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Jiaqi Ge

Staff picture: Jiaqi Ge
Information and Computational Sciences
Information and Computational Sciences
Honorary Associate
+44 (0)344 928 5432 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Dr. Jiaqi Ge is an agent-based modeller and economist. Her research focuses on developing agent-based computational models to study economic, social and coupled human-natural systems. She received her PhD in economics from Iowa State University in 2014, for which she developed an agent-based model of the U.S. housing market and studied the rise and collapse of the housing bubble. Since then she has been developing agent-based models in various areas, including housing, transport, urban systems, agricultural systems, and trade networks. She has worked on several international and interdisciplinary research projects, including those funded by the European Commission, such as FP7 (GLAMURS, grant agreement no. 613420) and H2020 (SMARTEE, grant agreement no. 763912). 

Current research interests

agent-based modelling, housing, urban systems, energy, transport, complex system, social network


  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Colley, K.; Ge, J.; Sat, D. (2018) The SMARTEES Project and The James Hutton Institute’s potential contribution to the Torry Heat Network project., Appendix 10.4 in support of Torry Heat Network, Report to be presented to Aberdeen City Council.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T.; Ge, J.; Lorenzo-Arribas, A. (2016) Out-of-range wattage in CurrentCost energy monitor readings., Short Report to CurrentCost.

  • Roxburgh, N.; Polhill, G.; Ge, J. (2022) Recalibrating an agentbased model of global food and nutrition trade, iEMSs Biennial Meeting, 4-8 July 2022, Brussels.
  • Müller, B.; Hoffmann, F.; Heckelei, T.; Müller, C.; Hertel, T. W.; Polhill, J.G.; van Wijk, M.; Achterbosch, T.; Alexander, P.; Brown, C.; Ge, J.; Millington, J.; Seppelt, R.; Verburg, P. H.; Webber, H. (2019) Modelling food security: bridging the gap between the micro and the macro scale., 4th Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme, Bern, Switzerland, 24-26 April 2019. Abstract.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Salt, D.; Ge, J.; Gimona, A. (2018) Might there be different kinds of complexity in social-ecological systems?, Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research. An International Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, 11-13 June 2013. Invited talk and abstract.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Ge, J.; Craig, T.; Salt, D.; Colley, K. (2018) Modelling fuel poverty and market failures., WICI Conference on Modelling Complex Urban Environments, St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 21-22 June 2018. Abstract
  • Polhill, J.G.; Ge, J.; Matthews, K.B.; Thomson, S. (2018) Exploring the factors influencing the polarization of cattle farms in Scotland., Landscape 2018: Frontiers of Agricultural Landscape Research, Berlin, Germany, 12-16 March 2018, p46. (Poster)
  • Polhill, J.G.; Ge, J. (2018) Visualizing agent-based models: methods and challenges., Imaginative Tools for Visualizing Complexity, SEFARI Gateway Sponsored Workshop, James Hutton Institute, Dundee, 6 February 2018. (Poster)
  • Ge, J.; Polhill, J.G.; Craig, T. (2016) Modelling commuting in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire., Poster at The James Hutton Institute Open Day, Aberdeen, 10 September 2016.
  • Polhill, J.G.; Ge, J.; Craig. T. (2016) Agent-based modelling of sustainable behaviours., Poster at The James Hutton Institute Open Day, Aberdeen, 10 September 2016.
  • Ge, J.; Brewer, M.; Polhill, J.G. (2015) Spurious relationships in simulated data., Social Simulation 2015: The Eleventh Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Groningen, The Netherlands, 14-18 September 2015.

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