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Leena Ilmola-Sheppard is a Senior Research Scholar in the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program. She was previously Project Manager in the Game Changers and the Global Economy 2030 project called Seven Shocks Projects for Scotland, Finland and Korea.Her research theme is uncertainty and resilience of social systems. She is developing new modeling methods for foresight and tools for pragmatic decision making. Her current projects include developing management systems for resilience.
Dr. Ilmola-Sheppard is Scientific Coordinator of the Global X-Network (GXN).The GXN consists of American, British, German, Austrian, Korean, Japanese, Finnish and French researchers who dedicate their time to conducting comprehensive research on extreme events, uncertainty and resilience. The aim of the network is to build a theory of surprise by 2018.
Dr. Ilmola-Sheppard is also currently working as an expert for the Futures Committee of the Finnish Parliament (since 2013) and previously worked for the Prime Minister’s Office for the Finnish Government’s Futures Review process (2012-2014).
Since 2005, she has been a member of the Board of the Finnish Futures Association.
Last update: 19-NOV-2015
Wildemeersch M, Rovenskaya E, & Ilmola-Sheppard L (2017). A collaborative expert system for group decision making in public policy. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-011
Komendantova N, Ilmola-Sheppard L, & Stepanova A (2016). Foreign direct investment in Russia: stakeholders’ views and perceptions. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies 8 (5): 184-193.
Ilmola L & Rovenskaya E (2016). Three experiments: The exploration of unknown unknowns in foresight. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 106: 85-100. DOI:10.1016/j.techfore.2015.12.015.
Ilmola-Sheppard L (2016). Approaches to measurement of urban resilience. In: Urban Resilience. A Transformative Approach. Eds. Yamagata, Y. & Maruyama, H., Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications . pp. 207-237 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-39812-9 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-39812-9_11.
Ilmola-Sheppard L (2016). Organizational Resilience – How Do You Know If Your Organization Is Resilient or Not? In: IRGC (2016). Resource Guide on Resilience. v29-07-2016 . pp. 1-6 Laussane, Switzerland: EPFL International Risk Governance Center.
Ilmola-Sheppard L & Strelkovskii N (2016). Soft social systems and shocks: an experiment with an agent based model. In: Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity. pp. 269-290 Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-21105-3 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-21106-0_12.
Schwind N, Minami K, Maruyama H, Ilmola-Sheppard L, & Inoue K (2016). Computational framework of resilience. In: Urban Resilience. A Transformative Approach. pp. 239-257 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-39812-9 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-39812-9_12.
Ilmola-Sheppard L & Kuusi O (2013). Information filters as one of the means of managing strategic fit in a complex environment. Foresight 15 (2): 132-151. DOI:10.1108/14636681311321130.
Casti JL & Ilmola L (2010). An era of uncertainty: How to anticipate endogenous risks and threats? In: Decisions in a Complex World: Building Foresight Capabilities. Eds. Low, A, Singapore pp.119-144: National Security Coordination Secretariat.
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