The ASA Program’s overall mission is to advance systems analysis by substantiating the integration of systems methods and applied research on problems of global change and universal importance. ASA research ultimately aims to produce, practice and prototype novel system-analytical approaches which allow solving problems that cannot be addressed by the existing tools, or which enable addressing the problems more efficiently.
ASA’s research is organized around the three research domains.
1. Optimal behavior of systems: ASA researches how decision making can be formalized in models and what consequences different decisions yield, with the focus on
2. Interactions within systems: Here we address the role of the system structure, i.e., indirect links and connectivity between individual systems within a larger system, and focus on
3. Critical transitions and resilience: ASA research focuses on complex, large systems with the aim to study system’s resilience towards extreme shocks. In particular, the following areas are explored and advanced:
In order to support high-impact work in methodology and applications, we are particularly interested in applicants whose research fits with another IIASA program in addition to ASA.
We look forward to seeing your proposal on innovative uses of mathematics to study complex human-environment systems!
Last edited: 28 May 2015
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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