social simulation, Multiagent Systems, Process Algebra, Game Theory
My research focuses on using generic social science in creating models of social reality, in particular self-organization of social systems.
Annie Waldherr is a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Media and Communication Studies. In 2012, she received her PhD for her dissertation on the dynamics of media attention. Her research interests include modeling public spheres, political online communication as well as science and technology discourses.
Social Simulation using MABS. At present, research to expand SocLab in order to model emotions and morality.
Others: Organisations, Soft Systems, Planning methodologies.
My field of interests concerns two axes:
First, epistemology of computational modeling and simulation of complex systems. I am particularly interested in a sociological inquiry about social implication of knowledge derived from complex systems’ study.
Second, assessing the possibilities and limits of studying social complexity with complex systems tools, particularly, agent-based modeling and simulation.
-Use of models, including agent-based models, in understanding the formation of surface archaeological deposits in arid Australia
-Individual-based modelling of resource use on marginal islands in Polynesian prehistory
-Individual-based modelling of the influence of serial voyaging events on body proportions in Remote Oceania
-Discrete event simulation of early horticultural production in New Zealand
AI, Agent based modeling and Social Simulation
My primary research interest is in developing spatial computer models of social phenomena and my focus, in particular, has been on crime simulation.