New (free) book: Think Complexity

A colleague has just told me about a new book called “Think Complexity” by Allen B. Downey. To cut from the summary, it’s about: “complexity science, data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, and the philosophy of science“. Some of the later chapters look at fractals, cellular automata and agent-based models, which is the […]

Presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting 2012

I have recently attended the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting to present a paper entitled: Understanding Crime Context with Novel Geo-Spatial Data (available for download here). Abstract The work of crime analysts and modellers could benefit substantially from the use of new spatial data sets that are becoming more readily available. Examples include […]

CrimeEx Exploratory in FutureICT

As part of a much larger European funding initiative, the FutureICT project is proposing to use ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. One project in particular, the Crime Exploratory, is highly relevant as it aimed to set up […]