Julia Kasmire

Julia Kasmire
The University of Manchester · Cathie Marsh Institute / UK Data Services

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Julia Kasmire currently works with the UK Data Services and the Cathie Marsh Institute in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. Her role focuses on training social scientists to use new forms of data within social science research, and as such she is interested in innovative methods for analysing data. This includes social media, machine learning, the Internet of Things, iterative learning processes, agent-based models, gamification and serious gaming.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - April 2021
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Research Associate
May 2016 - September 2019
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • I worked on creative new ways to look at patterns of change within regional industries.
August 2009 - December 2015
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2009 - December 2015
Delft University of Technology
Field of study
  • Complex adative systems and transition management
August 2007 - December 2008
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Evolution of language and cognition
September 2001 - June 2004
University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of study
  • Linguistics

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Publications (46)
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Radical innovations prompt significant subsequent technological development and exhibit novelty and “architectural” innovation, i.e. rearranging the way design elements are put together in a system. Thus, radical innovations often serve as the foundation for new technological systems, industries or domains and are seen to involve significant concep...
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Machine learning (ML) is increasingly useful as data grow in volume and accessibility. ML can perform tasks (e.g., categorisation, decision making, anomaly detection, etc.) through experience and without explicit instruction, even when the data are too vast, complex, highly variable, full of errors to be analysed in other ways. Thus, ML is great fo...
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Machine learning (ML) is increasingly useful as data grows in volume and accessibility as it can perform tasks (e.g. categorisation, decision making, anomaly detection, etc.) through experience and without explicit instruction, even when the data are too vast, complex, highly variable, full of errors to be analysed in other ways , . Thus, ML is gre...
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The word “sustainable” débuted in 1987 but has since become a hot topic issue, both for scientific research and wider society. Although sustainability may appear to be a thoroughly twenty-first century goal, sustainability science concepts and goals such as balance, endurance, order and change, reach back at least as far as the proto-scientific inv...
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This title takes the broadest possible scope to interrogate the emergence of “platform urbanism”, examining how it transforms urban infrastructure, governance, knowledge production, and everyday life, and brings together leading scholars and early-career researchers from across five continents and multiple disciplines. The volume advances theoreti...
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This chapter takes a critical approach to circular economy research, focusing upon time, space and evolution. It explores the varying roles of products in the CE and the divergent claims in CE discourse relating to the temporal reconfiguration of material flows. The discussion of alternative CE strategies reveals a fundamental tension that sets str...
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This presentation represents the third of three webinars on How to use Agent-based Modelling for Social Scientists. This one covers how to set up parameter sweep testing, experiments and various kinds of output for ABM, specifically using NetLogo as an ABM software language. Watch the webinar on the UKDS You Tube channel here: https://www.youtube....
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This presentation represents the second of three webinars on How to use Agent-based Modelling for Social Scientists. This one covers how to acquire, prepare and import GIS projection files, GIS shapefiles and census data into an ABM, specifically using NetLogo as an ABM software language. Watch the webinar on the UKDS You Tube channel here: https:...
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This presentation represents the first of three webinars on How to use Agent-based Modelling for Social Scientists. This one introduces the concepts behind agent-based modelling and how it can be used to address social science research questions, specifically using NetLogo as an ABM software language. View the webinar on YouTube at https://www.you...
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The increasing issue of plastic waste is really (at least) two separate but related problems when plastic materials drop out of use or circulation. First, some plastic items have an entirely linear lifepath because of the way they are constructed, the materials they use or the purpose to which they are put. The best possible outcome for such plasti...
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Radical innovations are often defined by their disruptive effects, with large-scale change, technological leaps, societal transitions and other disruptions seen as having grown out of specific ‘seeds of change’ innovations. Many researchers have unsuccessfully sought to identify the inherent or fundamental properties that determine an innovation’s...
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Appraisals of regeneration have previously focused on the benefits such schemes bring, rather than also looking at costs and risks. Here Dr Julia Kasmire and Matjaz Vidmar use Glasgow as a case study to ask who stands to benefit the most from regeneration. http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2018/01/whats-not-to-like-about-regeneration/
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To explore the space between the theories of the Diffusion of Innovations and Universal Darwinism, we first examine a case study of the history of the greenhouse horticulture sector of the Netherlands, comparing and contrasting the narrow focus of Diffusion of Innovations and the wider focus of Universal Darwinism. We then build an agent-based mode...
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To explore the space between the theories of the Diffusion of Innovations and Universal Darwinism, we first examine a case study of the history of the greenhouse horticulture sector of the Netherlands, comparing and contrasting the narrow focus of Diffusion of Innovations and the wider focus of Universal Darwinism. We then build an agent-based mode...
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Scientific fields do not spring forth fully-formed, but instead develop over time, with roots in older disciplines and changing under the influence of new ideas and theories. Some new ideas can be gently added to the old, while others prove to be totally incompatible and provoke a revolution leading to the fall or rise of entire scientific paradigm...
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Non-native species were formerly introduced into natural habitats for desirable, simple improvements, but sometimes wreaked havoc instead. Ecosystems are now understood to be Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) with many poorly understood interactions and co-evolutionary relationships that imply small changes or single introductions can have wildly disp...
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A single greenhouse consists of many technologies and routines (Nelson, 2002) brought together. Traditionally, optimal crop yield or production results using optimal technologies, typically developed and tested in isolation or under controlled conditions, regardless of whether those conditions resemble the real-world greenhouse environment in which...
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While combined heat and power (CHP) already found application in industry during the '70s and '80s, the Dutch greenhouse horticulture sector can be considered a late adopter: in the years 2003-2009 this energy technology was adopted by Dutch greenhouse companies on a wide scale. We have investigated how this rapid evolution has come about by means...
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Horticulture, a pillar of the Dutch economy, has already achieved remarkable productivity increases through the use of natural gas for heating, lighting and CO2. Further innovative technologies that could aid the transition toward sustainable energy use, including heat/cold storage and deepgeothermal heat sources, are currently in development and s...
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This chapter introduces and explains the main concepts that provide the theoretical background on how to model the ubiquitous socio-technical systems that are so important to modern life. First the notions of systems, adaptation and complexity are discussed as individual concepts before addressing complex adaptive systems as a whole. This is follow...
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Having explored the theory of complex adaptive systems and agent-based modelling, resulting in theoretical foundations of important concepts such as socio-technical system, complexity, and agent, this theory can now be put into practice. This chapter introduces ten steps for creating an agent-based model of a socio-technical system. From the early...
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Computer simulations are increasingly used to study the development, adoption, and evolution of technologies. However, existing models suffer from various drawbacks that may not be easily corrected, among them lack of internal structure in technologies, static environments and practical difficulties of introducing search dynamics more representativ...
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Computer simulations are increasingly used to study the development, adoption, and evolution of technologies. However, existing models suffer from various drawbacks that may not be easily corrected, among them lack of internal structure in technologies, static environments and practical difficulties of introducing rational or semi-rational search f...
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Sustainability is the primary motivation of much scientific research today, and even for those not directly working toward sustainability, it is at least generally accepted as a positive and laudable goal. While there is no consensus on exactly what sustainability is, all of the leading definitions imply some aspects of perfection , immutability, o...
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Radical innovations prompt significant subsequent technological development and exhibit novelty and " architectural " innovation, i.e. rearranging the way design elements are put together in a system. Thus, radical innovations often serve as the foundation for new technological systems, industries or domains and are seen to involve significant conc...
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Horticulture is one of the pillars of the Dutch economy and the Greenport Westland-Oostland, located in the Netherlands, is one of the world's largest horticulture clusters. It features some 4200 hectares of greenhouses run by approximately 200 independent growers, a large auction, as well as technology, engineering, utility and service companies d...
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Noble Savage, an unsupervised text analysis tool, reveals the way words change meaning over time in a given body of text. This paper presents the results of Noble Savage applied to the collected Journal of Industrial Ecology articles (volume 1 - present). The analysis reveals how key words in the field have shifted, expanded or contracted from the...
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Natural languages and Wikipedia may both be evolving through the Iterated Learning Model, a cultural evolution mechanism that relies on iterated learning, a transmission bottleneck, and a structured meaning space, but does not require a competitive advantage for individual speakers or Wikipedia articles exhibiting more structure than others. This p...

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As part of a new role with the Cathie Marsh Institute and the UK Data Services, I will be exploring the potential of new forms of data for social science research. This is expected to include agent-based models, social media, scientometrics, network graphs, Internet of Things, wearables, streaming media and other forms of computational social science. I will also be providing training and educational materials on my research. Feel free to contact me if you have a method or form of data that you think I should cover or if there is a new form of data or computational social science topic that you want to know more about.
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The goal is to create a network graph of linked events. Both events and links between events should be extracted automatically vie text-mining techniques from large sets of news archive data.