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21 December 2017
IIASA Alumnus Norio Okada

Prof. Norio Okada was first at IIASA from 1978-1980 working on water resource development. He visited the institute to explore further collaborations with IIASA and the Risk and Resilience Program. Read more about his experiences over the last 40 years in below.  More

06 December 2017
2009 YSSPer Ikechukwu Umejesi

Former YSSPer Ike Umejesi recently visited IIASA to meet with his YSSP supervisor Mike Thompson. Below he writes about their current collaborations and life after the YSSP.  More

23 November 2017
1989 YSSPer Martin Nowak at IIASA

Dr. Martin Nowak gave an institute seminar onNatural Cooperation. Currently, he is Professor of Mathematics and of Biology at Harvard University and Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. He works on the mathematical description of biology. More details on his seminar and current research below.  More

08 November 2017
Former Collaborator Hermann Maurer

Prof. Dr. Hermann Maurer highlights IIASA research on the Austria-Forum. More on this platform and its goals may be found below.  More

02 November 2017
2015 YSSPer Devyani Singh

Devyani Singh is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Colombia in Canada. She recently was the lead author on a publication co-authored with her YSSP supervisor Shonali Pachauriand PhD supervisor Hisham Zerriffi.Below she describes the importance of this work and the impact of the YSSP.  More

16 October 2017
45 years of risk research at IIASA

Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer started as a research assistant at IIASA in 1972 and today is the Risk and Resilience (RISK) Program Director and Dean of the YSSP. She shares her story as a risk researcher at IIASA over the last 45 years.  More

13 September 2017
2014 YSSPer Lukas Figge

Former YSSPer Lukas Figge will defendhis PhD Connectedness in Times of Ecological Overshoot: A quantitative analysis of the sustainability of globalization on 29 September at Maastricht University. Below he describes the importance of this work and the impact IIASA had.  More

11 September 2017
2014 YSSPer Miho Kamei

Miho Kamei is currently at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan and recently published on socioeconomic scenarios at the city scale for Tokyo. Below she describes the importance of this work and the impact of the YSSP.  More

07 September 2017
Alumnus Andreas Schäfer at IIASA

Prof. Andreas Schäfer gave an institute seminar on Transportation and climate change -- past trends and future prospects. This was his first visit at IIASA in 21 years. More details on his current research below.  More

13 July 2017
1994 YSSPer Andreas Zinggl

Andreas Zinggl is currently the Program Manager for Pakistan at Caritas, St. Pölten. He recently attended the YSSP 40th Anniversary Event, where he could reconnect with fellow 1994 YSSPers, and below he shares his YSSP experience.  More

10 July 2017
In Memory of Roderick Shaw

IIASA was saddened by the news of Roderick Shaw's passing on 1 June. He led the Transboundary Air Pollution Program from 1987-1992. Below Leen Hordijk, Matthias Jonas, Sten Nilsson, and Maximilian Posch pay tribute to Rod Shaw's memory.  More

19 June 2017
2009 YSSPer Zoe Chafe

Zoe Chafe recently gave a seminar at IIASA on "Household heating with solid fuels (wood, coal, dung, etc): Implications for air pollution, health, and climate change." Below she describes her current work, its importance, and the impact the YSSP.  More

12 June 2017
2016 YSSPer Maria Xylia

Maria Xylia is currently a PhD candidate at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and continues collaborating with colleagues in the IIASAEcosystems Services and Management Program. Below she shares her YSSP experience from the aspect of a female researcher.  More

30 May 2017
2003 YSSPer Peter van Grinsven

Peter van Grinsven was in theProcesses of International Negotiation Program as a 2003 YSSPer. His experience following IIASA includes a Senior Policy Adviser role to now being the Director of Corporate Development at the Royal Schiphol Group. Below he describes how the YSSP impacted him professionally.  More

23 May 2017
2010 YSSPer Jessica Jewell

Jessica first came to IIASA in 2010 as a participant in the YSSP and returned in 2011 joining the IIASA Energy Program. Below she describes the impacts of the YSSP on her work on energy security, nuclear energy and the political economy of energy transitions.  More

23 May 2017
2012 YSSPer Firdos Khan Yousafzai

Congratulations to Firdos Khan Yousafzai on his recent publication:Improved hydrological projections and reservoir management in the Upper Indus Basin under the changing climate. Below he mentions the impact of the YSSP.  More

15 May 2017
1997 YSSPer Brian Fath

Brian Fath participated in the 1997 YSSP and today is the scientific coordinator of the program as well as a summer Research Scholar within the Advanced Systems Analysis Program. The YSSP impacted not only his career, read more about how it turned his life upside down below.  More

12 May 2017
Happy 90th Birthday to Cesare Marchetti

IIASA wishes Dr. Marchetti all the best on this special birthday!  More

09 May 2017
Former IIASA Director Arne Jernelöv publishes

Congratulations to Arne Jernelöv on his recent publication "The Long-Term Fate of Invasive Species: Aliens Forever orIntegrated Immigrants with Time?"  More

05 May 2017
IIASA collaborators elected to US National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to IIASA collaborators Carl Folke and Arild Underdal for being elected as members of the US National Academy of Sciences.  More

11 April 2017
Congratulations to alumnus Janusz Kacprzyk

Prof. Kacprzyk was one of 14 recipients of an honorary doctorate from the Laapeenranta University of Technology in Finland for his work on sustainability, especially in water consumption and waste, decision-making, and big data in digitalisation.  More

10 April 2017
2006 YSSPer Sabine Fuss

Sabine Fuss works at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin, Germany, but her first research position was with the IIASA Forestry Program. Below she describes her experiences at IIASA and how they have shaped her path and what she is working on today.  More

04 April 2017
In Memory of Oleg Fedorovich Vasiliev

IIASA was saddened by the news of Oleg F. Vasiliev's death on 7 March 2017.He led the Resources & Environment Area and was Deputy Director at IIASA from 1977-1981. Below alumni Jesse Ausubel and M. Bruce Beck pay tribute to his memory.  More

20 March 2017
1989 YSSPer David G. Victor

Below David Victor looks at how his 1989 YSSP experience impacted him.  More

09 March 2017
Alumnus Luis J. Castro on Migration and Urban Systems

Join Luis J. Castro at the "Migration and Urban Systems Engineering Analysis on the Mexico-USA Border" conference on Thursday, 9 March, at the Engineering Institute of the National University in Mexico City at 5 pm.  More

02 March 2017
The Power of Systems - a new book on IIASA

In The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World, Dr. Egle Rindzeviciute introduces readers to one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War: the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.  More

13 February 2017
2013 YSSPer Talha Manzoor

2013 YSSPer Talha Manzoor describes below how the YSSP enabled him to pursue his current work and the impact it had on his research.  More

09 February 2017
In Memory of Agneta (Silfver) Newton

IIASA was saddened by the news of Agneta (Silfver) Newton's death on 2 February 2017. Below alumna Ruth Steiner pays tribute to Silfver's memory with personal reflections following from Roger and Carla Levien, Monica de Janosi, and Sebouh Baghdoyan.  More

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