Network ABMS in solar technology adoption in households
Interested in how technology innovation impacts people’s lives.
Social interaction leading to the adoption better eating habits by households at all income levels
Currently doing a program evaluation of a GIZ reforestation project in the north of Mato Grosso state, Brazil (transition area from savannah to Amazon forest). Adoption of Agroforestry Systems by lower income farmers was the goal.
I have a particular interest in the way in which social network structure influences dynamic processes operating over the netowrk, such as adoption of behaviour or spread of disease. More generally, I am interested in using complex systems methods to understand social phenomena.
I have developed several agent-based and cellular automata applications combining agent-based modelling, geographical information systems and visualisation to understand the complex mechanisms of decision making in land use change and environmental stewardship in order to analyse:
• the role of pastoral agriculture in regional development,
• the tradeoffs between land use intensification and water quality,
• the adoption of land-based climate change mitigation practices, and
• the incorporation of cultural values into spatial futures or scenario modelling.
Professor of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Computational social science
especially, evolutionary simulation of a society
Working on decision modeling in emergency healthcare. We are trying to design and develop service machine for emergency medical services.As a part of that, we are developing agent based models for emergency medical services