Centre for Policy Modelling
Ruth Meyer
Ruth Centre for Policy Modelling
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6BH, UK

Tel +44 (0)161 247 6074
Current position I'm a research fellow at the CPM, currently working on the DiDIY project.
Research interests Agent-based simulation
Discrete-event simulation
Spatial modelling
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Environmental Informatics

My PhD thesis at the University of Hamburg, Department of Informatics titled Agenten in Raum und Zeit: Diskrete Simulation mit Multiagentensystemen und expliziter Raumrepräsentation (Agents in Space and Time: Discrete-Event Simulation with Multi-Agent Systems and an Explicit Representation of Space) combined the first three of my research interests. It demonstrates how agent-based simulation can be defined as a new world view within the context of discrete-event simulation by joining the metaphor of multi-agent systems with an event-driven time advance. The simulation toolkit FAMOS developed as part of the thesis implements this agent-oriented world view and focusses in addition on supporting an explicit representation of space for the environment, including the movement of agents.

Professional Associations European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB)