Sven Banisch
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

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Sven Banisch

Research interests

  • Computational Social Science
  • Modeling of socio-psychological processes: enriching agents in computational models with a cognitive and psychological internal structure that co-evolves along with their observable behavior
  • In particular: opinion dynamics and interpersonal motivational mechanisms underlying behavior
  • Mathematical tools for agent-based models: Markov chain aggregation (lumpability), information-theoretic measures of emergence
  • Empirically informed agent-based models
  • Visualization of complex systems, linguistic networks and political spaces



Markov Chain Aggregation for Agent-Based Models. Springer, Understanding Complex Systems (2016).

Towards a Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Complex Linguistic Networks. A. Mehler, A. Lücking, S. Banisch, Ph. Blanchard, & B. Job (Editors), Springer, Understanding Complex Systems (2016).

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ODYCCEUS - Opinion dynamics and cultural Conflict in European Spaces - funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732942

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