Chris Davis

Background

I am a Postdoc in the Energy and Industry Section at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at TU Delft. Much of my work revolves around the use of tools to enable better understanding of complex systems. One of these tools is agent based modeling, where we try to study emergent behavior in systems that occurs as a result of actors in the system interacting with each other. With these types of tools, people study how flocks of birds emerge, and how economic systems self-organize. Currently I am investigating the use of other tools, such as the Semantic Web, to facilitate both the modeling process and the collection of knowledge from different sources. This involves exploring the implications of the Linking Open Data project, where people are trying to create a web of data than can be useful for trying to understand complex systems from multiple perspectives.

One of my side projects was a visualization of the WikiGrowthOverTime of the wiki that you are reading now. As seen in the movie on the right, the wiki started several years ago and has since grown to nearly 10,000 pages, and is in use by several organizations around the university.

My Master's thesis in Industrial Ecology examined the combination of Agent Based Modeling and Life Cycle Assessment as a means to evaluate the environmental impacts of an evolving socio-technical system.

My personal notes can be found here (login required), and I can be reached at c.b.davis@tudelftNO_SPAM.nl. Also see my blog, LinkedIn and Twitter

Coverage of my work

Visualizing 50,000 power plants in Google Earth. Google Earth Blog, September 20, 2011.

Exploring energy and industry data on enipedia.tudelft.nl. Hackdeoverheid.nl, August 4, 2011.
  • Guest blog post I wrote with Alfredas Chmieliauskas describing our latest work on enipedia, posted on the site for an organisation exploring applications enabled by opening up Dutch government data.

Whitney Jones, Industrial Ecology and its Journey Toward Improving Information Accessibility and Communication. EcoCloud (project of Sustainable Silicon Valley), July 28, 2011

Merel Segers, Halfway - Enabling collective intelligence. TU Delta, February 9, 2011.
  • Profile of my Ph.D. work.

David McMullin, http://me. TU Delta, December 9, 2010
  • Profile of an Industrial Ecology M.Sc. student who was involved in creating the Industrial Ecology wiki used to document Eco-Industrial Parks around the world.

Alex Howard, Energy data in action. O'Reilly Radar. 26 October 2010

Jos Wassink, Modelling industry after nature. TU Delta, Jan 13, 2010
  • Interview with the program director of the TU Delft/Leiden University Industrial Ecology MSc programme, mentions my M.Sc. work.

Wiki Growth over Time as a Force-Directed Network Layout. Information Aesthetics, September 8, 2009

Presentations

A. Chmieliauskas and C.B. Davis. "SparqlExtension: Linking Data", Presented at Semantic MediaWiki Conference Fall 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept 18-19, 2010. (Slides, Online Demo, Video)

C. B. Davis, 2008, From Collective Intelligence to Collective Science. International Workshop on Distributed Sensing and Collective Intelligence in Biodiversity Monitoring. December 3-5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (abstract)

Publications

L. Andrew Bollinger, Chris Davis, Igor Nikolić, Gerard P.J. Dijkema (2012) Modeling Metal Flow Systems: Agents vs. Equations. Journal of Industrial Ecology, In press.

C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic, and G. P. J. Dijkema (2010) Industrial Ecology 2.0. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 14(5): 707-726

C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic, and G. P. J. Dijkema (2010) Infrastructure Modelling 2.0. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 6(2):168-186. (pdf)

I. Nikolic, G. P. J. Dijkema, E. J. L. Chappin, and C. B. Davis, Model based decision support for creation and operation of sustainable infrastructure, in IEEE-SMC, vol. CD-ROM, San Antonio, Tx, USA, October 2009, pp. 1-6.

C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic, and G. P. J. Dijkema (2009) Integration of Life Cycle Assessment Into Agent-Based Modeling : Toward Informed Decisions on Evolving Infrastructure Systems . Journal of Industrial Ecology. 13:2, pp 306-325.

I. Nikolic, L. A. Bollinger, C. B. Davis, Agent Based Modeling of Large Scale Socio-Technical Metal Networks., in TMS 2010, 139th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Seattle, WA: TMS, February 14-18th 2010.

Brintrup, A and Davis, C and Gong, T and Ligtvoet, A and Robinson, E and Willigen, W (2009) Distributed control of emergence: local and global anti-component strategies in particle swarms and ant colonies . In: 2009 Third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, 14-18 Sept 2009, San Francisco, California, USA

C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic, and G. P. J. Dijkema, Dynamic LCA Approach for Decision Support on Sustainable Bio-electricity Development in ISIE2009, the 5th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference 2009. Lisbon, Portugal: ISIE, June 21-24th 2009. (abstract, presentation).

C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic, and G. P. J. Dijkema, Facilitating Industrial Ecology Systems Understanding through Fostering Collective Intelligence in ISIE2009, the 5th International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference 2009. Lisbon, Portugal: ISIE, June 21-24th 2009. (abstract, poster)

I. Nikolic., E. J. L. Chappin, C. B. Davis and G. P. J. Dijkema (2008). On the development of Agent-Based Models for infrastructure evolution. International Conference on Infrastructure Systems - Building Networks for a Brighter Future, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, NGInfra Foundation.

C. B. Davis, 2007. Integration of life cycle analysis within agent based modeling using a case study on bio-electricity . Master’s thesis, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.(pdf)

E. van der Voet, L. van Oers, C. B. Davis, R. Nelis, B. Cok, R. Heijungs, E. Chappin & J.B. Guinée. Greenhouse gas calculator for electricity and heat from biomass . CML (CML report 179; ISBN 978-90-5191-160-2), Leiden, 2008, 81+234 pp.(pdf)

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Building Collaborative Knowledge Platforms for Industrial Ecology, Chris Davis, Alfredas Chmieliauskas, Igor Nikolic, Gerard Dijkema. Presented at the Gordon Research Conference in Industrial Ecology, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, July 11-16, 2010

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Eco-Industrial Wiki-Platform Poster, Sabrina Wouters and Nora Feldmar, Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Eco-Efficiency, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands, 9-11 June 2010
This poster describes the Semantic Wiki platform at http://ie.tudelft.nl that I helped set up for a group of Industrial Ecology M.Sc. students, who have used it to document Eco-Industrial parks around the world.

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Facilitating Industrial Ecology Systems Understanding through Fostering Collective Intelligence, Chris Davis, Igor Nikolic, Gerard P.J. Dijkema. Presented at 5th International Conference on Industrial Ecology (ISIE2009), Lisbon Portugal, 21-24 June 2009.

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