July 24 – August 4, 2023
Tecnologico de Monterrey
School of Government and Public Transformation
Application Deadline: March 20th, 2023
Offered in collaboration with the Society for Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty (http://deepuncertainty.org), the purpose of the DMDU summer school is to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, practitioners, and faculty for 2 weeks of intensive study and interdisciplinary training in DMDU.
The summer school is structured around three tracks:
- Methods: courses focused on tools and methods used un DMDU research and work, this years offerings include:
- Scalable DMDU analyses using complex, high-runtime model (30hrs). Instructor: James Syme https://www.rand.org/about/people/s/syme_james.html
- Methods for Vulnerability Analysis (12 hrs). Instructor: Edmundo Molina https://www.edmundomolinamx.org/
- Data Visualization (10 hrs). Instructor: Antonia Hadjimichael https://www.hadjimichael.info/
- Introduction to Many Objective Robust Decision Making (15 hrs). Instructor: David Gold, https://reed.cee.cornell.edu/current_members/
- Participatory DMDU Methods for Water Policy (4 hrs). Instructor: Nathan Bonham, https://www.colorado.edu/lab/krg/nathan-bonham
- Policy: courses focused on the applications of DMDU in various fields.
- DMDU applications to Water Policy (3 hrs). Instructor: TBD
- DMDU applications to Climate Mitigation Policy (3 hrs). Instructor: TBD
- DMDU applications to Energy (3 hrs). Instructor: TBD
- Foundational: courses focused on understanding the theoretical foundations of the society’s work.
- Foundations of DMDU (6 hrs). Instructor: Dr. Robert Lempert https://www.rand.org/about/people/l/lempert_robert_j.html
- DMDU in public policy and group decision (6 hrs). Instructor: Dr. Steven Popper https://www.rand.org/about/people/p/popper_steven_w.html
The target cohort size for the summer school is 25 students.
If you are interested in participating, please submit your application using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/yfTZvti5qQ
The deadline for applications for the summer school is March 20st.
To partially cover summer school expenses, there is a registration fee of 350 USD. However, if you are a student in any level (undergrad, postgraduate) or if you are a national from a developing country, then you can register for the annual meeting with a reduced fee of 150 USD. Developing Country participants are determined by the World Bank Country and Lending Groups (https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups). The reduced fee applies to Low-Income Economies/Low-Middle Income Economies only.
Accepted participants are not obligated to participate in all courses but may choose which courses to attend based on their availability and interests. If this is the first time in participating in the summer school, then taking the foundational courses is highly recommended.
The leadership of the DMDU Society has secured funding for lodging and travel expense support for accepted participants who apply for it. Support will be determined based on the quality of the participants applications and the desired structure of the cohort. If you wish to be considered for financial support, please indicate that in your application.