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WPI System Dynamics Welcome (Back) Session

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

Welcome (Back) Session

This is also 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) and more on our website.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2022-01-07

 

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

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

Peer Tutoring Session

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.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-12-03

Urmila Mallick on “Transforming a Liability into an Asset: A System Dynamics Model for Free-Ranging Dog Population Management”

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics hosts Urmila Mallick (urmila.mallick@yale.edu) who will present:

Transforming a Liability into an Asset:
A System Dynamics Model for Free-Ranging Dog Population Management

Short Description: This presentation will discuss a customizable system dynamics model that was developed to propose a novel intervention for Indian free-ranging dogs (FRD), a population that tends to resist conventional management strategies. We intend to improve our model to better subsume population dynamics, funding avenues, and innovative strategies to maintain FRD welfare, provide societal benefits, and compare intervention costs.

 

Questions for the Audience:

1) I am interested to know how time-lags can be improved in the model, especially when interventions are applied and the effects must pass through multiple modules.
2) How can we additionally include modules on human awareness and other non-numerical variables that change with FRD population management?
3) How can we improve, change, or add to the parameters in the model to make it more realistic for users?

 

Biography: Urmila Basu Mallick is a 2021 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with majors in Biology/Biotechnology and Environmental/Sustainability Studies and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. She has been an REU student and visiting undergraduate affiliated with Harvard University since 2020, where her research in Dr. Colleen Cavanaugh’s lab involved metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of the human oral microbiome. She received the Women’s Young Investigator Fellowship to present her undergraduate research on Indian stray dog management, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Marja Bakermans and Dr. Khalid Saeed, at the 2020 Society for Conservation Biology- North American Congress. Urmila was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2021 and joined Yale University’s Masters in Environmental Science program at the School of the Environment this fall. She is currently studying the effects of wildlife and livestock on soil carbon storage in Botswana, under the guidance of Dr. Oswald Schmitz.

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

Call-in Details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-11-19

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

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

Peer Tutoring Session

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.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-11-05

WPI System Dynamics Peer Tutoring Session

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

Peer Tutoring Session

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.

Call-in details: https://bit.ly/CLM-2021-10-01

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.

WPI Collective Learning Meeting – Peer Tutoring Session

In this Collective Learning Meeting (CLM), WPI System Dynamics will host a Peer Tutoring Session 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 tips.

Call-in details same as: http://bit.ly/CLM-2021-06-04