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Dr. Paul M. Torrens, Computer Science and Engineering, Tandon School & Center for Urban Science + Progress, New York University
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New funding to kick-start our motion capture facility at NYU: the Ford Motor Company have supported our work in capturing body language (August 1, 2016).

I have moved to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Center for Urban Science + Progress at New York University (July 1, 2016). If you are in New York (or Brooklyn), please swing by for a visit.

Two very interesting articles appeared in the press that reference my work on crowd modeling as it relates to considering crowd disasters in the real world. (1) "Crowd-control as an art or science is non-existent", First Post (Bikram Vohra) (India) on April 11, 2016; and (2) "Hajj crush: how crowd disasters happen, and how they can be avoided", The Guardian (Leo Benedictus) (October 3, 2015) (May 1, 2016).

I am on the radio today at Science 360 Radio, talking about our NSF-funded work with Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Roger Ghanem to leverage big data to build real-time censuses and atlases that can help explore motifs of interdependency between people, transport, and communications infrastructure during winter weather events (Feburary 11, 2016).

New book chapter with Jiaying He, Lingzi Hong, and Vanessa Frias-Martinez: He, J., L. Hong, V. Frias-Martinez, and Torrens, P.M. (2015). Uncovering social media reaction pattern to protest events: a spatiotemporal dynamics perspective of Ferguson unrest. In Social Informatics, eds. T.-Y. Liu, C. N. Scollon and W. Zhu, 67-81. Berlin: Springer International Publishing (December 10, 2015)

I will be delivering the opening keynote address at the Seventh Annual Complexity in Business Conference in Washington D.C. this evening (November 12, 2015)

New paper published in Transactions in GIS, on virtual geographic environments, with some very distinguished colleagues: Lin, H.; Batty, M.; Jørgensen, S.E.; Fu, B.; Konecny, M.; Voinov, A.; Torrens, P.M.; Lu, G.; Zhu, A-X.; Wilson, J.P.; Gong, J.; Kolditz, O.; Bandrova, T.; Chen, M. (2015) “Virtual environments begin to embrace process-based geographic analysis”. Transactions in GIS, 19(4): 493-498 (August 27, 2015)

New paper accepted in Environmental Earth Sciences, with details of my new fracture model integrated into immersive agent environments: Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Intertwining agents and environments”, Environmental Earth Sciences (in press) (August 18, 2015)

New paper accepted in the Annals of Regional Science for their upcoming special issue on agent-based models: Torrens, P.M. (2015). “Exploring behavioral regions in agents’ mental maps”. Annals of Regional Science (in press) (July 16, 2015)

Among distinguished company, I was delighted to be invited to give a keynote address to the Geocomputation 2015 conference in Dallas, TX, where I presented some new work on immersive geosimulation (May 22, 2015)

I have been promoted to Full Professor (effective August of this year). (April 6, 2015)

The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Engineering has a great feature on our NSF-funded agent-based modeling work, and our recent efforts to expand its application to exploration of resilient urban infrastructure and the human motifs that are interdependent with it. This is part of their excellent Life Savers coverage, which also has some mention of our work on disruption outcomes modeled to the individual in massively dynamic contexts (Feburary 5, 2015)

Paper accepted on my new slipstreaming technology for scaling and exchanging geosimulation in diverse meta-models: Torrens , Paul M. (2015) "Slipstreaming human geosimulation in virtual geographic environments". Annals of GIS (in press) (January 15, 2015)

New publications >> (a full list is here)


    

He, J., L. Hong, V. Frias-Martinez, and Torrens, P.M. (2015). Uncovering social media reaction pattern to protest events: a spatiotemporal dynamics perspective of Ferguson unrest. In Social Informatics, eds. T.-Y. Liu, C. N. Scollon and W. Zhu, 67-81. Berlin: Springer International Publishing

    

Lin, H.; Batty, M.; Jørgensen, S.E.; Fu, B.; Konecny, M.; Voinov, A.; Torrens, P.M.; Lu, G.; Zhu, A-X.; Wilson, J.P.; Gong, J.; Kolditz, O.; Bandrova, T.; Chen, M. (2015) “Virtual environments begin to embrace process-based geographic analysis”. Transactions in GIS, 19(4): 493-498

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Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Intertwining agents and environments”, Environmental Earth Sciences (in press)

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Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Exploring behavioral regions in agents’ mental maps”. Annals of Regional Science (in press)

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Torrens , Paul M. (2015) "Slipstreaming human geosimulation in virtual geographic environments". Annals of GIS (in press).

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Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Geographical agents in three dimensions”. In Geocomputation: A Practical Primer, Singleton, A. & Brunsdon, C. (Eds.) London: Sage, pp. 21-39

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Mishra, S.; Welch, T.F.; Torrens, P.M.; Fu, C.; Knaap, E.; Zhu, H. (2014) "A tool for measuring and visualizing connectivity of transit stop, route and transfer center in a multimodal transportation network", Public Transport: Planning and Operations. Online first (10.1007/s12469-014-0091-2)

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Torrens, P.M. (2014) “High-fidelity behaviors for model people on model streetscapes”, Annals of GIS, 20(3): 139-157 (DOI 10.1080/19475683.2014.944933)

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Torrens, P.M. (2014). "High resolution space-time processes for agents at the built–human interface of urban earthquakes", International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(5): 964-986

 

New funding >> (a complete list is here)

 

Torrens, P.M.; Frias-Martinez, V.; Ghanem, R. (2014-2016). "Human geography motifs to evaluate infrastructure resilience". National Science Foundation (Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation, Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems)

 

LaFree, Gary; Torrens, P.M.; Golbeck, J.; Mohler, G.; Cunningham, D. (2014-2017). "INSPIRE Track 2: Computational modeling of grievances and political instability through global media". National Science Foundation (Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education)

 

Madhavan, S.; Torrens, P.M.; Clark, S.; Cabiru, C.; Beguy, D. (2014-2016). "Measuring kinship support for children of single mothers in Nairobi, Kenyaā€¯, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health

 

 

 
Contact details >>

Center for Urban Science + Progress

+1 (646) 997-0500 [main office]

New York University

1 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA [map]

torrensatgeosimulationdotcom
 

 

 


GIS movement tracks

Capturing body language

GIS movement tracks

Massive ice CA

GIS movement tracks

Spatiotemporal GIS

GIS movement tracks

Urban simulation in GIS

GIS movement tracks

Big data movement analytics

 

climate indicators spatial analysis

Land indicators of climate

geosimulation high performance computing

High-performance computing and networking for geosimulation

earthquake model agent based GIS

Earthquake models

CA ice sheet model

Ice-sheet modeling





kinect control of GIS and robots
Robot motion control



simulating disasters ABM GIS
Human behavior in critical scenarios



crowd model riot model simulation wired

Modeling riots



physics engine GIS

Dynamic physics for built infrastructure




moving agents through space and time

Moving agents through space and time




validating agent based models

Validating agent-based models




machine learning GIS

Machine-learning behavioral geography




high performance computing urban simulation emergence

Accelerating agent-based models




megacity models

Megacity futures




immersive modeling

Immersive modeling




space-time GIS

Space-time GIS and analysis




measuring sprawl

A toolkit for measuring sprawl




space-time GIS

Modeling time, space, and behavior




simulating crowd behavior

Simulating crowd behavior



wi-fi geography

Wi-Fi geography


Simulating sprawl

Simulating sprawl