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Pratik Patil


Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group

Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Pratik Patil (Pat) is a researcher in the Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group of the IIASA Advancing System Analysis Program, where he works on the Transformations within Reach: SYNC-Sustainability Project. The project aims to catalyze systemic societal transformations towards sustainability while simultaneously increasing resilience to multiple systemic risks.

Patil's research is oriented by a drive to contribute meaningfully, as humankind's collective near-term choices are likely to have a long-term impact on the future trajectories of sentient life. He aspires to integrate multiple scientific and normative perspectives towards a coherent synthesis needed to navigate the Anthropocene. His research interests include multi-level paradigmatic transformations (from reductionist idealism towards complex realism); the co-evolution of technologies and culture (particularly social structures); the philosophy of science and technology (specifically techno-realism); mitigating global anthropogenic risks; governance and the science-policy-society interface; and (explanatory) data analysis techniques.

Patil's transdisciplinary background includes a bachelor's in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India and a master's in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. His master's thesis focused on the evolution of technologies with a case study of space technologies. It underscored the exigency of paradigmatic cultural transformations for mitigating anthropogenic systemic risks. In addition, Patil has extensive professional work experience in software development. He is also currently affiliated with the Vienna University of Economics and Business. (For more information:

Last update: 10 FEB 2022