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Artem Baklanov joined IIASA as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in September 2014. He is affiliated with both the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) as well as the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASA), and has been working on the application of control theory, game theory, and machine learning to inform environmental decision making.
Environmental decision making needs to be informed in many ways, also depending on the scale:
- At the scale of a global economy, it is important to develop tools for a trade-off analysis in Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs);
- At the scale of countries, one has to take into account strategic interactions when designing institutions to deal with the environment as common good;
- At the level of citizens, an emerging area of citizen science (including crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring) calls for new robust methods to deal with the results of the crowdsourcing campaigns, in particular, methods for vote aggregation and data pre-processing.
Namely, nonlinearities in IAMs escalate the issue of consistency between short-term actions and long-term targets. Dr. Baklanov applies the attainable set approach to circumscribe possible short-term actions that are consistent with a specified long-term target, as well as to reveal which long-term targets are still attainable depending on a chosen short-term policy.
To analyze global socioeconomic problems, it is helpful to study models formulated as repeated games and use the concept of the strategic equilibrium to describe a rational outcome of multi-agent interactions. Dr. Baklanov focuses on strategies with restricted memory representing bounded rationality and explores how a small change in the complexity of strategies, which can be interpreted as a change in the boundedness of rationality, influences some important properties of the Nash equilibrium.
Public participation in scientific research is a new global trend helping to improve existing monitoring tools. To improve the quality of data collected at crowdsourcing campaigns, Dr. Baklanov uses vote aggregation procedures based on state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and performs data pre-processing using computer vision algorithms to exclude ambiguous and low-quality images from visual inspection by volunteers.
Last update: 16-JAN-2019
Lappalainen HK, Kerminen V-M, Petäjä T, Kurten T, Baklanov A, Shvidenko A, Bäck J, Vihma T, et al. (2016). Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX): Towards holistic understanding of the feedbacks and interactions in the land-atmosphere-ocean-society continuum in the Northern Eurasian region. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 16: 14421-14461. DOI:10.5194/acp-2016-186.
Shvidenko A, Schepaschenko D , & Baklanov A (2014). Integrated land information system - A relevant step for development of information background for PEEX? Geophysical Research Abstracts 16
Groisman PY, Gutman G, Shvidenko AZ, Bergen KM, Baklanov A, & Stackhouse Jr PW (2013). Introduction: Regional features of Siberia. In: Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and their Global Consequences. Eds. Groisman, PY & Gutman, G, . 10.1007/978-94-007-4569-8_1.
Gutman G, Groisman PY, Gordov EP, Shiklomanov AI, Shiklomanov NI, Shvidenko AZ, Bergen KM, & Baklanov A (2013). Summary and outstanding scientific challenges for research of environmental changes in Siberia. In: Regional Environmental Changes in Siberia and their Global Consequences. Eds. Groisman, PY & Gutman, G, pp. 347-354 Springer. 10.1007/978-94-007-4569-8_9.
Monks PS, Granier C, Fuzzi S, Stohl A, Amann M, Baklanov A, & Klimont Z (2009). Atmospheric composition change -- Global and regional air quality. Atmospheric Environment 43 (33): 5268-5350. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.08.021.
Mahura A, Baklanov A, Sorensen JH, Parker F, Novikov V, Brown KG, & Compton KL (2005). Assessment of potential atmospheric transport and deposition patterns due to Russian Pacific Fleet operations. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 102 (1): 261-287. DOI:10.1007/s10661-005-0295-7.
Parker F, Mahura A, Compton K, Brown K, Takano M, Novikov V, Baklanov A, & Sørensen JH (2003). Potential Impact of Atmospheric Releases at Russian Far East Nuclear Submarine Complexes. In: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, 23-27 Febraury 2003, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Mahura A, Novikov V, Baklanov A, Parker F, Sorensen JH, & Compton KL (2002). Modeling of atmospheric transport from nuclear risk sites in the Russian Far East. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecological Problems in Nuclear-Powered Submarine Decommissioning and the Development of Nuclear Power in the Region (ECOFLOT-2002), 16-20 September 2002.
Baklanov A, Bergman R, Segerstahl B, & Thaning L (1996). Assessment of risk of airborne radioactive contamination from Nuclear units in North-West Russia. In: 2000 Then What? Proceedings of the 13th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, 22-25 September 1996.
Bergman R, Baklanov A, & Segerstahl B (1996). Integrated regional risk assessment: The case of radioactive contamination on the Kola Peninsula. In: Risk in a Modern Society: Proceedings of the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis - Europe, 3-5 June 1996.
Amosov PV, Baklanov A, & Mazukhina SI (1995). Estimation of potential risk for the population from possible accident at the Kola nuclear power plant. In: Proceedings of the Second International conference on Environmental Radioactivity in the Arctic, 21-25 August 1995.
Baklanov A (1995). Radiation risk objects at the northern-west Russia and estimation of radiation consequences after hypothetical accidents. In: Proceedings of the International Conference "Probabilistic Safety Assessment Methodology and Applications (PSA'95).
Baklanov A, Rigina O, Klyuchnikova E, & Nazarenko L (1995). GIS-application for analysis of risk of radioactive contamination. In: Proceedings of the Second International conference on Environmental Radioactivity in the Arctic, 21-25 August 1995.
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