Hybrid agent-based and optimization model paper published

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:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tgis.12092/abstract

Figure from recent Transactions in GIS article.
Figure from recent Transactions in GIS article.

 

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!

 

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