Agent-based modelling - from land-use dynamics to traffic control

In her presentation, Julia Schindler is trying to give a diverting insight on her quest for scientific accuracy and fascinating applications in the field of agent-based modelling. This quest led her from her PhD topic on empirical land-use change modelling to more surprising phenomena as diverse as autonomous traffic-jam clearance, repeating cycles of resilience loss resulting in budworm outbreaks, and common-pool dilemma resolution through simple psychology. Apart from these topics, she has also been concerned with problems regarding subjectivity in empirical agent-based model design. Overall, with the presentation she aims to illustrate the main thoughts she had so far during her career, with the goal to trigger (also controversial) discussion and fruitful exchange with CRESS staff.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013 - 12:30 to 14:00
Julia Schindler
Presenter(s) biography: 

Julia completed a PhD in agent-based modelling of land-use change in Northern Ghana in 2009 and then had a postdoc position at the Center for Development Research in Bonn until 2012.