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Dr. Paul M. Torrens, Center for Urban Science + Progress, New York University

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   Torrens, P.M. (2017). "A computational sandbox with human automata for exploring perceived egress safety in urban damage scenarios". International Journal of Digital Earth (in press).
   Torrens, P.M. (2016). "Computational streetscapes". Computation 4(3):37.
   Torrens, P.M. (2016). "Exploring behavioral regions in agents mental maps". Annals of Regional Science 57(2):309-334.
   He, J., L. Hong, V. Frias-Martinez, and Torrens, P.M. (2015). Uncovering social media reaction pattern to protest events: a spatiotemporal dynamics perspective of Ferguson unrest. In Social Informatics, eds. T.-Y. Liu, C. N. Scollon and W. Zhu, 67-81. Berlin: Springer International Publishing
   Lin, H.; Batty, M.; Jørgensen, S.E.; Fu, B.; Konecny, M.; Voinov, A.; Torrens, P.M.; Lu, G.; Zhu, A-X.; Wilson, J.P.; Gong, J.; Kolditz, O.; Bandrova, T.; Chen, M. (2015) “Virtual environments begin to embrace process-based geographic analysis”. Transactions in GIS, 19(4): 493-498
0   Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Intertwining agents and environments”, Environmental Earth Sciences, 74: 7117-7131
0   Torrens, P.M. (2015) "Slipstreaming human geosimulation in virtual geographic environments". Annals of GIS, 21(4): 325-344
0   Torrens, P.M. (2015) “Geographical agents in three dimensions”. In Geocomputation: A Practical Primer, Singleton, A. & Brunsdon, C. (Eds.) London: Sage, pp. 21-39
0   Mishra, S.; Welch, T.F.; Torrens, P.M.; Fu, C.; Knaap, E.; Zhu, H. (2014) "A tool for measuring and visualizing connectivity of transit stop, route and transfer center in a multimodal transportation network", Public Transport: Planning and Operations. Online first (10.1007/s12469-014-0091-2)
0   Torrens, P.M. (2014) “High-fidelity behaviors for model people on model streetscapes”, Annals of GIS, 20(3): 139-157 (DOI 10.1080/19475683.2014.944933)
IJGIS   Torrens, P.M. (2014). "High resolution space-time processes for agents at the built–human interface of urban earthquakes", International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(5): 964-986

entropy sprawl

 

Torrens, P.M., Kevrekidis, I.; Ghanem, R.; Zou, Y. (2013). "Simple urban simulation atop complicated models: multi-scale equation-free computing of sprawl using geographic automata", Entropy, 15(7): 2606-2634 (DOI 10.3390/e15072606) [open access]

GIS social analysis




Torrens, P.M. & Griffin, W.A. (2013) “Exploring the micro-social geography of children’s interactions in preschool: a long-term observational study and analysis using Geographic Information Technologies”. Environment and Behavior, 45(5): 584-614 (DOI:10.1177/0013916512438885)
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Torrens, P.M. & McDaniel, A. (2013) “Modeling geographic behavior in riotous crowds”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103(1): 20-46 (DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2012.685047)

geosimulation regional science GIS geocomputation


Torrens, P.M. & Nara, A. (2012) “Polyspatial agents for multi-scale urban simulation and regional policy analysis”. Regional Science Policy and Practice, 4(4) 419-445 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01084.x)

mega models megacities

Torrens, P.M. (2012) “Building mega-models for megacities”. In Complexity and Planning: Systems, Assemblages and Simulations, De Roo, Gert; Hiller, Jean; and Van Wezemael, Joris (Eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 409-427
IJGIS

Zou, Y.; Torrens, P.M.; Ghanem, R.; Kevrekidis, I. (2012) “Accelerating agent-based computation of complex urban systems”. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2012.669891)
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Torrens, P.M. (2012). "Moving agent-pedestrians through space and time". Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102(1): 35-66 (DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2011.595658)
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Torrens, P.M., Nara, A.; Li, X.; Zhu, H.; Griffin, W.A.; Brown, S. (2012) “An extensible simulation environment and movement metrics for testing walking behavior in agent-based models”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 36(1): 1-17 (DOI: 0.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2011.07.005)
agen-based models GIS

Torrens, P.M. (2012) “Urban geosimulation”. In Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems: Moving from Theory to Real World Applications, Heppenstall, A.; Crooks, A.; See, L.; Batty, M. (Eds.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp. 435-451 (DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8927-4_20)



Torrens, P.M., Li, X., Griffin, W.A. (2011). “Building agent-based walking models by machine-learning on diverse databases of space-time trajectory samples”. Transactions in Geographic Information Science, 15(s1): 67-94 [movie demo link]




Torrens, P.M. (2011) “Calibrating and validating cellular automata models of urbanization”. In Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment, Yang, Xiaojun (Ed.). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 335-345

  Nara, A., and P. M. Torrens (2011) "Trajectory data mining: classification and spatio-temporal visualization of mobile objects". In Proceedings of Geocomputation 2011, July 20-22, London, eds. T. Cheng, P. A. Longley, C. Ellul and A. Chow, 338-345. London: Geocomputation.
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Torrens, P.M. (2010). “Geography and computational social science”. GeoJournal, 75(2): 133-148 (DOI: 10.1007/s10708-010-9361-y)


Torrens, P.M. (2010). “Agent-based modeling and the spatial sciences”. Geography Compass, 4(5): 428-448 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2009.00311.x
 Torrens, P.M. (2009) “Process models and next-generation geographic information technology”. In GIS Best Practices: Essays on Geography and GIS. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press, pp. 63-75.
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Torrens, P.M. (2009). “Cellular automata”, in: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, London: Elsevier, pp. 1-4.
 Torrens, P.M. (2009). “Process models and next-generation geographic information technology”, ArcNews, 31(2) (summer): 1-4
 Torrens, P.M. (2008). "Modeling megacity futures". Symposium on Megacities, Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, November 10-11, 2008

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Novel cartographies of cyberspace will add value to online navigation, search, and business intelligence”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

 Torrens, P.M. (2008) “The small-scale geography of patterns and processes will become instrumental in exploring nano-scale worlds”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “The shortcomings of online mapping services will constrain their extensibility”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Next-generation interfaces for maps are needed to keep pace with the world's evolving geography and data”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Process models will dominate innovation on the Geospatial and Semantic Webs”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Competition in the commercialization of geodata and geospatial services will intensify, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Geosimulation will infiltrate mainstream modeling and geoprocessing on the Web”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Geospatial technology blurs the boundary between cyberspace and urban space to form geocomputable cities”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “Geodemographics will grow increasingly important to future business intelligence”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

Torrens, P.M. (2008) “The popularity of geospatial information and hardware will usher-in a next generation of privacy concerns”, in Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim (Ed.), Signtific: The Future of Science and Technology, Palo Alto: Institute for the Future

 Shiode, N. & Torrens, P. M. (2008) “Comparing the growth dynamics of real and virtual cities”. In Understanding Dynamics of Geographic Domains, Hornsby, K. & Yuan, M., (Eds.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
 Torrens, P.M. (2008) “A toolkit for measuring sprawl”. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1(1): 5-36 (DOI: 10.1007/s12061-008-9000-x)
Torrens, P.M. (2008) "Wi-Fi geographies". Annals of the Association of American Geographers 98(1): 59-84 (DOI: 10.1007/s12061-008-9000-x)
b Torrens, P.M. (2007) “Behavioral intelligence for geospatial agents in urban environments”, IEEE Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007). Los Alamitos, CA, IEEE, pp. 63-66
 Nara, A. & Torrens, P.M. (2007) “Spatial and temporal analysis of pedestrian egress behavior and efficiency”, In Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Samet, H.; Shahabi, C.; Schneider, M.(Eds.) New York, ACM, pp. 284-287
 Torrens, P.M. (2007) “A geospatial exoskeleton for behavioral agents in urban simulations”, Agent 2007: Complex Interaction and Social Emergence, North, M.; Macal, C.; Sallach, D. (Eds.) Argonne, IL, Argonne National Labs and University of Chicago, pp. 457-464

Griffin, W.; Schmidt, S.; Nara, A.; Torrens, P.M.; Sechler, C. (2007) “Integrating ABM and GIS to model typologies of playgroup dynamics in preschool children”, Agent 2007: Complex Interaction and Social Emergence, North, M.; Macal, C.; Sallach, D. (Eds.)Argonne, IL, Argonne National Labs and University of Chicago, pp. 17-24

Li, K.; Peng, Z.; Crittenden, J.; Guhathakurta, S.; Sawhney, A.; Fernando, H.; McCartney, P.; Grimm, N.; Joshi, H.; Konjevod, G.; Choi, Y.; Winter, S.; Gerrity, D.; Kahhat, R.; Chen, Y.; Allenby, B.; Torrens, P.M. (2007) “Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices”. Environmental Science and Technology 41(14) pp 5130 - 5136 (DOI: 10.1021/es062481d)
Torrens, P.M. & Nara, A. (2007) “Modeling gentrification dynamics: A hybrid approach”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 31: 337–361 (DOI:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2006.07.004)
Torrens, P.M. (2007) “A geographic automata model of residential mobility”. Environment & Planning B 34 (2): 200-222 (DOI:10.1068/b31070)
Torrens, P.M. (2006) “Simulating sprawl”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96(2): 248–275.
Torrens, P.M. (2006) “Remote sensing as dataware for human settlement simulation”. In Remote Sensing of Human Settlements, M. Ridd and Hipple, J. D.(Eds.). Bethesda: American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, pp. 693-699
Torrens, P.M. (2006) “Geosimulation and its application to urban growth modeling”. In Complex Artificial Environments, J. Portugali (Eds), London: Springer-Verlag, pp. 119-134
Torrens, P. M. (2006) “Agent-based models”. In The Encyclopedia of Human Geography, B. Warf (Ed.), Thousand Oaks: Sage, pp. 1-2
futures
Allen, P. M., & Torrens, P.M. (2005) “Knowledge and complexity”. Futures, 37(7), 581-584
futures
Batty, M. & Torrens, P.M. (2005) “Modeling and prediction in a complex world”. Futures, 37(7): 745-766
futures
Allen, P.M. & Torrens, P.M. (2005) (Eds.) “Knowledge and complexity”. Futures, 37(7/8)
Torrens, P. M. & Benenson, I. (2005) “Geographic Automata Systems”. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, 19(4): 385-412
Torrens, P.M. “Geosimulation and transport modeling”. (2004) In Handbook of Transportation Geography and Spatial Systems 5, P. Stopher, K. Button, K. Haynes, D. Hensher (Eds.), London: Pergamon/Elsevier Science, pp. 549-565
Benenson, I. & Torrens, P.M. (2004) “A minimal prototype for integrating GIS and geographic simulation through Geographic Automata Systems”. In GeoDynamics, P. Atkinson, G. Foody, S. Darby, F. Wu (Eds.) Florida: CRC Press, pp. 347-369
Benenson, I. & Torrens, P.M. (2004) “Geosimulation: object-based modeling of urban phenomena”. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 28 (1/2): 1-8 (This article is provided for scholarly puropses only. Please ensure you have appropriate subscriptions/permissions to access this article before downloading)
Benenson, I. & Torrens, P.M. (Eds.) (2004) “Geosimulation: Object-Based Modelling of Urban Phenomena”. Special Issue, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 28 (1/2)
Geosimulation: automata-based models of urban phenomena
Benenson, I. & Torrens, P.M. (2004) Geosimulation: Automata-Based Modeling of Urban Phenomena. London: John Wiley & Sons
Torrens, P.M. (2003) “Automata-based models of urban systems”. In Advanced Spatial Analysis, P. Longley & M. Batty (Eds.), Redlands, ESRI Press, pp. 61-79
Benenson, I. & Torrens, P.M. (2003) “Geographic Automata Systems: A new paradigm for integrating GIS and geographic simulation”. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geocomputation. Martin, D. (Ed.). Southampton, GeoComputation CD-ROM
Torrens, P.M. (2003) “SprawlSim: modeling sprawling urban growth using automata-based models”. In Agent-Based Models of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change, D. Parker, T.Berger, S. Manson (Eds.). Belgium, LUCC International Project Office, pp. 72-79
Torrens, P.M. (2002) “Cellular automata and multi-agent systems as planning support tools”. In Planning Support Systems in Practice, S. Geertman & J. Stillwell (Eds.). London, Springer-Verlag, pp. 205-222
Torrens, P.M. (2001) “Where in the world? Exploring the factors driving place location knowledge among secondary level students in Dublin, Ireland”. Journal of Geography 100 (2): 49-61 (This article is provided for scholarly puropses only. Please ensure you have appropriate subscriptions/permissions to access this article before downloading)
Torrens, P. M. & O' Sullivan, D. (2001) “Cellular automata and urban simulation: where do we go from here?”. Environment and Planning B 28 163-168 (DOI:10.1068/b2802ed)
Batty, M., D. Chapman, S. Evans, M. Haklay, S. Kueppers, N. Shiode, A. Smith and P.M. Torrens (2001) “Visualizing the city: communicating urban design to planners and decision-makers” In Planning Support Systems: Integrating Geographic Information Systems, Models, and Visualization Tools, R. K. Brail and R. E. Klosterman (Eds.). Redlands, CA and New Brunswick, NJ, ESRI Press and Center for Urban Policy Research Press, pp. 405-443
Torrens, P.M. “Can geocomputation save urban simulation? Throw some agents into the mixture, simmer, and wait…”. CASA Working Paper 32, University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
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Batty, M. & Torrens, P.M. (2001) “Modeling complexity: the limits to prediction.” CyberGeo 201
Batty, M. & Torrens, P.M. (2001) “Modeling complexity: the limits to prediction”, CASA Working Paper 36, University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Torrens, P. M. (2001) “New tools for simulating housing choices”. In Program on Housing and Urban Policy Conference Paper Series (C01-006). University of California, Berkeley, Institute of Business and Economic Research and Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
Torrens, P. M. (2000) “How cellular models of urban systems work”. CASA Working Paper 28. University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
O'Sullivan, D. and Torrens, P.M. (2000) “Cellular models of urban systems”. In Theoretical and Practical Issues on Cellular Automata. S. Bandini and T. Worsch (Eds.) London, Springer-Verlag, pp. 108-117
Torrens, P.M. & Alberti, M. (2000) “Measuring sprawl”. CASA Working Paper 27. University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Batty, M., D. Chapman, S. Evans, M. Haklay, S. Kueppers, N. Shiode, A. Smith and P.M. Torrens (2000) "Visualizing the city: Communicating urban design to planners and decision-Makers". CASA Working Paper 26. University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.
O'Sullivan, D. & Torrens, P.M. (2000). "Cellular models of urban systems". CASA Working Paper 22. University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis.
Torrens, P. M. (2000) “How land-use and transportation models work”. CASA Working Paper 20. University College London, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Torrens, P. M. and D. O'Sullivan (2000) “Cities, cells, and cellular automata: developing a research agenda for urban geocomputation”. In Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on GeoComputation, Manchester, GeoComputation CD-ROM

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