|PA 317 - Systems Analysis and Strategic Management|
By applying complexity, network and systems analysis to the study of organized responses to wicked problems, it is possible to “harness complexity” in such a way as to generate effective results. This means that effective leaders, modelers and policy analysts must be attentive to the inputs (human, social, financial, political, cultural , knowledge, and physical capital), the processes (inter & intra-organizational and inter-personal dynamics), the outputs (the tangible measures and product of collective action) and the outcomes (the long term goals and objectives) associated with their environments. In addition, they must understand the broader environmental factors that impact their organizations. These externals factors may include: market trends, funder priorities, policy developments, etc.
Basic understanding of social organizations, social network dynamics. Interest in the policy process and social systems modeling.
Agent-based simulation / cellular automata, Evolutionary/adaptive computing/simulation, Game Theory, Multi-scale modeling
Transportation Systems, Not specific to any particular application domain, Other: Any policy system or subsystem
|Frequency: Once a year|
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