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Student Profile: Ehsan Nouri

Business Administration PhD student in the Beedie School of Buisness

May 10, 2021
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I'm a Doctoral Student at the Beedie School of Business specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS). I have received a master's degree in Electronic Business, and a bachelor's in Digital Systems Engineering, both from University of Tehran, Iran. In the past two years, I've been studying the socio-economic dynamics of the labor-education market through simulating artificial societies. My research interests are Social Simulation, Agent-Based Modelling, and Social Networks Analysis.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

SFU's Beedie School of Business has a dynamic environment with several active research groups which motivates me to start following new ideas and possibilities. Most importantly, novel research areas like Social Simulation are welcomed at SFU.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?

We study social phenomena through simulations. There are macro-level policies that cannot be studied in the real world because of their consequences and costs. Simulations provide us with an artificial world to test innovative ideas and see the collective outcomes. In business studies, the application of simulations can reveal interesting aspects of customer behavior, inter-firm relationships and market dynamics.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I'm doing research in my favorite field and SFU has enabled me to see the potential and hope in my studies, to help our society tackle real issues.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.

Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship is a generous award I received in Fall 2020. It helped me propose new topics and focus on research instead of looking for other jobs.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM/POSTDOC POSITION TO SOMEONE STILL SEARCHING FOR A PROGRAM OR POSTDOC POSITION?

PhD is a path to realize the potential in your dreams and ideas. When you are full of ideas, a research career helps you turn them into real work.

Contact Ehsan: ehsan_nouri@sfu.ca