ABM researches on the theory of social systems. For example, the formation of a community, the origin of politics, nation, and state.
My profound interest in networks convinced me to work in these subjects and start my master project on an application of social network analysis for detecting organized fraud in Automobile insurance, which helps to flag groups of fraudsters. The key point of this project is simply to find fraudulent rings, while the most of traditional methods have only taken opportunistic fraud into consideration. My duty in research is to design an algorithm for identifying cyclic components, then to be compared with theoretical ones. This project showed me how networks are used in the analysis of relations.
I am interested in modeling social behavior. I have been working in the field of labor economics and industrial relations and how micro-simulations determine aggregate outcomes.
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I’m researching agent-based modeling from a social perspective – to see how people
My research interests include statistical mechanics, chaos theory and complex systems. I am also interested in simulations of social and economical systems.
Currently working on agent-based modeling of wealth and income distributions; formalizing some of Luhmann’s theories of communication; modeling social norms; and modeling generative mechanisms of status hierarchies.
Area: Complex Biological, Social and Sociotechnical Systems
Specific focus: Origins of intelligent behavior