What's Happening in IPO

24 Dec 2019

Bringing New Hope to Improvement of Hazy Air Pollution

A research team led by Prof. YU Jianzhen, Professor at Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) and Department of Chemistry, unveiled a first-in-kind study of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and its role in the rise and fall of airborne sulfates in hazy air pollution, offering policymakers new insights into ways to tackle smoggy weather.

23 Dec 2019

Big Data and Public Policy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies

The program “Big Data and Public Policy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies” organized by Leadership and Public Policy (Executive Education) (LAPP) were held on 10-11 October 2019. It was a customized program for Civil Service Training and Development Institute (CSTDI). It is believed that the rise of big data and evidence based governance practices have the potential to transform government. Six speakers shared their thoughts on several training sessions on big data topics, including state-of-the-art software technologies, information resources management, and good practices required to effectively employ big data in the public sector.

20 Dec 2019

IPO's 2019 Year in Review!

It's almost the end of 2019. Time for IPO's 2019 Year in Review!

19 Dec 2019

Risk Perception of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Indian Construction Industry

Prof. Kira MATUS, Associate Professor of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) shared her research insights in a two-day workshop “Risk Perception of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Indian Construction Industry” on 14-15 November 2019. It is believed that with the development of AI-based technologies, the construction industry can improve the efficiency of their activities, including adopting cutting edge technologies to ensure faster delivery and a safe working environment.

17 Dec 2019

Prospective Longevity: A New Vision of Population Aging

Division of Public Policy (PPOL) organized a seminar on “Prospective Longevity: A New Vision of Population Aging” on 10 October 2019. Prof. Sergei SCHERBOV, Deputy Program Director of the World Population Program (POP) at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) shared the concept of “prospective age”, a forward-thinking measure of our remaining lifespan. The study helps to generate better demographic estimates, which inform better policies.

12 Dec 2019

Closed Loops, the Circular Economy, Nudges and the Innovative University

The seminar “Closed Loops, the Circular Economy, Nudges and the Innovative University” organized by Division of Public Policy (PPOL) was held on 21 October 2019. Prof. Scott VALENTINE, Professor and Associate Dean of Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University introduced three tools for enhancing productivity: systems redesign, closed loop planning and nudges. He also shared his insight on strategic management, especially about how universities can elevate productivity and profitability through applied practice.