In this article, Dr. Monterola and Dr. Legara explain why cities like Singapore should be understood as complex systems, and how we can better understand cities through agent-based models. – Assoc. Prof. Cheong Siew Ann
Given the level of risk that we, as a country, are exposed to (e.g. from earthquakes and typhoons), it is easy to see that there is a compelling need for our government to set up effective disaster preparedness and relief response plans, especially considering the fact that we can never be immune to natural disasters.
On 19 February 2016, I participated as speaker at the Humans+Machines conference organized by the Thinking Machines. Below is a copy of the slide deck I used.
In the Philippines, senators are nationally elected officials, and citizens vote for 12 candidates every three years. The country’s electoral features include a weak party system, a low-information environment for … Continue reading
Using automated semantic network analysis, this study examines media framing of the population issue in the Philippines through the different labels used to refer to it in public discourse. The … Continue reading
In this paper, we discuss our findings on the spatiotemporal dynamics within the mass rapid transit (MRT) system of Singapore. We show that the trip distribution of Origin-Destination (OD) station … Continue reading
Investigating congestion in train rapid transit systems (RTS) in today’s urban cities is a challenge compounded by limited data availability and difficulties in model validation. Here, we integrate information from … Continue reading
We examine the transmission of entities from the peripheries of scale-free networks toward their centers when the nodes of the network have finite processing capabilities. We look at varying network … Continue reading
We set up a mechanistic agent-based model of a rapid mass transit system. Using empirical data from Singapore’s unidentifiable smart fare card, we validate our model by reconstructing actual travel … Continue reading
Complex Network Tools in Building Expert Systems that Perform Framing Analysis Framing, in its specific application to media research, is defined as the “central organizing idea for making sense of … Continue reading