2017 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

Gergely Boza

Gergely Boza works on two projects; the first examining the strategies plants use to influence microorganisms inhabiting their root systems and the second focusing on evolution and stability of human cooperative behavior. 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

Sibel Eker

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

Franziska Gaupp

Franziska Gaupp uses IIASA crop and land-use models, as well as different statistical approaches to quantify the risks of simultaneous breadbasket failures. 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 the structure of networks in complex systems ranging from ecological food webs to trade and migration networks. He wants to understand how their structure influences and is changed by transitions in these systems.  More

Valeria Javalera Rincon

Valeria Javalera-Rincon is working on a project related to the optimal distribution of resources in large-scale systems. 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

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

Mia Landauer

Mia Landauer studies the implications of loss and damage from climate change, and participatory governance of infrastructure project deployment in the Arctic. More

Alma Mendoza

Alma Mendoza’s research focuses on the effects of climate change on land use and land cover, and the possible impact that changes in these aspects could have on biodiversity in Mexico. More

Sennai Mesfun

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

Chai Molina

Chai Molina is studying how to build better international environmental agreements using game theory. 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 Systems 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’s research aims to study a possible carbon curse by developing a network centrality measure of extractivism of natural resources, based on input output economic models More

Nandita Saikia

Nandita Saikia research focuses on the impact of air quality on health and mortality with a special emphasis on spatial variation.  More

Isela-Elizabeth Téllez-León

Isela-Elizabeth Téllez-León works on network-based modeling and big data as part of the crosscutting Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics project at IIASA. More

Matthias Wildemeersch

Matthias Wildemeersch studies the dynamic behavior of large-scale, complex networks by applying tools from probability theory, control, and network science. More

Sam Hyun Yoo

Sam Hyun Yoo demonstrated that delayed childbearing as well as a reduced number of births per woman is affecting fertility in the Republic of Korea. 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: 21 February 2018


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