Agent-based modeling

Research on further development of agent-based modeling techniques related to technology transitions continued in 2013 under the leadership of Tieju Ma.

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Agent-based modeling allows simulation of the actions and interactions of autonomous agents - both individual and collective entities - so that their effects can be assessed on a system as a whole. A hallmark of TNT research has been the pioneering application of agent-based modeling techniques to the study of technology systems and their evolution. 

Together with Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Arnulf Grubler, Tieju Ma drafted a major review paper on the usefulness and insights gained from agent-based modeling in diverse domains, for example, technological complexity, agent-based interactions in consumer adoption decisions, and network coordination problems.

Publication of the review paper is planned for 2014. 

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


Tieju Ma

Research Scholar

Transitions To New Technologies

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