James K. Doyle. Associate Professor of Psychology and Department Head at WPI (Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992). Areas of expertise: applied social and cognitive psychology, judgment and decision making, risk perception and communication, psychological foundations of system dynamics, and mental models of complex systems.
Robert Eberlein. Co-President, ISEE systems, Inc. (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Expertise: system dynamics software design and development, model analysis and evaluation, sensitivity analysis, and model optimization. He has been working in the field of System Dynamics for 30 years and has extensive experience teaching and consulting. He recently spent 18 months working in the Health Services and Systems Research department at Duke NUS Graduate medical school. He has been active in the System Dynamics Society as President (2004), Secretary, VP Meetings and, currently, VP of Electronic Presence.
Karim Chichakly. Co-President of isee systems and practitioner in the isee Systems Innovation Practice. He has nearly 20 years of system dynamics experience building models primarily in the areas of business strategy, business processes, and public policy, including variations of a national health care model and several infectious disease models. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Skidmore College, Dartmouth College as well as a Master’s in system dynamics from WPI, and a Ph.D. in computer science from University of Vermont.
Andrew Ford. Professor of Environmental Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Washington State University (Ph.D., Dartmouth College). Areas of expertise: energy modeling, environmental dynamics and policy, and regional planning. In his research he focuses on environmental problems and energy in the western USA. He also teaches a class on climate change.
Michael J. Radzicki. Associate Professor of Economics at WPI (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1985). Professor Radzicki is the creator of WPI’s program in system dynamics and co-creator of WPI’s program in trading system development. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame and his training in system dynamics modeling from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he is a certified Rapid-I Predictive Analytics Analyst. Professor Radzicki’s research focuses on predictive analytics, simulation science, and the application of techniques from these areas to problems in economics, finance, and management. He has been invited to speak around the world in venues such as the White House, the Royal Society, the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Homeland Security, and Sandia National Laboratories. He has also served on the editorial board of several professional journals and as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 corporations. In addition to his work in data analysis and simulation, Professor Radzicki is an avid long distance runner, martial artist, golfer, and currency trader. In 2006 he served as president of the System Dynamics Society.
Oleg V. Pavlov. Associate Professor of Economics and System Dynamics at WPI (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2000). Areas of expertise: system dynamics modeling, computational economics, economics of information systems, and complex economics dynamics. He is past President of the Economics Chapter of the System Dynamics Society and now serves on the Executive Board of the Economics Chapter. He is the Coordinator for the WPI graduate system dynamics program.
Khalid Saeed. Professor of Economics and System Dynamics at WPI (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981). Dr. Saeed was a student of Jay Forrester at MIT and has worked on developing system dynamics models of real-world systems. His insight models have been used to test policies for environmental sustenance, replicate psychology experiments, design innovative organizations, implement developmental agendas, and improve performance of governance systems. He has been teaching the art and science of system dynamics for the past several decades. Dr. Saeed also published on methodological issues. As part of a multidisciplinary team he recently studied the US organ transplant system. This project was supported by HRSA. Dr. Saeed is a former President of the System Dynamics Society (1995) and a recipient of the Jay Forrester Award in System Dynamics.
Jim Thompson. Independent Management Consultant based in Connecticut (Ph.D. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland). Dr. Thompson is an experienced system dynamics modeler of health care applications and an enthusiastic instructor with the ample experience of teaching workshops, in-class courses and designing online courses. He developed and periodically teaches a Health Dynamics course in the online graduate system dynamics program at WPI. He works with a wide group of stakeholders to resolve issues in health care systems—new pharmaceuticals introductions, evaluating medical technologies, challenges unique to care for frail elderly, control of infectious diseases, and capacity planning. From 2010 through 2012, Dr. Thompson was Head of the Health Systems Design Laboratory at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, where he focused on health service delivery of treatment and care for persons with age-associated dementia.
John Morecroft. Senior Fellow at London Business School (Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He is an expert in the use of business modeling and simulation for strategy and scenario analysis. He has been a consultant for international organizations including McKinsey and Co., Royal Dutch/Shell, BBC and Mars. Dr. Morecroft is a founding member of the System Dynamics Society. He was an Associate Dean of the Executive MBA Program at London Business School. He also taught at MIT. He is a past Editor of the System Dynamics Review and a member of the Strategic Management Society and INFORMS.
Kim Warren. Owner and Director of Strategy Dynamics Ltd. He is an experienced strategy consultant and teacher who wrote Competitive Strategy Dynamics (Wiley 2002) and Strategic Management Dynamics (Wiley 2008). These two books focus on the strategy dynamics framework which was designed by Dr. Warren as a tool for improving business performance over time. He was teaching strategy dynamics at London Business School from 1990 to 2012. In 2013, he was President of the International System Dynamics Society. Dr. Warren is a recipient of the Jay Forrester award from the International System Dynamics Society. He holds an MBA and Ph.D. from London Business School.
Jennifer Kemeny. Independent Consultant. For over 25 years she has pioneered increasingly powerful approaches to create real results—critical insights, renewed motivation and fundamental transformation for her clients. She has worked with Senior Executives in companies of all sizes; from the world’s largest institutions to small start-up companies. She has broad for-profit industry experience, but has also devoted considerable time to educational and health care issues. Ms. Kemeny graduated from Dartmouth College in 1975 with a degree in Mathematics/Computer Science. At MIT’s Sloan School, from 1980–1986, she pursued doctoral studies in System Dynamics, with a minor in Organization Theory. Ms. Kemeny has an ABD from MIT.
Elise Axelrad, currently a Senior Scientist at HUMPro. Dr. Axelrad was an Assistant Professor at WPI during 2001–2006. Her expertise is in psychology and statistics, with focus on judgment and decision making, problem framing, research design, data analysis, modeling and simulation. She holds degrees from the University of Toronto and she earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Duke University. Prior to WPI, Dr. Axelrad was a Research Associate at University at Albany.
Jim Hines. Consultant at astute SD. Areas of expertise: system dynamics modeling, insight from models, software development, system dynamics consulting methodology. Dr. Hines consulted to public and private-sector organizations in a variety of industries including electronics, software, financial, publishing, shipbuilding, and aerospace. In addition to teaching at WPI, he had taught system dynamics at MIT and at Brown University. He holds a Ph.D. in system dynamics from MIT, an MBA in finance and statistics from the University of Chicago, and a BA in English and Anthropology from Amherst College.
James M. Lyneis, currently an Independent Consultant and a Senior Lecturer at MIT, where he teaches System Dynamics and System and Project Management. At WPI, he was a Professor of Practice in System Dynamics. He worked for 25 years in the Business Dynamics Practice of PA Consulting Group (formerly known as Pugh-Roberts Associates). He was General Manager for Pugh-Robert’s European office from 1988–1990. At Pugh-Roberts, Dr. Lyneis specialized in the application of system dynamics techniques to business strategy, market analysis, project management, and management training, and worked in the telecommunications, electric utility, aerospace, and financial services industries. Prior to consulting, he was an Assistant Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Lyneis is the author of the book Corporate Planning and Policy Design: A System Dynamics Approach, as well as numerous journal articles. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management from MIT.