SRA workshop series: How to use modelling as decision support
Do you want to learn more about how to relate your research to sustainable development and initiate collaborations with researchers in other fields? The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2021. This workshop is the second within the theme Future-oriented methodologies.
This workshop will deepen the question of why we need modelling. To understand the complexity in different societal challenges as well as finding system solutions, modelling is a powerful tool. However, to develop new approaches for cross-disciplinary problems we need to understand and listen to each other over disciplinary borders. To get a sense of these potentials, the workshop will introduce different area for modelling; further investigate the aims, benefits, risks and limitations. The workshop will further offer the opportunity to discuss how to organise research within Lund University to understand what and how we can learn from each other and get new insights.
Before the workshop: Think about how modelling can be used in your area or how modelling in your area can be developed by introducing new approaches, methods and tools.
Three topics will be covered during the workshop:
- Prognostic health modelling
- Modelling of industrial development
- Modelling of land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem services
9.20-9.50 Prognostic health modelling, Anna Jöud, Department of Laboratory Medicine
10.00-10.30 Modelling of cutting data and how it may be used in technology planning, Daniel Johansson, Digital Machining, Seco Tools AB
10.30-11.00 Modelling of land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem services, Mark Brady, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science & AgriFood Economics Centre
11.10-11.45 Group discussions in breakout rooms
11.45-12.00 Conclusions and wrap-up
The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas SPI, EpiHealth and BECC.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Department of Laboratory medicine, Faculty of medicine, Lund University
Acting manager of HTA Syd, Skåne University Hospital, Region Skåne.
Jöud has a long experience in using data obtained from electronic health records and aggregated health information data. The special focus of her research has been on important public health concerns such as mental illness, chronic pain and common infectious diseases, and their effect on the individual, the society and healthcare organisations.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been working in the Region Skåne analytical group undertaking work to forecast the number of COVID-19 cases in need of healthcare. This modelling work has served as a basis for reorganising healthcare provision to meet the need of those with COVID-19.
Senior R&D Professional, Digital Machining, Seco Tools AB, Sweden
Associated Senior Professional, Lund University, Sweden
Daniel Johansson did a PhD in Tool Life and Cutting Data Modelling in Metal Cutting from Lund University 2019. He is now working at Seco Tools, one of the Wolds largest tool manufacturers in the Digital Machining team within R&D, Sweden. His focus is on modelling and building solutions to support Seco’s customers in technology planning and optimization. He is also associated to Lund University and the research team Machining and Manufacturing Solutions.
Topic: Modelling of cutting data and how it may be used in technology planning
Today Seco Tools offers digital applications for cutting data recommendations and optimization to customers supporting in tool selection and process optimization. Daniel Johansson will share an insight to how models are used in these services and how it may be used in technology planning and the functionality of the back-end platform supporting these applications. He will also share future visions of digitalization for Seco in regard to cutting data modelling and how collaboration with academia supports in this digital shift.
Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University
Policy Officer, AgriFood Economics Centre, SLU
Mark´s main research area is integrated modelling of the relations between land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem services, by including the decisions of managers, principally farmers, on land-use as well as the consequences of their decisions on ecosystem services in a common model framework. Using these models, the consequences of different policies can be evaluated in interaction with stakeholders.
His research is conducted in multidisciplinary projects and research environments environments (i.e. Centre for Environmental and Climate Science at Lund University), where ecological research is used to inform about the biophysical relationships between land-use and ecosystem services. Integrating this research makes it possible to evaluate the consequences of changing conditions for decisions (e.g. changing climate, demands for biomass) and policies (e.g., the Common Agricultural Policy).
Aim of the workshop series
As the climate and other planetary crises escalate, there is a need to develop the SRA’s to better meet the societal challenges and to find solutions to achieve a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development worldwide.
The aim of the workshops is to develop work processes of common interest, exchange experiences and strengthen sustainability collaboration between research areas, as well as to create a broader reflection on sustainability issues at Lund university and in society. The sustainable development goals can in this context function as a common language connecting academic activities with policy goals.
Workshops will mainly target researchers, doctoral students and research coordinators/administrators from the Strategic Research Areas, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University.