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Weekly WPI System Dynamics Digest: Keeping people in the loop

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Thank you to those who attended the Collective Learning Meeting (CLM) this past Friday. Roberto Pasqualino's presentation "Economics of System Dynamics modelling: Expertise from the ERRE model" is available on YouTube.

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News and Updates

The System Dynamics Society's (SDS) January 2021 Newsletter is now available. WPI SD is aiding SDS in collecting material. Please send ctang@wpi.edu information you would like to be considered for that newsletter (and this digest). SDS has the final say on what is in the newsletter. I decided to post the link to the newsletter in this digest instead of sending an additional email
Corrections:
Karim said that my notes from the January Peer Tutoring Session was "mostly right. You get two values by having two different macros that do the same thing, but return different values."
Systems Special Issue on System Dynamics and Quantitative Methods for the Analysis of Societal Threats
Deadline: Mon, May 31st
Details
See the System Dynamics Society (SDS) Discussion Forum for the links to the old COVID Simulation Models and Other Resources and feel free to add to it! New additions:
Navid Ghaffarzadegan published "Simulation-based what-if analysis for controlling the spread of Covid-19 in universities"
Alberto Stanislao Atzori, Busra Atamer, and Antonio Gallo's "The Dairy Herd Model: Opportunities From the SMART-ET COVID 19 Project" presentation
NC State University's COVID-19 Research
The Joint Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality: An Agent-Based Simulation
Presentation of the model to be uploaded
Sustainability Special Issue "Individual Agency vs. Social Structure in Population Health: How Complex Systems Perspectives Can Help Us to Keep the Balance in Research, Praxis, and Policy"
Carbon Dioxide Removal Features Improved in En-ROADS blog post by Charles (Skuk) Jones. En-ROADS is also now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, German, and Bulgarian
Prof. Nate Osgood uploaded "Hazard Rates, Higher order delays, Competing Risks in Stock and Flow Modeling" to YouTube
SD/ST/Dynamical Systems Events
WPI System Dynamics Research Methods Series
Formal Methods for Using Text Data in Model Conceptualization by Samuel Allen & Andrada Tomoaia-Cotisel
Fri, Feb 12th 3PM - 4PM (Boston time)
Details TBA
Washington DC System Dynamics User Group hosts George Richardson
Fri, Feb 12th 2:30PM (Boston time)
Details
Jobs
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Operations Research and Data Science
Cornell University, Systems Engineering - Non tenure-track faculty
Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering: Department of Civil and Systems Engineering - Lecturer in Systems Engineering
Other events
Harvard, MIT, Microsoft Research New England, the Broad Institute, and Stanford University's Women in Data Science (WiDS) Cambridge Conference
Thu, Mar 11th 10AM - 3PM (Boston time)
Details
2nd South American Conference Industrial Engineering and Operations Management's paper deadline is Mon, Feb 15th
Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University's Seminars
For more System Dynamics news, see the "Society News" section near the bottom of the System Dynamics Society's home page. Here is the link to past WPI System Dynamics Digests. Thank you, Ventana Systems, for archiving the WPI SD Digests and other emails so we can use the search feature


Reminders and Requests

Spring 2021 WPI System Dynamics Graduate Courses
SD 550. System Dynamics Foundation: Managing Complexity
SD 557. Latent Structures, Unintended Consequences and Policy
SD 562. Project Dynamics
If you are not enrolled in a WPI program, you can still take classes as a non-WPI student
Tuition and International Payment Information
3 credit hour/course * $1,610/credit hour = $4,830/course (+ $60 graduate fee)
Review Requests
Khalid Saeed's (saeed@wpi.edu)
People Express
Prof. Saeed will use this in his undergrad course SS 1505: Games for Understanding Complexity
"Fishy" Banks: A Game about Human Trafficking
Developed by two WPI undergrad students
Advised by Prof. Saeed and Prof. Renata Konrad
Working paper "Why Forrester wished to replace both differential equations and economics?"
Francisco "Paco" Araujo's
MIES Project model which investigates the dynamics of research, knowledge, and understanding
Arctic Social-Environmental System model which he built as a result of the International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) 2020 workshop "Peace Engineering in the Arctic: Accommodating diverse interests in a changing environment"
Büşra Atamer Balkan, Hector Menendez, Andreas Nicolaidis, Kelechi Odoemena, Robert Lamb, Monique Ann Tiongco, Stueti Gupta, and Arpitha Peteru's "Understanding the Impact of COVID19 on Agriculture and Food Supply Chains: System Dynamics Modeling for the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers”
The Operational Research (OR) Society is looking to create a network of independent consultants working in OR and systems thinking


System Dynamics/Dynamical Systems/Systems Thinking Events

MIT System Design & Management's Systems Thinking Webinar
"Ecosystem Engineering—
Mobilizing a Statewide Manufacturing Response to COVID-19" by Ben Linville-Engler
Mon, Feb 8th 1PM - 2PM (Boston time)
Blackmetric's Business Analysis Webinar Series
"Cultivating Dissent: Why Ensuring Voices Are Heard is Hard" by Raafat Zaini
Thu, Feb 11th 1:30PM (Boston time) // 6:30PM London
The Waters Center for Systems Thinking's Health System Forum
Thu, Feb 11th 8AM - 2PM PST // 11AM - 5PM (Boston time)
Details
Climate Interactive's How to Facilitate a World Climate Simulation
Thu, Feb 11th 12PM - 1PM (Boston time)
Details
One World Dynamics Monthly Seminars
Hamiltonian Dynamics
Fri, Feb 12th 3PM (Berlin time) // 9AM (Boston time)
*New* WPI System Dynamics Research Methods Series
Formal Methods for Using Text Data in Model Conceptualization by Samuel Allen & Andrada Tomoaia-Cotisel
Fri, Feb 12th 3PM - 4PM (Boston time)
Details TBA
*New* Washington DC System Dynamics User Group hosts George Richardson
Fri, Feb 12th 2:30PM (Boston time)
Details
Climate Interactive's The En-ROADS Climate Workshop
Thu, Feb 18th
7AM (Boston time) or
2PM (Boston time)
Details
Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
Mar 8th - 10th
Details
BeNeLux Chapter of the System Dynamics Society's 2021 Chapter Symposium
Wed, Mar 10th
Details
4th Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling
Thu, Apr 15th 7AM - Noon (Boston time)
Details
SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (DS21)
May 23rd - 27th
Details
United Kingdom Chapter of the System Dynamics Society's 23rd Annual Conference
Wed, May 26th
Details
MLDADS 2021 – Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems
Wed, Jun 16th
Details
The 39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Jul 25th - 29th
Details
Various Systems Thinking Events


Job or Research Opportunities

EU-funded Critical Earth project PhD positions on Climate Dynamics.
Deadlines vary
Details
The UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (UKFS-CDT)
Deadline: Mon, Feb 15th
Details
PhD Student in Collective Behavior
Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Details
Tenure Track Faculty
MIT System Dynamics group
Details
*New* Cornell University, Systems Engineering Non tenure-track faculty
Assistant Professor of Management, Business Analytics or Information Systems
Alfred University
Details
Assistant, Associate and Full Professor
Case Western University's Center for Community Health Integration
Details
Research Associate
Case Western University's Center for Community Health Integration
Details
*New* Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Operations Research and Data Science
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College
Details
The Department of Health Services Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow
Management Consultants specializing in system dynamics and advanced analytics
Sage Analysis Group
1-page overview
Details
DynaMundo is hiring a Business Development Manager and a System Dynamics Training Material Developer
See the SD Society's Career Link page which has more job postings


Call for Papers/Abstracts/Grants

Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice Grant
Letters of Intent Deadline: Tue, Nov 24th 3PM EST (Boston time)
Details
Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities Grant
Expiration date: Mon, May 8th, 2023
Details
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2021)
Paper Deadline: Fri, Feb 12th
Details
MLDADS 2021 – Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems
Deadline: Fri, Feb 12th
Details
2nd South American Conference Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Deadline: Mon, Feb 15th
Details
4th Annual Workshop on System Dynamics in Transportation Modelling
Abstract Deadline: Mon, Feb 15th
Details
Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
Deadline: Fri, Feb 19th
Details
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Special Issue on Sustainability and Resilience in Health: The Role of Performance Management
Deadline: Sun, Feb 28th
Details
31st European Conference on Operational Research
Deadline: Sun, Feb 28th
Details
2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM'21)
Deadline for Paper Submission: Mon, Mar 1st
Details
Theory and Foundations of Modeling and Simulation, TMS'21 (part of ANNSIM'21)
Deadline: Mon, Mar 1st
Details
2021 International System Dynamics Conference
Deadline: Thu, Mar 25th
Details
The First Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Deadline: Thu, Apr 1st
Details
*Correction* Systems Special Issue on System Dynamics and Quantitative Methods for the Analysis of Societal Threats
Deadline: Mon, May 31st
Details
*New* Sustainability Special Issue "Individual Agency vs. Social Structure in Population Health: How Complex Systems Perspectives Can Help Us to Keep the Balance in Research, Praxis, and Policy"
Deadline: Tue, Aug 31st
Details
Health Systems Special Issue on Using Participatory Systems Approaches to Improve Healthcare Delivery: The role of Soft Operational Research, Problem Structuring Methods, Systems Thinking and Design
Deadline: Fri, Sep 24th
Details


Other Events

AnyLogic Events
*New* Center for Collective Dynamics of Complex Systems at Binghamton University's Seminars
The University of Hong Kong's Systems Analytics Global Leaders' Seminars
Stanford University's Operations, Information, and Technology Seminars
Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI)'s Bias^2 Seminars
IFORS Global Webinar Series – NORAM
"O.R. in North America: Sustainability and O.R."
Fri, Feb 5th 11AM (Boston time)
11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Mar 7th - 11th
Details
Brown University's Institute for Computational & Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) workshop on "Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice"
Mar 8th - 10th
Details
WPI, Stanford University and the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Central Massachusetts Conference
Mon, Mar 8th 1PM - 6PM (Boston time)
Details
*New* Harvard, MIT, Microsoft Research New England, the Broad Institute, and Stanford University's Women in Data Science (WiDS) Cambridge Conference
Thu, Mar 11th 10AM - 3PM (Boston time)
Details
10th OR Society Simulation Workshop 2021 (SW21)
Mar 22nd - 24th
Details
Fourth Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems (NERCCS 2021)
Mar 31st - Apr 2nd
Details
2nd South American Conference Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
April 5th - 8th
Details
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2021)
Jun 16th - 18th
Details
31st European Conference on Operational Research
Jul 11th - 14th
Details
SIAM conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21)
Jul 19th - 21st
Details
2021 Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM'21)
Jul 19th - 22nd
Details
The First Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (Scopus Indexing)
Aug 16th - 18th
Details


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