2018 Postdoc fellows

Peter Bednarik

Peter Bednarik has designed a computer game based on the forestry sector, and is using it to investigate the conditions under which a “tragedy of the commons” would be avoided. More

Bushra Khalid

Bushra Khalid works on developing a dynamic disease predictive model with the aim to highlight the disease hotspots and their causing factors to inform end users and policy makers to take mitigation measures in the vulnerable regions. More

Edward Byers

Edward Byers investigates the impacts and risks of climate change on energy systems and infrastructure at a global scale to identify hotspots of risk. More

Cláudio Cristino

Cláudio Cristino's studies probabilistic models of times between events, in order to optimize actions of external interventions to the systems, or developing risk prevention and reduction actions. More

Vagna da Costa Pereira

Vágna Pereira is Agronomist Engineer graduated from the Federal Rural University of the Semiarid in Brazil (2012), has master degree in Agronomy (Agricultural Meteorology) by Federal University of Viçosa (2014). More

Adam French

Adam French examined the potential for watersheds in the water-stressed Global South to switch to Integrated Water Resource Management—an integrated, multi-sectoral form of water governance. More

Fei Guo

Fei Guo uses a bottom-up mathematical model to project energy consumption in residential buildings in China, and to simulate intervention effects of incentive policies. More

Alison Heslin

Alison Heslin of the World Population and Risk and Resilience programs focuses her research on globalization, food security, and collective action, looking specifically at the relationship between resource scarcity and conflict. More

Julian Hunt

Julian Hunt researches the implementation of seasonal-pumped-storage plants to improve energy and water management. More

Mateusz Iskrzyński 

Mateusz Iskrzyński studies ecological models. He wants to understand how the properties of a food web as a complex network might determine the impact of species extinction on an ecosystem. More

Christina Kaiser

Christina Kaiser studied competitive and synergistic interactions between soil microbes belonging to different microbial functional groups in a spatially structured system. More

Sennai Mesfun

Sennai Mesfun studies the impact of prolonged adverse weather events in power systems with high share of renewable sources. More

Asjad Naqvi

Asjad Naqvi plans to expand his earlier research work on using agent-based models to analyze loss and damage estimates in flood affected regions. More

Chulwook Park

Chulwook Park is researching the invariant properties of biological patterns in an ecological context through System Dynamics. More

Piera Patrizio

Piera Patrizio uses spatially explicit models to explore the economic feasibility of the industrial sector investing in carbon mitigation solutions. More

Katya Pérez-Guzman

Katya Pérez-Guzman will conduct a network analysis of carbon inputs and outputs in Brazil and Mexico. More

Valeria Javalera Rincon

Valeria Javalera Rincon will work on a project related to the optimal distribution of resources in large-scale systems. More

Sibel Eker

Sibel Eker uses modelling and simulation to address complex policy problems. Her research at IIASA will focus on validation of systems models used for exploring scenarios to deal with deep uncertainties.  More

Isela-Elizabeth Téllez-León

Isela-Elizabeth Téllez-León, from Mexico, will work on network-based modeling and big data as part of the IIASA cross-cutting project Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics. More

Luis Gustavo Tudeschini

Luis Gustavo Tudeschini is focusing his research on regional development, inequalities, household consumption patterns, and their relationship with energy and carbon footprint. More

Shaohui Zhang

Shaohui Zhang examines energy efficiency improvements in Chinese industry at various scales, and the resultant emissions savings. More

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Last edited: 10 January 2018


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