40 years of the Young Scientists Summer Program

In 1977, the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) was launched by the then Director Roger Levien. This page is dedicated to the impact the program has had over the past 40 years.

YSSP 40th Anniversary Event Videos

YSSP Stories

Share your story on how the YSSP has impacted you by sending us an email!


Roger Levien, Founder of the YSSP

Pekka Kauppi, 1981

Martin Nowak, 1989

David Victor, 1989

Katrina Korfmacher, 1993

Abdel-Hamid El-Kassas, 1994

Adil Najam, 1994

Andreas Zinggl, 1994

Yasuko Kameyama, 1995

Lauren Hale, 1996

Vladimir Salnikov, 1996

Brian Fath, 1997

Anthony Patt, 1997

Peter van Grinsven, 2003

Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh, 2004

Junguo Liu, 2005

Mari Myllymäki, 2005

Jeffrey Bielicki, 2006

Sabine Fuss, 2006

Zachary Brown, 2009

Zoe Chafe, 2009

Elke Loichinger, 2009

Ikechukwu Umejesi , 2009

Jessica Jewell, 2010

Anastasia Emelyanova, 2011

Olha Danylo, 2012

Firdos Khan, 2012

Ali Kharazi, 2012

Pheakkdey Nguon, 2012

Valentina Prado, 2012-13

Emilio L. Cano, 2013

Talha Manzoor, 2013

Ville-Veikko Paunu, 2013

Lanoi Maloiy, 2013-14

Lukas Figge, 2014

Miho Kamei, 2014

Farid Karimi, 2014

Jun Liu, 2014

Danielle Haak, 2014

Célian Colon, 2015

Carlijn Hendriks, 2015

Miguel Poblete Cazenave, 2015

Devyani Singh, 2015

Yue Qin: 2016

César Terrer, 2016

Malgorzata Smieszek, 2016

Julia M. Puaschunder, 2016

Maria Xylia, 2016

Claudia Canedo, 2017

Cornelius Hirsch, 2017

Bernd Lenzner, 2017

Sara Loo, 2017

Maisa Nevalainen, 2017

Francine van den Brandeler, 2017

Ziyun Zhu, 2017

YSSP by Year

Is your year in the album below? If not, help us fill in the missing years by sending us your group photo.


17.01 40 Years of the YSSP

YSSP Classbook

For the first time, a YSSP Classbook has been compiled to build the YSSP alumni network, and facilitating communication and collaborations among YSSP alumni, IIASA staff, and IIASA National Member Organizations. 

Former YSSPer are welcome to request an electronic copy or to submit a page via email


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Last edited: 07 December 2017

CONTACT DETAILS

Monika Bauer

Alumni Officer

Finance and Sponsored Research

Office Of Sponsored Research

T +43(0) 2236 807 223

Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader

Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 344

YSSP 40th Anniversary Event

20 - 21 June 2017

YSSP 40th Anniversary in Options 2017

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313