A novel integrated assessment framework for exploring possible futures for Australia
13 Nov, 2018 (Tue)
11:00 am
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Dr. Jeremy Qiu
Electrical Engineering
The University of Sydney


A more robust understanding of the implications of future risks and opportunities could improve strategic decision making at different levels. Single sector analyses are likely to simplify key interactions across domains which may limit their ability to identify mechanisms to mitigate risks or harness opportunities.

This seminar describes an integrated suite of a dozen global and national models for exploring Australia’s future through quantitative scenario analysis, GNOME.3 (the Global and National Outlooks for Materials, Economy, Environment & Energy). This multi-model framework is the most comprehensive scenario capability for Australia to date that connects and integrates across the three interconnected sub-systems: economic-social, environmental earth systems, and food-energy-water nexus. There are several areas—for example, assessing markets for ecosystem services, exploring the complexities of water use, and exploring potential shifts in comparative advantage—where analysis can only be obtained by cross-sector integration associated with the comprehensive model-linking approach possible with GNOME.3 and used in the Australian National Outlooks. The seminar describes the system and identify areas for further development and application.


Biography of the speaker:

Dr Jeremy(Jing) Qiu is now on a continuing appointment as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney since November 2017. Dr Qiu obtained his B.Eng. degree from Shandong University, China, M.Sc. degree in Environmental Policy and Management from The University of Manchester, UK, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2008, 2010 and 2014 respectively. After submitting his PhD thesis, Dr Qiu worked as a full-time Research Associate between June 2014 and May 2016 at the Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks (CIEN), The University of Newcastle. Afterwards, Dr Qiu was appointed as an Energy Economics Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) between May 2016 and November 2017. Whilst at CSIRO, Dr Qiu was a project leader for several research initiatives, mainly in charge of modelling electricity, natural gas and transportation systems.

Dr Qiu’s research activities involve power system operation and planning, low-carbon economy, energy transition pathways, energy market modelling and energy economics. He maintains research collaborations across academia, industry and government both within Australia and internationally.

Dr Qiu has an established reputation in energy system modelling towards a low-carbon economy, including invited paper submissions, Best Paper Award in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2014, CSIRO Team Performance Cash Award 2017 and acknowledgment from the former Australian Prime Minister for research excellence. The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP acknowledged that ‘Australia needs a sustainable, practical and technology agnostic energy policy’ and that Dr Qiu’s research on the ENTR at CSIRO ‘will provide important input to the future of Australia’s energy policy’


All are welcome!


Prof. D.J. Hill

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