computer simulations of biological macroevolution; dynamics and evolution in social and systems, also memetics and macromemetics - evolution of culture
I use agent-based systems, stochastic process, mass balance models and computational statistics in exploring human exposure assessment.
I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK.
My main research interest is the application of computer simulation to study human-centric complex adaptive systems. I am a strong advocate of Object Oriented Agent-Based Social Simulation. This is a novel and highly interdisciplinary research field, involving disciplines like Social Science, Economics, Psychology, Operations Research, Geography, and Computer Science. My current research focusses on Urban Sustainability and I am a co-investigator in several related projects and a member of the university’s “Sustainable and Resilient Cities” Research Priority Area management team.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Worcester College, Oxford University. I then worked for 9 years for the UK government before returning to university to study for a MSc and PhD at UCL. On leaving UCL I started working in the insurance industry, where I develop models of cyber catastrophe events.
Key research interests are how to build models of complex human behaviour.
My PhD research project was focussed on building a model of the process by which people develop the propensity to commit acts of crime or terrorism, from which came a computer simulation of the radicalisation process.
My current research interest is on creating models of cyber threats.
GARRY SOTNIK is a Lecturer with the Sustainability Science and Practice Program in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. He is a systems scientist with research focused on identifying robust strategies in contexts defined by deep uncertainty and global climate change. Garry develops and implements agent-based computer simulation models that explore co-evolutionary interactions among human cognition and behavior, on the one end, and biophysical conditions, on the other. He has experience designing and teaching courses on agent-based modeling and on different approaches to modeling coupled human and natural systems. Garry holds a Ph.D. in Systems Science from Portland State University and an M.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Management from Boston University.
agent-based modeling, cognition
Eric is a Research Fellow in the Complexity programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit at the University of Glasgow, working on agent-based simulation approaches to complex public health issues. Prior to this he was a Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems in the School of Computing at Teesside University. Before working at Teesside, he worked on the CLC Project at the University of Southampton, a multidisciplinary project which focuses on the application of complexity science approaches to the social science domain.
Eric received a BA with Honours in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD from the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. After his PhD, he worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, conducting research in computer simulation and robotics.
Alma Mater: FT Ranked No. 10 Business Economics school.
Ranked No 1 in an engineering mathematics national level test.
Ranked No 1 in an analytics program at IIT Bombay.
B.E. Mechanical Engineering.
MTech 1st year Modelling and Simulation.
PhD 1st year Strategy Simulation at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Tuition scholarships at the Santa Fe Institute.
5 years of operations research work experience.
Published and presented a poster at the The Operational Research Society, UK Annual Conference 2021 integrating strategy and applied math. Took on and resolved a longstanding problem.
Solo authored leadership article in the Analytics magazine Nov/Dec 2021 issue from INFORMS.
Solo authored theoretical optimization abstract at the ICORES 2022 Conference.
Authoring the black-tie, board room manual - The Change Management Series Volume 1 Kindle edition on Amazon March, 2022.
I am a participant at the Financial Modeling World Cup 2022.
Build spiders for scraping web data.
Agent-based computer simulation in strategy, the resource-based view in strategy, agency theory and top & middle management incentives, organizational economics, algorithmic game theory, financial friction, financial econometrics.
I studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at Istanbul Technical University. During my undergraduate studies I became interested in the field of Ecology and Evolution and did internships on animal behaviour in Switzerland and Ireland. I then went on to pursue a 2-year research Master’s in Evolutionary Biology (MEME) funded by the European Union. I worked on projects using computer simulations to investigate evolution of social complexity and human cooperation. I also did behavioural economics experiments on how children learn social norms by copying others. After my Master’s, I pursued my dream of doing fieldwork and investigating human societies. I did my PhD at UCL, researching cultural evolution and behavioural adaptations in Pygmy hunter-gatherers in the Congo. During my PhD, I was part of an inter-disciplinary Hunter-Gatherer Resilience team funded by the Leverhulme Trust. I obtained a postdoctoral research fellowship from British Academy after my PhD. I am currently working as a British Academy research fellow and lecturer in Evolutionary Anthropology and Evolutionary Medicine at UCL.
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Computational Epidemiology at Western Sydney University, School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Science where I am also a member of Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). I am a research associate at the Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney University and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Psychiatry Monash Health, Monash University.
My work is in the areas of dynamic data-driven computer simulation and systems science. The product of my work is decision and research support software that applies agent and discrete event based models, and metaprogramming techniques to solve complex problems.
I am currently Chief Investigator (CI) on an international grant funded by Botnar foundation as well as on a MRFF funded grant with Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney and an Associate Investigator (AI) on Suicide Prevention Australia funded research at The University of Melbourne. In he last 5 years I have been CI on 7 grants and commissioned research projects and AI on 1 grant with total value of over $8 million AUD.
Agent based modelling and simulation.
Mental heath and wellbeing.