About this Book
This thesis addresses simulation experts as well as customers of simulation studies. Although focussing on integration of simulation models in space management - especially on Austrian universities - the presented expansion of the simulation pipeline is a general one. Basis are methods of the holistic system theory, which help in recognizing problems in the system integration of simulation models. The author develops the tool 'Deployment Matrix', which allows to react on recognized integration problems, e.g. by adapting aims of the project. Essential part of this approach is a suitable presentation of the simulation results for deciders: only if the simulation results generate a better decision basis, the model integration into the real system can be seen as successful. The author proofs advantages of the developed approach by integration of simulation models in the area space management, with application at university space management.
About the Author
Stefan Emrich earned a PhD in 2013 for his research at the intersection of mathematics, simulation and application in domains ranging from health care to real estate - which also earned him the 'Österreichischer Baupreis' (Austrian Award for Real Estate) in 2011. During his research activity at ETH Zürich and Vienna University of Technology, Stefan observed a core problem for science acceptance - poor communication. This insight shaped his desire to foster interdisciplinary communication of data and complex (scientific) matter. In 2014 Stefan founded the company Datengeschichten (see www.datastories.at) and started as Head of Data at Drahtwarenhandlung to support scientific institutions and industrial partners in communicating their findings to a broad audience.