Paul Torrens

Paul Torrens
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


Dr. Paul M. Torrens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University. He is also Director of Geosimulation Labs, a R&D consulting company specializing in geospatial technology development and analysis. His work focuses on Geographic Information Science and development of geosimulation and geocomputation tools, applied modeling of complex urban systems, and in new emerging cyberspaces. His research has garnered a National Science Foundation Career Award, and has been funded by nearly $3 million in grants from the Science Foundation Arizona, Herberger Foundation, NSF, and Alias Research.


Location: Marina Ballroom E Level: Novice
Paul Torrens (Arizona State University)
Crowds are significant socio-technical systems, allowing pedestrians to swarm in social and anti-social networks. This presentation focuses on our research in developing a visually and behaviorally realistic simulation platform for exploring crowds in dense urban settings. Read more.
Location: Marina Ballroom D Level: Novice
Regine Debatty (We Make Money Not Art), Kati London (Area/Code), Natalie Jeremijenko (NYU), Scott Varland (NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)), Adam Simon (Socialbomb), Michael Dory (Socialbomb), Paul Torrens (Arizona State University), Ryan McManus (Barbarian Group LLC), Andrew Bell (Barbarian Group LLC), Andrea Vaccari (Senseable City Lab, MIT), Tucker Balch (Georgia Tech), Stewart Tansley (Microsoft Research), Eric Kabisch
The first ever Emerging Arts Fest provides a showcase for artists to present their vision of the intersection of art and technology. Read more.

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