Congratulations to Jessica Rowden on successfully passing her PhD confirmation examination. The examiner was Mark Roberts and the project is co-supervised by David Lloyd and Nigel Gilbert (Sociology). The project title is “Multi-level mathematical models of the real world“. This project is part of the programme on Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE).
The aim of the project is to create multi-level mathematical models that use empirical data to simulate the real world. In this context the “real world” is a complex system or network which has been established over time by nature and/or human evolvement. This research combines ideas and techniques from disciplines like mathematics, social science, and political science, to create the models.