Publications from our Researchers

Several of our current PhD candidates and fellow researchers at the Data Science Institute have published, or in the proccess of publishing, papers to present their research.  


BibTex format

author = {Rajpal, H and Rosas, De Andraca FE and Jensen, HJ},
doi = {10.3389/fphy.2019.00163},
journal = {Frontiers in Physics},
title = {Tangled worldview model of opinion dynamics},
url = {},
volume = {7},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - We study the joint evolution of worldviews by proposing a model of opinion dynamics, which is inspired in notions fromevolutionary ecology. Agents update their opinion on a specific issue based on their propensity to change – asserted by thesocial neighbours – weighted by their mutual similarity on other issues. Agents are, therefore, more influenced by neighbourswith similar worldviews (set of opinions on various issues), resulting in a complex co-evolution of each opinion. Simulationsshow that the worldview evolution exhibits events of intermittent polarization when the social network is scale-free. This, in turn,triggers extreme crashes and surges in the popularity of various opinions. Using the proposed model, we highlight the role ofnetwork structure, bounded rationality of agents, and the role of key influential agents in causing polarization and intermittentreformation of worldviews on scale-free networks.
AU - Rajpal,H
AU - Rosas,De Andraca FE
AU - Jensen,HJ
DO - 10.3389/fphy.2019.00163
PY - 2019///
SN - 2296-424X
TI - Tangled worldview model of opinion dynamics
T2 - Frontiers in Physics
UR -
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VL - 7
ER -