Quick update – a new paper of mine, combining agent-based and spatial optimization methods was just officially published at the journal Transactions in GIS. You can find the early view version here:
To quickly describe the methodology, we used an ABM to simulate an evacuation scenario, and regularly ran spatial optimization models to redistribute disaster relief teams / emergency supplies, which in turn affected whether an agent would choose to evacuate. This resulted in an interesting feedback dynamic, documented in depth in the pdf.
A few more papers I’ve led will be hitting the “online-first” shelves in the next month or two – I’ll update the blog with more then!