Dr Eric Silverman

  • Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Eric is a Research Fellow at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Unit at the University of Glasgow, working on agent-based simulation approaches to complex public health issues.  Prior to this he was a Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems in the School of Computing at Teesside University.  Before working at Teesside, he worked on the CLC Project at the University of Southampton, a multidisciplinary project which focuses on the application of complexity science approaches to the social science domain.

Eric received a BA with Honours in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD from the School of Computing at the University of Leeds.  After his PhD, he worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, conducting research in computer simulation and robotics.


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • PHASE: The Population HeAlth Simulation nEtwork
    Medical Research Council
    2019 - 2023
     
  • ESRC-IAA: Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2014 - 2019
     

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | 2004
Number of items: 24.

2019

Gostoli, U. and Silverman, E. (2019) Social and Child Care Provision and Kinship Networks: An Agent-Based Model. In: 15th Annual Social Simulation Conference (SSC 2019), Mainz, Germany, 23-27 Sept 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

Gostoli, U. and Silverman, E. (2019) Modelling social care provision in an agent-based framework with kinship networks. Royal Society Open Science, 6(7), 190029. (doi:10.1098/rsos.190029)

Silverman, E. (2019) Convolutional Neural Networks for Cellular Automata Classification. In: 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2019), Newcastle, UK, 29 July - 02 Aug 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Silverman, E. (2018) Bringing ALife and complex systems science to population health research. Artificial Life, 24(3), pp. 220-223. (doi:10.1162/artl_a_00264) (PMID:30485143)

Silverman, E. (2018) Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences. Series: Methodos series, 13. Springer. ISBN 9783319724065 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72408-9)

2017

Silverman, E. , Charles, F., Porteous, J., Wood, I. and Ells, L. (2017) Agent-Based Virtual Urban Environments for Population Health Applications. In: ABMUS 2017 : The 2nd International Workshop on Agent-based Modelling of Urban Systems, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8-9 May 2017,

2016

Courgeau, D., Bijak, J., Franck, R. and Silverman, E. (2016) Model-based demography: towards a research agenda. In: Grow, A. and Van Bavel, J. (eds.) Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. Series: The Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis (41). Springer, pp. 29-51. ISBN 9783319322834 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32283-4_2)

2014

Courgeau, D., Bijak, J., Franck, R. and Silverman, E. (2014) Are the four Baconian idols still alive in demography? Revue Quetelet = Quetelet Journal, 2(2), pp. 31-59. (doi:10.14428/rqj2014.02.02.02)

Bijak, J., Courgeau, D., Silverman, E. and Franck, R. (2014) Quantifying paradigm change in demography. Demographic Research, 30(32), pp. 911-924. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.32)

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Cao, V. and Hilton, J. (2014) Semi-artificial models of populations: connecting demography with agent-based modelling. In: Chen, S.-H., Terano, T., Yamamoto, R. and Tai, C.-C. (eds.) Advances in Computational Social Science. The Fourth World Congress. Springer, pp. 177-189. ISBN 9784431548478

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Courgeau, D. and Franck, R. (2014) Advancing Social Simulation: Lessons from Demography. ALIFE 14: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems pp. 384-391. ISBN 9780262326216 (doi:10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch061)

2013

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Hilton, J., Cao, V. D. and Noble, J. (2013) When demography met social simulation: A tale of two modelling approaches. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(4), (doi:10.18564/jasss.2327)

Bijak, J., Hilton, J., Silverman, E. and Cao, V. D. (2013) Reforging the wedding ring: Exploring a semi-artificial model of population for the United Kingdom with Gaussian process emulators. Demographic Research, 29(27), pp. 729-766. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2013.29.27)

Bijak, J. and Silverman, E. (2013) Review of 'Probability and Social Science. Methodological Relationships between the Two Approaches, by Daniel Courgeau. Dordrecht, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-2878-3. Population Studies, 67(1), pp. 127-129. (doi:10.1080/00324728.2013.765163) [Book Review]

Silverman, E. , Hilton, J., Noble, J. and Bijak, J. (2013) Simulating the Cost of Social Care in an Ageing Population. In: 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2013., Aalesund, Norway, 27-30 May 2013, ISBN 9780956494467 (doi:10.7148/2013-0689)

2012

Noble, J., Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Rossiter, S., Evandrou, M., Bullock, S., Vlachantoni, A. and Falkingham, J. (2012) Linked lives: The Utility of an Agent-Based Approach to Modeling Partnership and Household Formation in the Context of Social Care. Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 9-12 Dec 2012. pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2012.6465264)

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Cao, V. and Hilton, J. (2012) Semi-artificial models of population: connecting demography with agent-based modelling. In: Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation. UNSPECIFIED.

2011

Brailsford, S., Silverman, E. , Rossiter, S., Bijak, J., Shaw, R., Viana, J., Noble, J., Efstathiou, S. and Vlachantoni, A. (2011) Complex Systems Modeling for Supply and Demand in Health and Social Care. In: Simulation Conference (WSC), Proceedings of the 2011 Winter, Grand Arizona Resort Phoenix, AZ., 11-14 Dec 2011, pp. 1125-1136. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2011.6147835)

Arranz, J., Noble, J. and Silverman, E. (2011) The Origins of Communication Revisited. Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL'11), France, 8-11 Aug 2011. (Unpublished)

Silverman, E. and Ikegami, T. (2011) Robustness in artificial life. International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 3(3), p. 179. (doi:10.1504/IJBIC.2011.040316)

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J. and Noble, J. (2011) Feeding the beast: Can computational demographic models free us from the tyranny of data? In: Lenaerts, T., Giacobini, M., Bersini, H., Bourgine, P., Dorigo, M. and Doursat, R. (eds.) Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011: Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. MIT Press, pp. 747-754. ISBN 97802629714

2009

Hubert, J., Matsuda, E., Silverman, E. and Ikegami, T. (2009) A Robotic Approach to Understanding Robustness. In: The 3rd International Symposium on Mobiligence, Awaji Island, Japan, 19-21 Nov 2009,

2007

Silverman, E. and Bryden, J. (2007) From artificial societies to new social science theory. In: Costa, F. A. e. (ed.) Advances in artificial life : 9th European conference, ECAL 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, September 10-14, 2007 : proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence ; Lecture notes in computer science (4648). Springer, pp. 565-574. ISBN 9783540749134 (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74913-4_57)

2004

Silverman, E. and Bullock, S. (2004) Empiricism and artificial life. In: Pollack, J. B. (ed.) Artificial Life IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, pp. 534-539. ISBN 9780262291392

This list was generated on Sun Sep 15 21:37:57 2019 BST.
Number of items: 24.

Articles

Gostoli, U. and Silverman, E. (2019) Modelling social care provision in an agent-based framework with kinship networks. Royal Society Open Science, 6(7), 190029. (doi:10.1098/rsos.190029)

Silverman, E. (2018) Bringing ALife and complex systems science to population health research. Artificial Life, 24(3), pp. 220-223. (doi:10.1162/artl_a_00264) (PMID:30485143)

Courgeau, D., Bijak, J., Franck, R. and Silverman, E. (2014) Are the four Baconian idols still alive in demography? Revue Quetelet = Quetelet Journal, 2(2), pp. 31-59. (doi:10.14428/rqj2014.02.02.02)

Bijak, J., Courgeau, D., Silverman, E. and Franck, R. (2014) Quantifying paradigm change in demography. Demographic Research, 30(32), pp. 911-924. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.32)

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Hilton, J., Cao, V. D. and Noble, J. (2013) When demography met social simulation: A tale of two modelling approaches. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(4), (doi:10.18564/jasss.2327)

Bijak, J., Hilton, J., Silverman, E. and Cao, V. D. (2013) Reforging the wedding ring: Exploring a semi-artificial model of population for the United Kingdom with Gaussian process emulators. Demographic Research, 29(27), pp. 729-766. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2013.29.27)

Silverman, E. and Ikegami, T. (2011) Robustness in artificial life. International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, 3(3), p. 179. (doi:10.1504/IJBIC.2011.040316)

Books

Silverman, E. (2018) Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences. Series: Methodos series, 13. Springer. ISBN 9783319724065 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72408-9)

Book Sections

Courgeau, D., Bijak, J., Franck, R. and Silverman, E. (2016) Model-based demography: towards a research agenda. In: Grow, A. and Van Bavel, J. (eds.) Agent-Based Modelling in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. Series: The Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis (41). Springer, pp. 29-51. ISBN 9783319322834 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32283-4_2)

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Cao, V. and Hilton, J. (2014) Semi-artificial models of populations: connecting demography with agent-based modelling. In: Chen, S.-H., Terano, T., Yamamoto, R. and Tai, C.-C. (eds.) Advances in Computational Social Science. The Fourth World Congress. Springer, pp. 177-189. ISBN 9784431548478

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Cao, V. and Hilton, J. (2012) Semi-artificial models of population: connecting demography with agent-based modelling. In: Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation. UNSPECIFIED.

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J. and Noble, J. (2011) Feeding the beast: Can computational demographic models free us from the tyranny of data? In: Lenaerts, T., Giacobini, M., Bersini, H., Bourgine, P., Dorigo, M. and Doursat, R. (eds.) Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011: Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. MIT Press, pp. 747-754. ISBN 97802629714

Silverman, E. and Bryden, J. (2007) From artificial societies to new social science theory. In: Costa, F. A. e. (ed.) Advances in artificial life : 9th European conference, ECAL 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, September 10-14, 2007 : proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in artificial intelligence ; Lecture notes in computer science (4648). Springer, pp. 565-574. ISBN 9783540749134 (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74913-4_57)

Silverman, E. and Bullock, S. (2004) Empiricism and artificial life. In: Pollack, J. B. (ed.) Artificial Life IX: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems. MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass, pp. 534-539. ISBN 9780262291392

Book Reviews

Bijak, J. and Silverman, E. (2013) Review of 'Probability and Social Science. Methodological Relationships between the Two Approaches, by Daniel Courgeau. Dordrecht, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-2878-3. Population Studies, 67(1), pp. 127-129. (doi:10.1080/00324728.2013.765163) [Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Courgeau, D. and Franck, R. (2014) Advancing Social Simulation: Lessons from Demography. ALIFE 14: Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems pp. 384-391. ISBN 9780262326216 (doi:10.7551/978-0-262-32621-6-ch061)

Noble, J., Silverman, E. , Bijak, J., Rossiter, S., Evandrou, M., Bullock, S., Vlachantoni, A. and Falkingham, J. (2012) Linked lives: The Utility of an Agent-Based Approach to Modeling Partnership and Household Formation in the Context of Social Care. Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 9-12 Dec 2012. pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2012.6465264)

Arranz, J., Noble, J. and Silverman, E. (2011) The Origins of Communication Revisited. Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ECAL'11), France, 8-11 Aug 2011. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Gostoli, U. and Silverman, E. (2019) Social and Child Care Provision and Kinship Networks: An Agent-Based Model. In: 15th Annual Social Simulation Conference (SSC 2019), Mainz, Germany, 23-27 Sept 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

Silverman, E. (2019) Convolutional Neural Networks for Cellular Automata Classification. In: 2019 Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE 2019), Newcastle, UK, 29 July - 02 Aug 2019, (Accepted for Publication)

Silverman, E. , Charles, F., Porteous, J., Wood, I. and Ells, L. (2017) Agent-Based Virtual Urban Environments for Population Health Applications. In: ABMUS 2017 : The 2nd International Workshop on Agent-based Modelling of Urban Systems, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8-9 May 2017,

Silverman, E. , Hilton, J., Noble, J. and Bijak, J. (2013) Simulating the Cost of Social Care in an Ageing Population. In: 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2013., Aalesund, Norway, 27-30 May 2013, ISBN 9780956494467 (doi:10.7148/2013-0689)

Brailsford, S., Silverman, E. , Rossiter, S., Bijak, J., Shaw, R., Viana, J., Noble, J., Efstathiou, S. and Vlachantoni, A. (2011) Complex Systems Modeling for Supply and Demand in Health and Social Care. In: Simulation Conference (WSC), Proceedings of the 2011 Winter, Grand Arizona Resort Phoenix, AZ., 11-14 Dec 2011, pp. 1125-1136. (doi:10.1109/WSC.2011.6147835)

Hubert, J., Matsuda, E., Silverman, E. and Ikegami, T. (2009) A Robotic Approach to Understanding Robustness. In: The 3rd International Symposium on Mobiligence, Awaji Island, Japan, 19-21 Nov 2009,

This list was generated on Sun Sep 15 21:37:57 2019 BST.