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01/13/2015
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12/1/2015
Hosted Conferences
May 25, 2017

Prof. Andrea Nanetti from School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Professor CHEONG Siew Ann from School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University visited AI-Econ Research Center on May 25, 2017, and delivered Herbert Simon #29 lecture titled "Old Research Questions and New Methodologies: The Perennial History’s Chase for Truth at the Computational Turn". Prof. Nanetti, Professor Cheong and Prof. Shu-Heng Chen also discussed the possible collaborations between their teams.

Mar. 20, 2017

Prof. Frank Schweitzer from ETH Zurich visited AI-Econ Research Center on March 20, 2017, and delivered a lecture "The rise and fall of firm collaborations - Insights from a large-scale analysis of R&D networks" at the weekly seminar of NCCU’s Department of Economics. Prof. Schweitzer and Prof. Shu-Heng Chen also discussed the possible collaborations between NCCU and ETH Zurich in the future.

Nov. 29, 2016

Prof. Andreas Pyka (University of Hohenheim) and Dr. Ben Vermeulen (Eindhoven University of Technology) visited AI-Econ Research Center on Nov. 29, 2016 to discuss with Prof. Shu-Heng Chen and Prof. Bin-Tzong Chie (Tamkang University) the collaborated project "Complex Product Competition: A Simonian-Schumpeterian Perspective" under the MOST-DAAD Germany-Taiwan PPP (Project-Based Personnel Exchange) Program. Prof. Pyka also delivered a lecture "Technological spillovers and innovation networks - agent-based model of strategic scenarios" at the weekly seminar of NCCU’s Department of Economics.

April 25 and 29, 2016

Prof. Francesco Di Iorio from the South East University, Nanjing delivered the 28th Herbert Simon lectures. He delivered two lectures on April 25 and 29, respectively, on the following topics: `Hayek as a Methodological Individualist' and `Sensory Order and Methodological Individualism'.

March 14, 2016

Mr. Allen Lee from the Arizona State University (ASU) delivered the 27th Herbert Simon lecture on the topic `Towards reproducible computational social science' on March 14, 2016.

Sept 2015 - Feb 2016

Ms. Zhang Yu, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, visited AI-ECON centre between September 2015 - Febraury 2016 to pursue her research on Agent-Based Financial Economics.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Mr. Wolfgang Magerl, from Vienna University of Technology, Austria visited AI-ECON centre between September 2015 - January 2016 to pursue his research on Agent-Based macroeconomics and big data.

August 27, 2015

Mr. Donald George, Editor, Journal of Economic Surveys, from University of Edinburgh visited AI-ECON centre on 27-August-2015. Left to Right: Selda Kao, Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, Ragupathy V, Mr. Donald George

August 14, 2015

Prof. Wang, Bing-Hong from University of Science and Technology of China and Prof. Zheng, Bo from Zhejiang University visited AI-ECON research center. Prof. Wang delivered a talk on "Econophysics : Reviews and Prospects"(有關經濟物理研究的回顧與展望) and Prof. Zheng delivered a talk on "Application of Statistical Physics on Financial Dynamics" (統計物理在金融動力學的應用) Left to Right: (front) Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, Prof. Wang and Prof. Zheng.

July 28-30, 2015

Prof. Jie Wu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, visited AI-Econ Research Center on July 28 - 30, 2015 and delivered the 26th Herbert Simon Lecture. He gave three talks in Herbert Simon Lecture Series # 26: "Agent-Based Macro Economics". Left to Right: Ye-Rong Du, Selda Kao, Prof. Jie Wu, Prof. Shu-Heng Chen.

June - July 2015

Rim Ahsaini from King’s College, London and Sciences Po, Paris, visited AI-ECON research centre for two months (June-July, 2015). Her internship focused on issues related to big data and its influence on social science research. Left to right: Ye-Rong Du, Ragupathy V, Rim Ahsaini, Ying-Fang Kao, Connie Wang.

06/18/2015 - 06/22/2015

AI-ECON hosted and organized the 21st conference on `Computing in Economics and Finance' (CEF2015), the annual conference of the Society for Computational Economics from 18-22 June, 2015. The conference, held in Asia for the first time, saw more than 340 participants from all over the world presenting high quality papers and included two engaging workshops.

02/13/2015

Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) organized a symposium on February 12th and 13th, 2015. Prof. Ofer Azar form Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, a prominent researcher in behavioral and experimental economics, gave a lecture titled "Issues on Relative Thinking and Dishonesty". CCB chairman Prof. Shu-Heng Chen led the introduction and Prof. Ofer Azar's interesting and innovative talk was well received and was followed by an engaging interactive session. Left to right: Dr. Ye-Rong Du, Prof. Wei-Yuan Lin, Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, Prof. Ofer Azar, Prof. Brian Chih, Dr. Selda Kao, Dr. Ragupathy and Prof. Chung-Ching Tai.

02/10/2015

Prof. Tong Zhang from the Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, visited AI-Econ Research Center during the period of Jan. 15 - Jan. 29, 2015.Left to right: Dr. Selda Kao, Prof. Tong Zhang, Prof. Brian Chih and Dr. Ye-Rong Du

11/19/2014

First Cross-Straits Symposium on Economic Frontier and Policy Simulation in China, 15-16, Nov. 2014, GuangZhou was organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the School of Economics and Management (SEM) at South China Normal University. Prof. Shu-Heng Chen from AI-Econ Research Center is one of the invited keynote speakers, together with Prof. Guocheng Wang from CASS and Prof. Zhiqiang Dong from SEM. The symposium attracts the participation of excellent Chinese and Taiwanese scholars. The Chinese scholars and students expressed their great potential and creativity and the organizers show their hospitality to the participants. It is believed the success of this symposium will be carried on to successive coopertations between Cross-Straits scholars.

Prof. Shu-Heng Chen's keynote speech: "On the Naturally Allied Spiral of Agent-based Computational Economics and Experimental Economics"

07/07/2014
First Cross-Straits Symposium on Economic Frontier and Policy Simulation in China---Call For Paper
11/12/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its tenth symposium on November 12th, 2014. Dr. Chia-Ling Chang gave a talk titled "Social Networks and Macroeconomics". Dr. Chang's vivid speech lead audiences into a fantastic journey which started from the formation of social networks, ACE-DSGE macroeconomic models, network-effect on macroeconomic variables and arrived the destination filled with contributed inspirations. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech.

10/03/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its ninth symposium on October 3rd, 2014. Prof. Lee-Xieng Yang gave a talk which was titled "Sequence Effect and Time Varying Category: Evidence for Exemplar-Based Model". Prof. Yang's vivid speech lead audiences into a fantastic journey which started from a criticism on one classical study, a brilliant experimental design, beautiful experimental results and arrived the destination filled with contributed inspirations. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech.

09/20/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its eighth symposium on September 20th, 2014. Prof. Tseng gave a speech titled as "Order Aggressiveness in Call Auction". Prof. Tseng's vivid speech lead audiences into a fantastic journey which starts from vivid experiments, goes through meta-analysis, and arrives the destination filled with contributed inspirations. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.   

09/05/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its seventh symposium on September 5th, 2014. Dr. Selda Kao gave a speech titled as "Herbert A. Simon and Agent-Based Computational Economics: Bounded Rationality". Dr. Kao's vivid speech lead audiences into a journey tracing back the origin of Simon's inspiration between AI-ECON. Dr. Kao herself was also a fellowship of mentor Vela who is a famous disciple of Simon. Thus this speech given by Kao was significantly persuasive. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.   

08/29/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its sixth symposium on August 29nd, 2014. Prof. Chungching Tai gavr a speech titled as "Cognitive Capacity and Earning Performance: Evidence from Double Auction Market  Experiment". Prof. Tai's brilliant speech lead audiences into a journey of world most advanced inter-discipline EE research. Warm discussion including issues from experimental psychology, business administration, and AI economics followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.   

08/22/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its fifth symposium on August 22nd, 2014. Prof. Lin gave a speech titled as "3D-Novel fruit fly optimization algorithm and its applications in economics". Prof. Lin's vivid speech reveals the most advanced algorithm which can be used in both engineering and economics. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.   

08/08/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its fourth symposium on August 8th, 2014. Prof. Brian Chih gave a speech titled as "Experimental Markets and Prediction Markets". This fabulous speech which reveals the most advanced discoveries in AI-Economics brings admirable inspirations. Warm discussion including issues from inter-disciplines followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion. Meanwhile, August 8th was also the Father's Day in Taiwan. AI-ECON center wish all our friends a wonderful Father's Day.   

08/01/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB) held its third symposium on August 1st, 2014. Dr. Chia-Yang Lin gave a speech titled as "Emotional Models of Decision-Making in Ultimatum Games" on the extension of combination of AE and EE. The speech started from vivid UG experiment results, went through meta-analysis, and finally contributed inspirations. Warm discussion including issues from economics and psychology followed the speech. The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.   

07/25/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB), chaired by Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, had its second symposium on July 25, 2014. This time the symposium was inaugurated by Dr. Du Ye-Rong with a speech titled “Heterogeneity in Experienced-Weighted Attraction Learning and Its Relation to Cognitive Ability”, which continues the path of Prof. Chen's idea of the combined development of ACE and EE and was followed by a warm discussion. Issues discussed include:

If there is an universal law behind cognitive ability and observed behavior?

2. About individual learning and social learning, can working memory be a good measurement of cognitive capacity?

3. Whether or not the prejudice can be formed immediately?

4. The capacity on people's learning can be very different, are there some measures in the beginning of the experiment to distinguish those people who do not learn no matter what information they are given?

5. Cognition is actually related to personality. Has personal trait also been considered in this experiments?

6. Can the experiment be hold in virtual environment such as using a computer online game?

7. Can the experiment lead to a measurement of human hierarchy used in the GP pier tree?

07/17/2014

The Computational, Cognitive, Behavioral Social Science Research Group (CCB), chaired by Prof. Shu-Heng Chen, had its first symposium on July 17, 2014.  The symposium was inaugurated by Prof. Chen with a speech titled “ACE and EE: A Review of Some Recent Progresses”, which outlined the path to the combined development of ACE and EE and was followed by a warm discussion.  Issues discussed include :

1. The Ultimate Roles of Software Agents: Whether software agents can one day pass the Turing test and or they will remain good assistants of mankind?

2. Scaled-Up Issue: Real agents in EE have physical limitation, such as emotion and fatigue.  Besides, it is usually hard to conduct large-scale human experiment. On the other hand, the artificial agents do not have physical limitation and a model can simulate with huge amount of software agents.  Can ACE be the solution of EE’s scale problem?

3. Human-Machine Interaction: What interesting phenomena can be observed from the comparisons among the settings of machine-to-machine, machine-to-human (with the subject's knowledge), machine-to-human (without the subject's knowledge), and human-to-human?

The Group decided to incorporate these issues into next meeting agendas for further research and discussion.

02/18/2014

Prof. Tong Zhang, Prof. Yu Wu and Prof. Wei Huang from Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, visited AI-Econ Research Center during the period of Jan. 14 - Feb. 18, 2014. Front left to right: Prof.Bin-Tzong Chie(TKU),Chia-Yang Lin(NCCU) and Prof. Tong Zhang(SWUFE). Middle left to right: Prof.Chung-Ching Tai(THU), PH.D Chia-Ling Chang(NCCU), PH.D Ying-Fang Kao(NCCU) and Prof. YU WU(SWUFE). Back left to right: Prof. Wei Huang (SWUFE), Yi-Ting Ye(NCCU), Prof.Yi-Heng Tseng(YZU) and Prof. Shu-Heng Chen(NCCU).

 

01/20&21/2014

Richard J. Zeckhauser, professor of Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, visited AI-Econ Research Center on January 20 and 21, 2014 and gave two talks in Herbert Simon Lectures # 24: "Risk, Uncertainty and Ignorance" and "the Wisdom of Crowds and the Stupidity of Herds". Left to right: PH.D Chia-Ling Chang(NCCU), Prof.Wen-Chi Huang(NPUST), Richard J. Zeckhauser, Prof. Shu-Heng Chen(NCCU),Prof.Bin-Tzong Chie(TKU) and Edgardo Reyes(NPUST).

01/15/2014

Prof. Siew Ann Cheong from Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, visited AI-Econ Research Center on January 15, 2014. He gave a talk titled "Asian Economic Observatory Networks: A Data Driven Approach to Economics".

12/06/2013
CFP: International Workshop on Computational, Cognitive and Behavioral Social Science (CCB)
12/04/2013

On December 4, 2013, Prof. Bing-Hong Wang (汪秉宏) from Institute of Theoretical Physics, Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, visited AI-Econ Research Center and delivered a speech titled "Research on Human Dynamics and Social Complex Systems".

11/28/2013

On November 28, 2013, Professor Zhen Wang (王震, front left) and his student Hang-xian Gao (高杭賢, back left) from Computational Social Science Lab, Dalian University of Technology, visited AI-Econ Research Center and shared with Prof. Shu-Heng Chen (front right) and Dr. Ye-Rong Du (back right) his experience in initiating a pioneer undergraduate program on computational social science. 

07/09/2013
「人工智慧經濟學研究中心」誠徵「專任助理」 (已徵到)
04/10/2013
Job Opening-- Associate Director: Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Management, and Public Policy
09/11/2012

Prof. Tong Zhang from Research Institute of Economics and Management, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, gave a talk on the simulation of artificial market in AI-Econ Research Center.Left to Right: Prof. Shinn-Shyr Wang (NCCU), Prof. Shu-Heng Chen (NCCU), Prof. Tong Zhang, Dean Prof. Yih-Chyi Chuang (NCCU)