|Centre for Policy Modelling|
|Centre for Policy Modelling
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Manchester, M15 6BH, UK
Tel +44 (0)161 247 6074
|Current position||I am a research fellow at the CPM, always looking forward to new adventures in modelling and simulation.|
|Research interests||My research interests include simulation methodologies (in particular discrete-event simulation and agent-based simulation),
spatial modelling (with or without GIS), and the application
of agent-based simulation to complex social systems. The latter is reflected in the models I have developed in a variety of research projects,
ranging from sustainability assessment in transport and logistics to the impact of diversity on inter-ethnic partnerships and
labour market segmentation. Within the PaCE project I am currently working on evidence-based models of voting and party
competition to investigate the phenomenon of populism.
My PhD thesis at the University of Hamburg, Department of Informatics titled Agents in Space and Time: Discrete-Event Simulation with Multi-Agent Systems and an Explicit Representation of Space combined several 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 with a particular focus on a graph-based representation of space and the spatial movement of agents.
|Publications||Please refer to my Google Scholar profile or my MMU staff profile for a (more or less) up-to-date list of my publications.|
|Professional Associations||European Social Simulation Association (ESSA)
Berufsverband Information Bibliothek (BIB)