Location: Olsson Hall Conference Room 104 & Zoom
Add to Calendar 2023-06-20T11:00:00 2023-06-20T13:00:00 America/New_York PhD Defense: Aram Bahrini All Invited Committee Members: Olsson Hall Conference Room 104 & Zoom

All Invited

Committee Members:

  • William Scherer, Chair, SIE
  • Robert Riggs, Co-Advisor, SIE
  • Thomas Lidbetter, Co-Advisor, SIE
  • Julianne Quinn, CEE/SIE
  • Manel Baucells, Darden School of Business
  • Kaveh Madani, United Nations University & Research Professor at CUNY-CREST
  • Maryam Esmaeili, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alzahra University

Please send an email to ese-programs@virginia.edu for zoom information.

Title: Essays on Game Theory Approaches in Environmental and Engineering Systems


This thesis analyzes various conflict resolution and decision-making aspects using game theory in different contexts. First, we focus on managing water resource conflicts using the GMCR methodology, redefining social choice rules, and introducing the Related games concept. Then, we address conflicts related to resources from mismanagement of natural resources and introduce interconnected and evolving games. Lastly, we examine closed-loop supply chains and the benefits of remanufacturing, emphasizing information sharing through game theory. Overall, the thesis highlights the application of game theory methodologies, the importance of considering various factors, and the need to enhance understanding and improve performance in complex systems.