presentation surfaces those I’ve found to be the greatest aha moments!

Question for the Audience: What are your greatest aha moments as you pursued understanding relationships and their implications?

Biography: Since reading Stafford Beer’s “Platform for Change” in 1975 Gene’s primary pursuit has been the development of stories of relationships and their implications, to provoke thought, foster deeper understanding, create insights and enable more effective action.

We will record this presentation.

Meeting ID: 937 6090 3250
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If you are interested in presenting your work, please contact Christine Tang (ctang@wpi.edu) or reply to this email.

[Economics SIG] Roberto Pasqualino presents “Global Systemic Risk Analysis with the ERRE model – Research from the SD National model & World3”

Join us online Friday, June 11th Noon – 1PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), the System Dynamics Society’s Economics SIG and WPI System Dynamics host Roberto Pasqualino (roberto.pasqualino@aru.ac.uk) who will present part 2 of his presentation on the Economic Risk, Resources and Environment (ERRE) Model:

Global Systemic Risk Analysis with the ERRE model – Research from the SD National model & World3

Short Description: The presentation reviews the ERRE model analysis as published in ‘Resources, Financial Risk and the Dynamics of Growth’ (Routledge, 2020). This covers both a short term shock analysis for food and energy, and a long term fat tail extreme risk analysis to 2100 for hot house effect, energy depletion, green energy transition and carbon taxes.

Presentation Slides: http://bit.ly/CLM-2021-06-11-Pasqualino-Slides

Questions to the Audience: What is the relationship between energy and food when running against global limits? To what extent is global aggregate analysis effective for addressing global emerging risks for humanity within 2100?

Biography:  My research is in complex adaptive systems modelling of industrial policies for the analysis of financial risk and sustainability. My research interest lies in cross cutting fields including complex economics, social change, system policy, innovation processes and energy transition studies. I developed the ERRE model within the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) project, and attracted £400k investment for the creation of an Anglia Ruskin University start-up (Exoshock LTD).  I am currently working as Research Fellow in the Economics of Energy Innovation and Systems Transition (EEIST) supporting narrowing the gap between the energy transition modelling community and effective policy making in China, India, Brazil, Europe, and UK, and consulting the European Commission on energy transition modelling for road transport in Europe. I am the author of several journal papers and co-author of the book ‘Resources Financial Risk and the Dynamics of Growth’ with Professor Aled Jones.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberto-pasqualino-05887534/

View part 1 of the presentation: https://youtu.be/AMxK-eCi6XA

Call-in details: http://bit.ly/CLM-2021-06-11

We will stream this presentation to the SDS Econ SIG YouTube channel.

Ken Cooper and Raafat Zaini present “Cytokine Storms: simulating the immune system response to Covid-19”

Join us online Friday, May 28th Noon – 1PM ET (Boston time. Here is a time converter).

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), Kenneth Cooper (kencoopersd@gmail.com) and Raafat Zaini (rzaini@wpi.edu) will present:

Cytokine Storms: Simulating the Immune System Response to Covid-19

Short Description: This research uses modeling and simulation to understand better how the immune system responds to Covid19 and how the often fatal phenomenon of a “cytokine storm” develops. In addition, it seeks to identify ways to intervene to prevent this deadly condition from occurring.

We are interested in finding leads to subject matter experts to guide further work. Any feedback from the audience would be highly appreciated.

Biographies:

Ken Cooper has been a leader in the field of system dynamics modeling for over 40 years, originally studying under Jay Forrester at MIT.

Ken is a two-time Edelman Laureate for his modeling work, an award that recognizes the world’s best applications in all management science practice areas.

Ken has led modeling and consulting assignments for executives at Raytheon, MasterCard, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, IBM, Ford, Lockheed Martin, the NFL, and others. He is a pioneer in the realm of project modeling, having analyzed over a quarter-trillion dollars of projects. Ken is the original developer of the “rework cycle”.

Several years ago Ken turned his focus away from business consulting to focus on human biology. His work led to the first clinical trial ever approved based on analyses from a computer simulation model. Ken’s recent work has focused on the epidemiology and the biology of Covid-19.

Raafat Zaini is a research scientist at the Social Science and Policy Studies department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His published research in modeling dynamic systems spans organizational design, dissent, change, strategy, and cognitive learning. Raafat worked as a researcher at the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and consulted for the Advance Management Group and others. In addition, he reviews for academic journals and conferences, including the Academy of Management, Management Communication Quarterly, and the system dynamics society.

Raafat is a co-founder of the weekly Collective Learning Meeting peer mentoring group(CLM). He also served as president of the WPI System Dynamics club. He is a policy council member, AVP marketing and communication of the system dynamics society, and a member of the learning committee actively working to provide more accessible learning resources to the society members.

Raafat has more than twenty years of industry experience. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering, M.S. in aeronautical and industrial engineering, and Ph.D. in system dynamics and organizational behavior.

We will record this presentation.

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

Call-in details: http://bit.ly/CLM-2021-05-28

Presentation video: https://youtu.be/kiEmEawQR2I