Dr. Hamed Shakouri Ganjavi.
A system thinking methodology for problem solving in a complex world
Tue Sep 29 2020 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Many of our interventions may focus only on symptoms rather than addressing the underlying problems. “Is it a Cause of a Problem or just its Symptoms?” Answers to this type of questions help to determine whether our actions are merely band-aids or are likely to have a lasting impact. System thinking is an approach to problem solving that advices viewing “problems” as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific parts, outcomes or events. To overcome complexities, nonlinearities, dynamics and delays, interconnections and cyclic relations, “System Approach” introduces a methodology to analyze and then synthesize a system’s components so that the causes of a problem can be distinguished and solutions can be realized. This webinar is an introduction to the “System Dynamics” methodology, which is known as a powerful tool for techno-socio-economic problem solving in a complex environment.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Hamed Shakouri Ganjavi received his M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology and his PhD from Amirkabir University of Technology in Power Systems and Control Systems Engineering, respectively. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran. His main field of interest is economic, social and environmental aspects of energy systems, and he has served different energy sectors, especially the new developing renewable energy sector in Iran. He has been active in research as well as providing business plans in communication industries and markets, including mobile, WiMax, fiber, and IPTV. He is also interested in energy-related use cases of communication systems, such as AMI, smart metering and IoT.
In 2012, Dr. Shakouri started his cooperation with University of British Columbia as a visiting professor at Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), and later, as an adjunct professor and sessional lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has many publications in energy-related fields; e.g., renewable energies, energy systems assessment, and energy planning. He is presently working at NuGrid Power Co.