8th MIT-UAlbany System Dynamics

PhD Research Colloquium

Sloan School of Management, MIT

Spring 2004


Hazhir Rahmandad, PhD Candidate, MIT

Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano, PhD Candidate, University at Albany


The System Dynamics Groups from the Sloan School of MIT and the Rockefeller College of the University at Albany have been meeting two times a year, one at MIT and one at the University at Albany, since the fall semester of 2000 to share their research projects and improve their knowledge on how to conduct system-dynamics related research.


Informal Reception (10:00 to 10:20 AM)

Welcome (10:20 to 10:30 AM)

Ignacio Martinez and Hazhir Rahmandad

Presentation 1 (10:30 to 11:15 AM)

Gokhan Dogan: "Confidence Interval Estimation in System Dynamics"

Presentation 2 (11:20 AM to 12:10 PM)

Paul Newton: "Integrated Modeling of Nitrogen and Phosphorous Flows and Losses in the Animal, Soil, Crop, and Environmental Systems of a Dairy Farm"

Presentation 3 (1:30 to 2:15 PM)

Jeroen Struben: "Technology Transitions: identifying challenges for hydrogen vehicles. Analysis of a simple adoption model"

Presentation 4 (2:20 to 3:05 PM)

Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano: "Competing Pressures in Norm Formation: Effectiveness Erosion of Control Systems in the Securities Industry"

Presentation 5 (3:10 to 3:55 PM)

Mila Getmansky: "Limits to Arbitrage; Understanding How Hedge Funds Fail"

Presentation 6 (4:15 to 5:00 PM)

Mohammad Mojtahedzadeh: "Teaching Systems Thinking in Spreadsheets"

Presentation 7 (5:05 to 5:50 PM)

Hazhir Rahmandad: "Effect of Network Structure and Heterogeneity on Dynamics of Diffusion"

Closing Remarks (6:00 to 6:10 PM)

Hazhir Rahmandad and Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano


David F. Andersen, PhD

University at Albany

John Sterman, PhD


Nelson Repenning, PhD


Jim Hines, PhD


Brad Morrison , PhD




Hazhir Rahmandad

Jeroen Struben

Gokhan Dogan

Mila Getmansky

Jeroen Struben

Jason Black

Angie Kelic

Rintaro Kurebayashi

Daniel McCarthy

Jim McFarland

Ted Piepenbrock

Tim Quinn

University at Albany

Michael Deegan

Alexander Lubyansky

Ignacio J. Martinez-Moyano

Cornell University

Arvind Chandrasekar

Joe Schults

Luis Tedeschi

Maki Uevama

Paul Newton

Attune Group

Mohammad Mojtahedzadeh

Amber Blocks Ltd

Allen Boorstein


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