You will work on a project, funded by the European Research Council, called Data Assimilation for Agent-Based Models (DUST). The project is developing agent-based computer simulations that can be used to model social phenomena – such as disease spread, traffic congestion, or crowding in busy public places – in real-time, with the aim of providing valuable, up-to-date information to decision makers. Agent-based modelling is an ideal methodology for this type of simulation but has rarely been[…]
This postdoc will work with all collaborators under the direction of Dr. Pat Zollner to develop an Agent Based Model of the behaviors of cage free chickens. This work will be informed by extensive empirical work and will use ODD & TRACE for documentation to compare alternative cage free housing systems based on chicken welfare and laying of eggs outside nest boxes. Work will incorporate perspectives from industry as well as interested non-governmental organizations.
Developing artificial populations for digital twins and ABMs
UNU-Macau is looking for researchers with background in computer science, data science, computer-based modelling, computational social science, digital humanities or a related field, and focus on research areas related to data science and their use applied to topics already addressed by the Institute: cyber-security, health, artificial intelligence, etc., are highly welcome.