We are pleased to announce that Nigel Gilbert and Catholijn Jonker have accepted our invitation to be keynote speakers at our conference.
- Click here for the slides from Nigel Gilbert's talk: How could Artificial Economics be more cumulative?
- Click here for the slides from Catholijn Jonker's talk: Agent-based simulation for policy making: possible benefits and challenges
Gilbert is professor of Sociology at the University of
Surrey, UK. Nigel read for a first degree in
Engineering, intending to go into the computer industry.
However, he was lured into sociology and obtained his
doctorate on the sociology of scientific knowledge from
the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of
Michael Mulkay. His research and teaching interests have
reflected his continuing interest in both sociology and
computer science (and engineering more widely).
His main research interests are processual theories of social phenomena, the development of computational sociology and the methodology of computer simulation, especially agent-based modelling. He is Director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation.
He is also Director of the University's Institute of Advanced Studies and responsible for its development as a leading centre for intellectual interchange.
He is the author or editor of several textbooks on sociological methods of research and statistics and editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
For more information, see Nigel Gilbert's homepage.
Jonker (1967) is full professor of Man-Machine
Interaction at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University
of Technology. She studied computer science, and did her
PhD studies at Utrecht University. After a post-doc
position in Bern, Switzerland, she became assistant
(later associate) professor at the Department of
Artificial Intelligence of the Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam. From september 2004 until september 2006 she
was a full professor of Artificial Intelligence /
Cognitive Science at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognition
and Information of the Radboud University Nijmegen. She
chaired De Jonge Akademie (Young Academy) of the KNAW
(The Royal Netherlands Society of Arts and Sciences) in
2005 and 2006, and she is a member of the same
organisation from 2005 through 2010.
Her recent publications address cognitive processes and concepts such as trust, negotiation, and the dynamics of individual agents and organisations. In Delft she works with an interdisciplinary team to engineer human experience through multi-modal interaction between natural and artificial actors in a social dynamic context. End 2007 her NWO-STW VICI project “Pocket Negotiator” has been awarded. In this project she develops intelligent decision support systems for negotiation.
For more information, see Catholijn Jonker's homepage.