Kavin Preethi Narasimhan

B.E. (India) PhD (QMUL, London)

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Kavin is a Research Fellow in the WholeSEM project.

Kavin has a PhD in Computer Science and a first class with distinction degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, India. Kavin did her PhD at the Cognitive Science Research Group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis was titled Computational Proxemics: Simulation-based analysis of the spatial patterns of conversational groups. More about her PhD work can be found here, here and here. Kavin has also worked for Tata Consultancy Services (India) and various other startup companies in the UK as a Web 2.0 developer. While studying at QMUL, Kavin was a member of GHack. Kavin is a Sun Certified Java Professional.

My research interests are centred on the creative use of computational tools to model nature and social inspired systems. More specifically, I am interested in developing agent-based models to study real world phenomena as complex processes emerging from the non-linear interaction dynamics of simpler entities. From implementing simple agent-based simulations through to implementing fully immersive virtual worlds, I’ve worked in a range of modeling environments depending upon the phenomenon being studied. I have worked with and like working in NetLogo, Processing, SmartBody, OpenKinect, OpenCV, RoR using programming languages such as C, C++, Java and Python. I enjoy teaching computer science using novel and creative methods and actively engage in research outreach initiatives. Follow me on Twitter.

The WholeSEM team at Surrey have a new working paper titled Using ABM to clarify and refine Social Practice Theory which will be appearing in the proceedings of the 11th European Social Simulation Association conference to be held at Groningen, Netherlands. You can view the paper here.

We have released an animation describing our research which you can now watch on YouTube!