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Communications, Travel and Social Networks since 1840: A Study Using Agent-based Models

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Abstract: The basic idea underlying my PhD thesis was that the more we communicate, the more we travel. Agent-based modelling is a new method of social simulation. In this talk, I will explain what I did and the key results. I will finish with a few tips about successfully completing a PhD.

Biography: Lynne Hamill was a Microsoft-sponsored PhD student from 2006 to 2009. An economist by training and profession, previously she worked in the UK civil service and academia.

This talk is part of the Microsoft Research Summer School series.

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