Department of Mathematics

CoSy Lunch Seminar

  • Date: 11/14/2017 at 12:15 PM 1:00 PM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å4003
  • Lecturer: Attila Szilva, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University Jérôme Michaud, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University
  • Organizer: CIM
  • Contact person: Joel Dahne
  • Phone: 0762020507
  • Seminarium

The Voter model with recurrent mobility and Stockholm voting behaviour; Speakers: Attila Szilva, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
Jérôme Michaud, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University

14 November
Speaker: Attila Szilva, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University
Jérôme Michaud, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University
Title: The Voter model with recurrent mobility and Stockholm voting behaviour
Place: Å4003
Time: 12:15 -- 13:00
Abstract:
In order to model the opinion dynamics of voting behaviour in the region of Stockholm, we would like to adapt the Social Influence with Recurrent Mobility (SIRM) variation of the Voter Model to the voting behaviour in the Stockholm region. The initial formulation of the SIRM model has some issues that should be adressed before applying this model to the multiparty situation of Stockholm county. In this talk, we will present the problem and the data we have as well as preliminary results from simulations. For instance, we will introduce a generalized version of the SIRM model that does no suffer from the issues mentioned above.

 
We will list a few challaneges that could be in the scope of a project of a PhD student. One can study the influence of the commuting network structure on the long time behaviour of the system depending on the parameter of the model. The impact of the network topology on the spatial correlation can be also studied and compared them with real data. As a next step, the underlying social network in the SIRM model could be also rewritten.