Welcome to my website!
I am a førsteamanuensis (associate professor) at the Department of Computer Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway (see profile). My research interests involve the modelling, analysis and emergence processes associated with institutions. This research area operates at the intersection of computer science and social sciences, addressing the question of how artificial entities can develop an understanding of their “normative reality” in order to model cooperation and conflict behaviour observed in real human societies. Beyond this, my research looks at how can we can use such mechanisms to inform policy, or even build institutional structures in the real world (e.g., using blockchain technology).
In addition to my research, I am teaching in the area of cloud computing and mobile technologies, with emphasis on application development. Prior to my current role, I had been lecturing at the Otago Polytechnic (New Zealand) in the area of systems development and operations (operating systems, system administration, virtualisation). I completed my PhD in the area of Agent-based Modelling, or more specifically, Agent-based Institutional Modelling at the University of Otago (New Zealand).
This site offers an overview of my research interests, developed concepts, and associated publications (see menu at the top of this page). Over time, I will put some more of my software projects online, some of which may be of use to computational social scientists, as well as earlier work in the area of agent-oriented software engineering.
If not working you can find me swimming, making music or – if temperature permits – diving.