Background and activities
I have an industrial background in system administration, software engineering and studied both in Germany (MSc, University of Koblenz) and New Zealand (PhD, University of Otago), before teaching in the areas of infrastructure operations, cloud computing, as well as application development.
As a computational social scientist, I am interested in the interaction between technology and institutions, that is manifestations of social behaviour, such as conventions, norms (e.g., behavioural etiquettes) and rules of interaction (e.g., traffic rules). My research includes
- the use of agent-based simulations to analyse and explain human behaviour (how we arrived at working legal systems),
- the representation of institutional understanding in agents (how software agents learn and comprehend institutions),
- the use of technology such as blockchain technology to build virtual organisations that have real-life functions (think about an operational decentralised virtual software development company).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Modelling Norm Dynamics in Multi-Agent Systems. Journal of Applied Logics: IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications. vol. 5 (2).
- (2018) Comic Strip Narratives in Time Geography. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. vol. 7 (7).
Part of book/report
- (2018) A Pilot Study in Cyber Security Education Using CyberAIMs: A Simulation-Based Experiment. Information Security Education – Towards a Cybersecure Society.
- Information and communication technology
- Computational social science
- Agent-based Modelling
- Social Network Analysis
- Institutional Modelling
- Institutional Analysis
- Social Simulation
- Normative Modelling
- Blockchain Technology
- Blockchain-based Governance
- Normative Multi-Agent Systems
- Agent-based Simulation
- Multi-Agent Systems
- New Institutional Economics