As humans’ health behaviors are essentially very complex, I have used various techniques from the area of Complex Systems in my research. Specifically, I have frequently used methods based on Agent-based Systems including Agent-Based Modeling and Multi-agent Systems. I also have several papers in which I propose new algorithms to improve the functionality or extend the application of agent-based systems. One unique aspect of my work has been my attempt to make my simulated agents (representing individuals) as realistic as possible, especially by designing “intelligent” agents that behave similarly to actual circumstances.
Below you see my presentation at Virginia Tech Carilion discussing the projects that I have been working on during my PhD and postdoc.
Program Committee‡: AAAI-14, AAMAS-16, 17 & 18, IJCAI-15 & 17 Conferences
Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Journal of Nutrition, Journal of AI and Society, Journal of Physical Activity & Health
‡ Program committee members in top tier CS conferences, generally review 6-10 full papers in each round.
- "I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code." - "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful." - "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."