2017 Postdoc fellows


Artem Baklanov

Artem Baklanov analyzes social dilemmas to help individuals learn, though interaction, how to cope with behavioral uncertainty, understand the interests of others, and adapt to changing social environments. More

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

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

Franziska Gaupp

 Franziska Gaupp uses IIASA’s crop and land-use models as well as different statistical approaches to quantify risks of simultaneous breadbasket failures.  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

Mia Landauer

Mia Landauer studies the implications of loss and damage from climate change, and participatory risk governance of projects in the Arctic. More

Luciano Mendes

Luciano Mendes embarked on two projects linked to reducing agricultural pollution and optimizing resource use on farms. More

Alma Mendoza

Alma Mendoza focuses her research on the vulnerability of climate change and land use and land cover change and their possible impacts on Mexican biodiversity. 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 System Risk and Network Dynamics. 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: 28 March 2017

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