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Tackling societal challenges with complex adaptive systems: city science and human dynamics

  • Marco Oliveira
maandag 20 februari 2023
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden

Though our everyday behavior looks sophisticated and unpredictable, spatiotemporal regularities exist in different human phenomena, ranging from social interaction to urban phenomena such as crime and mobility. In this talk, I discuss how computer science helps us understand these regularities and uncover their underlying mechanisms, with a specific focus on urban crime and human dynamics. In the first part of the talk, I delve into crime science and explore regularities in the growth, structure, and dynamics of crime. In the second part, I demonstrate how computational modeling can reveal the mechanisms behind inequality in social gatherings. I also discuss unresolved open questions leading to future research directions. 

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