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Dr. Paul M. Torrens, Center for Urban Science + Progress, New York University
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers


I was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Bush in a ceremony at the White House on December 19, 2008. The award was for my work on computer models of human behavior in critical situations. Press releases: White House; Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy; National Science Foundation; Arizona State University; The Association of American Geographers; UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA); UCL Department of Geography; Engineering News Record; The Irish Times. (Photo by Chris Greenberg.)




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