Dr Peer-Olaf Siebers
 
  Assistant Professor
School of Computer Science [url]
Intelligent Modelling & Analysis Research Group [url]
The University of Nottingham [url]
Nottingham [url]
NG8 1BB, UK [url]

Email: peer-olaf.siebers@nottingham.ac.uk
Orcid ID: 0000-0002-0603-5904

CompSci Building, Room B35 [map]
Office Hours: Please make an appointment via email

My Official University Website [url]
 
 
 
Mission Statement
 
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." -Zora Neale Hurston
 
My main research topic is the application of Computer Simulation and Artificial Intelligence to study human-centric and coupled human-natural complex adaptive systems. I am a strong advocate of Object Oriented Agent-Based Social Simulation (OOABSS). This is a novel and highly interdisciplinary research field, involving disciplines like Social Science, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Operations Research, and Computer Science. My current research focus is twofold. On the methodological frontier I aim to advance the model development strategies for OOABS. On the practical frontier I look at novel uses of simulation for studying Urban Sustainability (including Smart Cities and Smart Roads), and people's wellbeing at local and global scale. I am a co-investigator in the Leverhulme funded project Sustaining Urban Habitats and a member of the university's "Sustainable and Resilient Cities" Research Priority Area management team. Furthermore, I am working together with Nottingham City Council's Transport Strategy Department on some Smart City projects.
 
Keywords:
 
  • artificial intelligence
  • agent-based modelling
  • social simulation
  • methodological advance
  • test-driven simulation modelling
  • co-creation of agent-based social simulation models
  • using a co-creation approach for information gathering
  • sustainable and resilient cities
  • future mobility
 
Latest publications:
 
  • Journal: Vu T, Wagner C, and Siebers PO (2019) 'ABOOMS: Overcoming the Hurdles of Continuous-Time Public Goods Games with a Simulation-Based Approach'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 22(2)7.
    [open access link]

  • Workshop: Siebers PO (2019) 'Community Modelling and Communication with PhiloLab', presented at the Agent-Based Models in Philosophy – Prospects and Limitations Workshop, 20-22 Mar, Bochum, Germany.
    [extended abstract] [presentation] [model video]
 
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