Mr Juan Rios Ocampo
Casual Academic

Mr Juan Rios Ocampo

Business School
School of Management and Governance

I am a full-time Ph.D student in Management linked to the project "Identifying transformative policies to improve well-being in Australia", thanks to the UNSW Scientia Scholarship. I have researched through 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, 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 enhance understanding of the digital divide across the different regions of Colombia. Also, I have taught as a lecturer at the University of La Sabana and the Metropolitan Institute of Technology, ITM, in Colombia. I received my BSc degree in Economics and my MSc degree in Systems Engineering from the National University of Colombia.

Research Interests

  • Systems Thinking and System Dynamics simulation modelling
  • Mental models
  • Urban dynamics
  • Societal progress and Well-being
  • Energy policy

Dissertation title

Growth mental models and societal well-being in Australian urban areas

Supervisors

  • Prof. Shayne Gary
  • Prof. Graciela Metternicht
  • Prof. Kerry Humphreys

Journal articles

  • 2021 Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; Arango-Aramburo, Santiago and Larsen, Erik R. “Renewable energy penetration into electricity markets and its effects on energy security: a system dynamics approach”. International Journal of Energy Research. pp 1-17
  • 2020 Arango-Aramburo, Santiago; Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; and Larsen, Erik R. “Examining the decreasing share of renewable energy amid growing thermal capacity: The case of South America”. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 119, March 2020.
  • 2019 Arango-Aramburo, Santiago; Turner, Sean W.D.; Daenzer, Kathryn; Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; Hejazi, Mohamad I.; et al. “Climate impacts on hydropower in Colombia: A multi-model assessment of power sector adaptation pathways”. Energy Policy journal. Vol 128, pp 179-188
  • 2018 Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; Olaya, Yris and Rivera Gabriel. “Projection of the demand for construction materials in Colombia through analysis of material flows and systems dynamics” (in Spanish). Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín journal, vol 16, No 31 pp. 75-95.
  • 2017 Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo, and Olaya, Yris. “Sustainability of the domestic consumption of construction materials in Colombia, 1990-2013” (in Spanish). Lecturas de Economía, No 86, pp. 127-151.
  • 2015 Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo, and Vélez Gómez, L. Diego. “Fiscal effects in hydroelectric settlements: the cases of the rivers Negro and Nare basins in Colombia” (in Spanish). Semestre Económico, Vol. 18, No 38, pp. 137-160.

Conferences

  • Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo (speaker); Gary, Shayne; Metternicht, Graciela; and Humphreys, Kerry “Growth mental models and societal well-being in Australian urban areas”, Oceania Chapter of the System Dynamics Society. Systems Thinking & Modelling Symposium. 4 February 2022, Online.
  • Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo (speaker); and Gary, Shayne “Using Analytical Equations to Represent Nonlinear Relationships”, 39 International System Dynamics Conference.
  • Guzmán, Laura; Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; Parra, Karla (speaker); Berrio Francisco; and Cárdenas, Sergio. “Public policy design for closing the digital divide in the regions of Colombia: an approach from system dynamics”, XVII Latin American System Dynamics Conference and XVII Colombian System Dynamics Meeting. 13-15 November 2019, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo, Arango, Santiago (speaker) and Larsen Erik R. Renewable energy penetration into electricity markets and its effects on energy security a System Dynamics approach. 12th Annual Meeting of the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), Hanoi, Vietnam, November 2-5, 2018.
  • Guzmán, Laura (Speaker); Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo; Parra, Karla; Berrio Francisco; and Cárdenas, Sergio. “Public policy design for closing the digital divide in the regions of Colombia: an approach from system dynamics” in Spanish), XVI Colombian Meeting of System Dynamics. 29-31 August 2018, Manizales, Colombia.
  • Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo (Speaker), Arango, Santiago and Larsen Erik R. “Renewable energy penetration into electricity markets and its effects on energy security a system dynamics approach”. 6th Latin American energy economics meeting - new energy landscape: impacts for Latin America.
  • Ríos-Ocampo, Juan Pablo (Speaker), Arango, Santiago. Poster: “Public Finance in rural municipalities in Colombia an approach with System Dynamics.” IV Congress of Colombian Economy, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá.
Location
Level 5, Desk 519.5 West Wing, Business School building, E12 UNSW, Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ríos-Ocampo JP; Olaya Y; Osorio A; Henao D; Smith R; Arango-Aramburo S, 2022, 'Thermal districts in Colombia: Developing a methodology to estimate the cooling potential demand', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112612
    Journal articles | 2022
    Rios-Ocampo J; Gary MS, 2022, 'Using analytical equations to represent nonlinear relationships(1)', SYSTEM DYNAMICS REVIEW, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sdr.1718
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ríos-Ocampo JP; Arango-Aramburo S; Larsen ER, 2021, 'Renewable energy penetration and energy security in electricity markets', International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 45, pp. 17767 - 17783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/er.6897
    Journal articles | 2020
    Arango-Aramburo S; Ríos-Ocampo JP; Larsen ER, 2020, 'Examining the decreasing share of renewable energy amid growing thermal capacity: The case of South America', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109648
    Journal articles | 2019
    Arango-Aramburo S; Turner SWD; Daenzer K; Ríos-Ocampo JP; Hejazi MI; Kober T; Álvarez-Espinosa AC; Romero-Otalora GD; van der Zwaan B, 2019, 'Climate impacts on hydropower in Colombia: A multi-model assessment of power sector adaptation pathways', Energy Policy, vol. 128, pp. 179 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.12.057
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ríos Ocampo JP; Olaya Morales Y; Rivera León GJ, 2017, 'Proyección de la demanda de materiales de construcción en Colombia por medio de análisis de flujos de materiales y dinámica de sistemas', Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín, vol. 16, pp. 75 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.22395/rium.v16n31a4
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ríos-Ocampo J; Olaya Y, 2017, 'Sustainability of the domestic consumption of construction materials in Colombia, 1990-2013', Lecturas de Economia, pp. 127 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.le.n86a05
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ríos-Ocampo J-P; Vélez-Gómez L-D, 2015, 'Efectos fiscales de los asentamientos hidroeléctricos: el caso de la cuenca de los ríos Negro y Nare en Colombia', Semestre Económico, vol. 18, pp. 137 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.22395/seec.v18n38a5

  • Scientia Scholarship awarded by the University of New South Wales
  • 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

Project

Identifying transformative policies to improve well-being in Colombia.

My research focuses on how stakeholders groups' mental models and decision-making of urban planning impact societal well-being in Australian cities.

 

  • Lecturer on Economy, Scientific Research and Technology Management, Metropolitan Institute of Technology, 2019.
  • Lecturer on System Thinking in Organizations, University of La Sabana, Colombia, 2018.