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My principal research interest is complex systems simulation: the application of modelling techniques developed within artificial intelligence, complexity science, maths and physics to understanding how complex systems behave. I am interested in the potential for the modelling techniques that I use to be applied to problems from many other disciplines. I have worked on problems from archaeology to zoology and my primary interests are in the life sciences and social sciences. I am also interested in self-organisation and adaptation in engineered systems, such as computational ecosystems, infrastructure systems, etc.
After gaining a BA in cognitive science and a DPhil (PhD) in evolutionary simulation modelling from the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at Sussex University, I spent two years in Berlin at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development working on simulating the evolution of adaptive decision-making behaviour in people and other animals. In 1999 I took up a five-year University Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds, founded the Biosystems research group, and became a Lecturer there in 2004. In October 2005 I joined the University of Southampton as Senior Lecturer, and helped to found the Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) research group. In 2009 I became head of the SENSe group, and also became Director of Southampton's Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (ICSS). In 2011 I was promoted to Professor of Computer Science and helped found the Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) research group. In 2015 I joined the University of Bristol's Department of Computer Science as Toshiba Chair in Data Science and Simulation.
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Richards, A. G., Wilson, R. E., Johnson, A., Bullock, S., Lawry, J., Noyes, J. M., Hauert, S., Bode, N. W. F., Pitonakova, L., Kent, T., Crosscombe, M., Zanatto, D., Alkan, B., Drury, K. L., Hogg, E., Bonnell, W. D., Bennett, C., Clarke, C. E. M., Potts, M. W., Sartor, P. N., Harvey, D., Rayneau-Kirkhope, B., Galvin, K., Lam, J., Barden, E., Chattington, M., Radanovic, M., Morey, E. J., Ball, M., Hunt, E. R., Richards, A. G., Radanovic, M., Morey, E. J., Steane, V. & Reed Edworthy, J.
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Identifying Optimal Granularity Level of Modular Assembly Supply Chains based on Complexity-Modularity Trade-offAlkan, B., Bullock, S. & Galvin, K., 13 Apr 2021, In: IEEE Access. 9, p. 57907-57921 15 p., 9402733.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Downloads (Pure)
Potts, M. W., Harvey, D., Johnson, A. & Bullock, S., 17 Feb 2021, In: Engineering Management Journal. 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Alkan, B., Bullock, S., Galvin, K. & Johnson, A., 4 Dec 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile34 Downloads (Pure)
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