Juan Pablo Rios-Ocampo
PhD Student

Juan Pablo Rios-Ocampo

Faculty of Business
School of Management and Governance

I am a full-time Ph.D. candidate in the School of Management and Governance linked to the Scientia Scholarship project "Identifying transformative policies to improve well-being in Australia". My research focuses on how policimakers' mental models and decision-making of urban planning impact societal well-being in cities.

I have researched cross-disciplinary topics combining social, economic, and environmental sciences and operations research tools such as systems dynamics, agent-based modelling, and optimization models. I have applied in-depth analysis and systems modelling and simulations in projects examining Colombia's complex socio-economic challenges related to the digital divide, the electricity market, and energy security.

I have worked as a researcher at the National University of Colombia and in an interdisciplinary research team at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) of Colombia to understand the digital divide across the different regions of Colombia. I have also taught as a lecturer at the University of La Sabana and the Metropolitan Institute of Technology, in Colombia, as a tutor at UNSW Sydney, and Guest Lecture at UNSW Canberra and the National Univerisity of Colombia.

PhD Candidate, UNSW Sydney

Bachelor in Economics, National University of Colombia.

Master of Science in Engineering - Systems Engineering, National University of Colombia.

Scientia Scholarship awarded by the University of New South Wales

UNSW Scientia Scholarship - Career Development Grant

Young researcher scholarship awarded by the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Colombia

Best thesis of BSc. in Economics, National University of Colombia, Medellín

Best group of GPA of all 2014-I BSc. in Economics, National University of Colombia, Medellín