Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity - Attendees 2017

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Carolynne Hultquist

Pennsylvania State University - U.S.

Bio: Carolynne is a Ph.D. student in Geography and Social Data Analytics specializing in fusing geospatial information and remote sensing to better understand complex environments. Her research involves geospatial technologies during hazards, machine learning, energy, and complexity science. The goal of her graduate research is to use computational methods for spatio-temporal analysis and modeling of human impacts from natural disasters. website

Jaeho Choi

University of Pennsylvania - U.S.

Bio: I'm a 1st year PhD student in management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to starting my PhD program, I obtained a M.S. degree in management at Yonsei University and employed an agent-based model to examine the role of decision rules in organizational search as my master’s thesis. My research interest centers on organizational learning and adaptation and I'm currently studying how firms adapt to competitive environments through adjusting their strategy and structure.

Jiin Jung

Claremont Graduate University - U.S.

Bio: Jiin Jung is a doctoral candidate in Social Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University. Her research focuses on uncertainty reduction as an epistemic motive of social identity and self-categorization processes. She is currently studying the impact of identity-uncertainty on group identification, group integration and schism. Jiin also examines computational models of minority influence and social change.

Jonas Dalege

University of Amsterdam - Netherlands

Bio: Jonas Dalege is a PhD student at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam. Before starting his PhD research, he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a research assistant at Hamburg University. His research focuses on the development of a general model on individual attitudes that is grounded in network theory.

Linfeng Li

University of Michigan - U.S.

Bio: I was raised up on a college campus in Langfang, Hebei, China; and I have spent the first two years of college life on an isolated campus in suburban area of Beijing. In 2012, I transferred to University of Michigan and started my long-time stay till now. In the mean time, I finished my undergrad with majors in Econ and Pure Math, and a minor in Complex System. In 2015, I started my graduate program in the School of Information. I am currently a second year doctoral student.

Marie Schellens

Stockholm University - Sweden

Bio: I graduated as a master of Geography from KULeuven University and the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in Belgium. Currently, I am a PhD student in a joint project called ‘Adaptation to a New Economic Reality’ (AdaptEconII) at Stockholm University, Sweden, the University of Iceland, and University of Clermont Ferrand, France. From a complex systems perspective, my research addresses the interlinkages between natural resource management and conflict risk and cooperation through computational modelling. In a first stage, I'm focussing on phosphorus in Morocco.

Mario Molina

Cornell University - U.S.

Bio: I am a Sociology PhD candidate and member of the Social Dynamics Lab at Cornell University. I hold a BA in Philosophy and a MA in Sociology from Chile. My research interests include social norms, network analysis, online experiments, and quantitative and computational methods. In my dissertation project, I explore how social identity and status differentiation in groups affect the selection of allocation principles and their consequences on group cooperation.

Nikolos Gurney

Carnegie Mellon University - U.S.

Bio: I am Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University interested in how people evaluate things in their world to derive value and value's relationship with meaning. My current projects include exploring how people cope with missing information, the role of consumption expertise in utility evaluations, and how ambiguity influences perceptions of risk. Prior to being wrapped up in academic pursuits, I played on rocks, ran trails, and pretended I was a future MotoGP racer.

Therese Bennich

Dept. of Physical Geography, Stockholm University - Sweden

Bio: I am originally from Sweden, and currently undertaking a PhD at Stockholm University (Sweden) and Blaise Pascal University (France). My PhD is focused on exploring the viability of transition pathways towards a bio-based economy in the Nordic countries, using System Dynamics modelling. My background is in sustainability science and economics, and I have a strong interest in how applying systems thinking can help facilitate change towards sustainability.

Weikai Chen

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Umass Amherst) - U.S.

Bio: I am a third-year Econ Phd student at Umass Amherst, currently working on inequality and the evolution of network structure. Before I came to Umass, I studied econ and math at Nankai Univ. in Tianjin, China.