Prashant Deshpande Member since: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Full Member

Alma Mater: FT Ranked No. 10 Business Economics school.
Ranked No 1 in an engineering mathematics national level test.
Ranked No 1 in an analytics program at IIT Bombay.
B.E. Mechanical Engineering.
MTech 1st year Modelling and Simulation.
PhD 1st year Strategy Simulation at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Tuition scholarships at the Santa Fe Institute.
GMAT 730
5 years of operations research work experience.
Published and presented a poster at the The Operational Research Society, UK Annual Conference 2021 integrating strategy and applied math. Took on and resolved a longstanding problem.
Solo authored leadership article in the Analytics magazine Nov/Dec 2021 issue from INFORMS.
Solo authored theoretical optimization abstract at the ICORES 2022 Conference.
Authoring the black-tie, board room manual - The Change Management Series Volume 1 Kindle edition on Amazon March, 2022.
I am a participant at the Financial Modeling World Cup 2022.
Build spiders for scraping web data.

Agent-based computer simulation in strategy, the resource-based view in strategy, agency theory and top & middle management incentives, organizational economics, algorithmic game theory, financial friction, financial econometrics.

Volker Grimm Member since: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Full Member Reviewer

Volker Grimm currently works at the Department of Ecological Modelling, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung. Volker does research in ecology and biodiversity research.

How to model it: Ecological models, in particular simulation models, often seem to be formulated ad hoc and only poorly analysed. I am therefore interested in strategies and methods for making ecological modelling more coherent and efficient. The ultimate aim is to develop preditive models that provide mechanstic understanding of ecological systems and that are transparent and structurally realistic enough to support environmental decision making.

Pattern-oriented modelling: This is a general strategy of using multiple patterns observed in real systems as multiple criteria for chosing model structure, selecting among alternative submodels, and inversely determining entire sets of unknown model parameters.

Individual-based and agent-based modelling: For many, if not most, ecological questions individual-level aspects can be decisive for explaining system-level behavior. IBM/ABMs allow to represent individual heterogeneity, local interactions, and/or adaptive behaviour

Ecological theory and concepts: I am particularly interested in exploring stability properties like resilience and persistence.

Modelling for ecological applications: Pattern-oriented modelling allows to develop structurally realistic models, which can be used to support decision making and the management of biodiversity and natural resources. Currently, I am involved in the EU project CREAM, where a suite of population models is developed for pesticide risk assessment.

Standards for model communication and formulation: In 2006, we published a general protocol for describing individual- and agent-based models, called the ODD protocol (Overview, Design concepts, details). ODD turned out to be more useful (and needed) than we expected.

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