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Dr. Paul M. Torrens, Center for Urban Science + Progress, New York University
Press coverage of my research (well, the publications that sent me copies at least)
Video | Radio | Print/Web
Video coverage
crowd model behavior "Simulations bring new angle to crowd studies", Reuters (Robert Muir), January 2, 2012
 "Model predicts mob behavior", Live Science (Andrea Thompson) (and video on Imaginova), June, 2007
Radio coverage
 "Weather or not! Human forecatsing? NSF-funded Paul Torrens uses Big Data techniques to better predict how people react to hazardous weather and the impact on infrastructure " NSF Science 360 Radio (Feburary 11, 2016)
 "Main topic: Interview with Paul Torrens", Very Spatial (June 3, 2007). (Audio as .mp3 and as .aac.)
Interview with Canadian Broadcast Corporation's, CBC Radio 1 "As it happens" (May 22, 2007) [my section begins at time-point 15:00] (Audio is here (.wmv).)
Print/Web coverage  
 "To fight snow storms, bring out the big data", The Atlantic (CityLab) (Linda Poon) (March 14, 2017)
 "Crowd-control as an art or science is non-existent", First Post (Bikram Vohra) (India) (April 11, 2016)
 "Hajj crush: how crowd disasters happen, and how they can be avoided", The Guardian (Leo Benedictus) (October 3, 2015)

"Walking, driving and riding in a winter wonderland", National Science Foundation Discovery (February 5, 2015)

"Life savers: resilient designs to weather hazards", National Science Foundation (January 30, 2015)

"Designing infrastructure with resilience from disruptions and disasters", National Science Foundation (September 29, 2014)

"Mind of the mob: the geosimulation of crowd control", Yale Scientific (May 29, 2013)

 "Crowd control based on individuals", National Science Foundation Research Highlights (June 7, 2012)
crowd model riot model simulation wired

"#Riot: self-organized, hyper-networked revolts—coming to a city near you". Wired (Bill Wasik), January 2012, pp. 76-83 (see page 82)

virtual rioters

"Txch today: virtual rioters", Txchnologist (November 22, 2011)
New Scientist riot model

"Virtual rioters predict how crowds move", New Scientist (November 15, 2011)

intelligent agents on foot

"Kluge agenten zu fu" (intelligent agents on foot), Spektrum (August 12, 2011)

crowd behavior in large cities

"Exploring crowd behavior in large cities" (.pdf), (August 11, 2011)

 "Statement of Dr. Myron P. Gutmann, Assistant Director, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, United States House of Representatives", June 2, 2011 (see page 6)
 "Visual virtual people: a better model for the behavior of crowds", Discover Magazine (April 25, 2011)
 "The next generation of GIS: dealing with design in space-time", Arcuser, Spring 2010, pp. 14-15.
 "Игра в людей:Цифровойаналогчеловечества (Game people: the digital equivalent of mankind)", Popular Mechanics (Russia) (Олег Макаров), March 2010, pp. 78-80.
"Process models and dynamic GIS... What GIS needs next" (part 1, part 2), Directions Magazine (Joe Francica) (August 3, 2009)
"Web 3.0 and the rise of process engines", Vector 1 Magazine (Matt Ball) (July 11, 2009)
 Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences in the Federal Context (United States Office of Science and Technology Policy, National Science and Technology Council), June 27, 2009; front cover and p.48
 Verhaltensforschung: Weisheit der menge (Behavior research: The wisdom of the many)”. Der Spiegel (Frank Thadeusz), May 4, 2009, pp. 142
 "The trouble with crowds: The scientists working to prevent another Hillsborough", BBC Focus Magazine (Edward Chipperfield), issue 201, April 1, 2009, pp. 54-59 (also featured on the front cover)
 "ASU geographer's model predicts crowd behavior", Social Sciences at ASU (Debi Kovach), Spring/Summer 2008, 1(1): p.6
"A crowded world". Science 360 (Diane Banegas) (March 31, 2009)
"Riot dynamics modeled". LiveScience (Diane Banegas) (March 8, 2009) (also featured on the front page)
"Virtuln dav pomůže zvldat skutečnou paniku (Virtual crowd helps manage real panic)". Tden (Czech Republic) (March 1, 2009)
"Researchers in ‘early career’ lauded for work to revolutionize engineering and industry" Engineering News Record (Debra K. Rubin) (February 22, 2009) (also featured on the front page)
"How officials will control the crowds at Obama's inauguration" Popular Mechanics (Philip Taylor), (January 20, 2009)
 "Sprvanie davu skmaj vedci v počtači (Scientists examine the behavior of crowds in a computer)" (Slovakia) (Michal Ač), January 8, 2009
 "Geographer receives Presidential Early Career Award", ASU Insight (Carol Hughes), January 16, 2009, pp. 2
"A crowded world", NSF Discoveries (Diane Banegas), January 5, 2009
 "US award for Dubliner's study of crowd behaviour", The Irish Times (Denis Staunton), Saturday, December 20, 2008, pp. 13
"Megacities: ‘A New Dynamic Organism’", USC News (Diane Ainsworth), November 21, 2008
"Charting a landscape with Wi-Fi signals", Wi-Fi Networking News (Glenn Flesichmann), April 14, 2008
 Facing the crowds: Preventing disaster in an unruly world”, Discover Magazine (Matthew Hutson), April issue, 2008, pp. 10-11
"Predicting the future with crowds", Tom's Guide (Mary Branscombe), March 31, 2008
"Where 2.0", O'Reilly Rader (Brady Forrest), March 27, 2008
"What future tech will bring", Forbes (Victoria Barrett), March 11,2008
 "Weird and wired: Where 2.0", GIS Professional Magazine (Andrew Coote), August issue, 2008, pp. 34-36
"Gioca jouer tra le folle. Ecco come (Playing with crowds)", Punto Informatico (Italy) (Luca Annunziata), XII (2912), January 16, 2008
"Modeling urban panic", Slashdot, January 15, 2008
 "The madding crowd", Frederick News Post (Justin Palk), January 14, 2008 (pdf)
 "Predicting panic", Futures (Cynthia Wagner), November/December, 2007, pp. 68-69
 "Model behavior", Architect (John Gendall), October, 2007, pp. 45-46
Tmegtntetst s katasztrft szimull az j szoftver (New software predicts mass demonstration catastrophes)”, Figyelő Net (Hungary), September 19, 2007
Szimultor embertmegek mozgsra (Simulating crowd motion)”, SG Information Technology (Hungary), September 18, 2007
Kontrolle von Menschenmengen  (Crowd control)”, Heise (Germany) (Florian Rtzer), September 17, 2007
La folla si muove in laboratorio (The crowd moves in laboratory)”, Io Architetto (Italy), August 28, 2007
 "Future watch: Geosimulation", PC Magazine (Eric Rhey) , August , 2007, pp. 19
 "Folle digitale (digital crowds)", Il Corriere Della Sera, Casamica (Italy) (Marco Consoli), July/August, 2007, pp. 31
Cum se misca multimile (How to move the masses)”, Descopera (Romania), July 12, 2007
Come si muove la folla (As the crowd moves)”, Galileo (Italy), July 12, 2007
Future watch: Geosimulation”, PC Magazine, July 11, 2007
Folla digitale (Digital crowd)”, Il Corriere della Sera, Casamica (Italy), July 10, 2007
 "Un programa predice el comportamiento de las masas (A program to predict how the masses will behave)" The Inquirer (Spain) (Diana Delgado), July 1, 2007
Un modelo informtico para predecir el comportamiento de las muchedumbres (A computer science model to predict the behavior of crowds)”, Slociencia (Spain), June 25, 2007
La folla in laboratorio (Crowd in a laboratory)”, Focus (Italy), June 25, 2007
Virtual crowding”, Seed/Page 3.14/Science Blogs, June 19, 2007
Panica multimilor se trateaza 3D (3D panicking crowds)”, Cotidanul (Romania), June 18, 2007
Russia's GT Market have a feature on my work, June 17, 2007
Кибергеограф воспроизвел городскую толпу (Reproducing urban crowds”, Dialog-21 (Russia), (June 15, 2007)
Model predicts mob behavior”, Live Science, June 14, 2007
 "Panic on the computer", The Engineer, June 12, 2007 (pdf)
ASU geographer’s crowd behavior model wins grant”, The Business Journal (Phoenix and Denver issues), June 1, 2007
Wi-Fi geographies - analyzing Wi-Fi infrastructures”, Very Spatial, May 22, 2007
 "Demonstrationen: Randale-Forschung (demonstration: rampage research)", Vanity Fair (Germany) (Ranty Islom), May, 2007, pp. 73
 Crowd modeling research in the news, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, May 21, 2007
 "Geographer's computer model helps predict crowd behavior", ASU Insight (Carla Mitchell & Carol Hughes), May 25, 2007, pp. 1, 7
 Automates cellulaires et systèmes multi-agents: Mettez de la vie dans vos SIG! (Cellular automata and multi-agent systems: Put life in your GIS!”, Urbao (France) (Laurent Perrin), May, 2001, pp. 34-37



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