Faculty Profile: Andrew Crooks

Andrew Crooks

Andrew Crooks

Associate Professor


Primary Research: Agent-based modeling, GIscience, Urban Geography, Computational Social Science

Office: Research I, CSC Suite, Level 3
Phone: 703-993-4640
Personal Websitehttp://www.gisagents.org/

Current Research Interests

To read about Dr. Crooks’s research interests, read this page on his personal website: http://www.gisagents.org/p/research.html

Teaching Interests

To read about Dr. Crooks’s research interests, read this page on his personal website: http://www.gisagents.org/p/teaching.html

Dr. Crooks’s full curriculum vitae can be viewed here:

Journal Articles († Denotes graduate student collaborator)

1. † Alizadeh, M., Cioffi-Revilla, C. and Crooks, A.T. (2015), The Effect of In-group Favoritism on the Collective Behavior of Individuals’ Opinions, Advances in Complex Systems. DOI: 10.1142/S0219525915500022

2. † Malik, A.A., Crooks, A.T., Root, H.L. and † Swartz, M. (2015), Exploring Creativity and Urban Development through Agent-Based Modeling, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 18 (2): 12. Available at http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/18/2/12.html.

3. Crooks, A.T., Pfoser, D., † Jenkins, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., Smith, D. A., Karagiorgou, S., Efentakis, A. and Lamprianidis, G. (2015), Crowdsourcing Urban Form and Function, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, DOI: 3 10.1080/13658816.2014.977905.

4. Croitoru, A., Wayant, N., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J. and Stefanidis, A. (2015), Linking Cyber and Physical Spaces Through Community Detection And Clustering in Social Media Feeds, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 53: 47–64.

5. † Panteras, G., † Wise, S., † Lu, X., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T. and Stefanidis, A. (2014), Triangulating Social Multimedia Content for Event Localization using Flickr and Twitter, Transactions in GIS, DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12122.

6. † Mullen, W., † Jackson, S. P., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A. T., Stefanidis, A. and Agouris, P., (2014), Assessing the Impact of Demographic Characteristics on Spatial Error in Volunteered Geographic Information Features, GeoJournal, DOI: 10.1007/s10708-014- 9564-8.

7. Crooks, A.T. and Hailegiorgis, A.B. (2014), An Agent-based Modeling Approach Applied to the Spread of Cholera, Environmental Modelling & Software, 62: 164-177.

8. Crooks, A.T., † Masad, D., Croitoru, A., † Cotnoir, A., Stefanidis, A. and † Radzikowski, J. (2014), International Relations: State-Driven and Citizen-Driven Networks, Social Science Computer Review, 32(2): 205-220.

9. Patel, P., Koizumi, N. and Crooks, A.T. (2014), Measuring Slum Severity in Mumbai and Kolkata: A Household-based Approach, Habitat International, 41: 300-306.

10. Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J. and Stefanidis, A. (2013), GeoSocial Gauge: A System Prototype for Knowledge Discovery from Social Media, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 27 (12): 2483-2508.

11. Crooks, A.T. and † Wise, S. (2013), GIS and Agent-Based models for Humanitarian Assistance, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41: 100-111.

12. † Jackson, S. P., † Mullen W., Agouris, P., Crooks, A. T., Croitoru, A. and Stefanidis, A. (2013), Assessing Completeness and Spatial Error of Features in Volunteered Geographic Information, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2 (2): 507-530.

13. Stefanidis, A., † Cotnoir, A., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J. and Rice, M. (2013), Demarcating New Boundaries: Mapping Virtual Polycentric Communities through Social Media Content, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 40 (2): 116-129.

14. Stefanidis, T., Crooks, A.T. and † Radzikowski, J. (2013), Harvesting Ambient Geospatial Information from Social Media Feeds, GeoJournal, 78(2): 319-338.

15. Crooks, A.T., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A. and † Radzikowski, J. (2013), #Earthquake: Twitter as a Distributed Sensor System, Transactions in GIS, 17(1): 124-147.

16. † Wise, S. and Crooks, A.T. (2012), Agent Based Modelling and GIS for Community Resource Management: Acequia-based Agriculture, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 36(6): 562-572.

17. † Patel, A., Crooks, A.T. and Koizumi, N. (2012), Slumulation: an Agent-based Modeling Approach to Slum Formations, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15 (4): 2. Available at http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/4/2.html

18. Crooks, A.T. (2010), Constructing and Implementing an Agent-Based Model of Residential Segregation through Vector GIS, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 24(5): 661-675.

19. Batty, M., Hudson-Smith, A., Milton, R. and Crooks, A.T. (2010), Map MashUps, Web 2.0 and the GIS Revolution, Annals of GIS, 16(1): 1-13.

20. Crooks, A.T., Hudson-Smith, A., and † Dearden, J. (2009), Agent Street: An Environment for Exploring Agent-Based Models in Second Life, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation: 12 (4): 10. Available at http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/12/4/10.html

21. Hudson-Smith, A., Crooks, A.T., Gibin, M., Milton, R., and Batty, M. (2009), Neogeography and Web 2.0: Concepts, Tools and Applications, Journal of Location Based Services, 3(2): 118-145.

22. Masucci, A. P., † Smith, D., Crooks, A.T. and Batty, M. (2009), Random Planar Graphs and the London Street Network, The European Physical Journal B, 71 (2): 259-271.

23. Hudson-Smith, A., Batty, M., Crooks, A.T., and Milton R. (2009), Mapping Tools for the Masses: Web 2.0 and Crowdsourcing, Social Science Computer Review, 27 (4): 524-538.

24. Hudson-Smith, A. and Crooks, A.T. (2008), Building Space in the Machine: Digital Tool Kits for Mirror Worlds, AGORA: Dutch Journal for Social-Spatial Questions, 2008(4): 27- 29.

25. Crooks, A.T., Castle, C. J. E., and Batty, M. (2008), Key Challenges in Agent-Based Modelling for Geo-spatial Simulation, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(6): 417-430. Impact factors: EM&S: 4.538, JASSS: 1.733; CEUS: 1.674; IJGIS: 1.6613; HI: 1.418; SSCR: 1.542; EPJ B: 1.282; TGIS 1; ACS 0.786; CAGIS: 0.611.

Edited Book

1. Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., Batty, M. and See, L.M. (eds.), (2012) Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems. Springer, New York, NY. 759 pages.

Book Chapters († Denotes graduate student collaborator)

1. Crooks, A.T. (accepted), Cellular Automata, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M. F., Kobayashi, A. L., Liu, W. and Marston, R. (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley Blackwell.

2. Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J. and Stefanidis, A. (accepted), Geovisualization of Social Media, in Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M. F., Kobayashi, A. L., Liu, W. and Marston, R. (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, Wiley Blackwell.

3. Crooks, A.T. (2014), Agent-based Models and Geographical Information Systems, in Brunsdon, C. and Singleton, A. (eds.), Geocomputation: A Practical Primer, Sage, London, England, pp. 63-77.

4. Stefanidis, A., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J., Croitoru, A. and Rice, M. (2014), Social Media and the Emergence of Open-Source Geospatial Intelligence, in Murdock, D.G., Tomes, R. and Tucker, C. (eds.), Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Global Security, US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), Herndon, VA, pp. 109-123.

5. Crooks, A.T., † Patel, A. and † Wise, S. (2014), Multi-agent Systems for Urban Planning, in Pinto, N.N., Tenedório, J. Antunes A. P. and Roca, J. (eds.), Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual Cities and Territories, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 29-56.

6. Crooks, A.T., Hudson-Smith, A., Croitoru, A. and Stefanidis, A. (2014), The Evolving GeoWeb, in Abrahart R. J. and See, L. M. (eds.), Geocomputation (Second Edition), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 69-96.

7. Croitoru, A., Crooks, A.T., † Radzikowski, J., Stefanidis, A., Vatsavai, R. R. and Wayant, N. (2014), Geoinformatics and Social Media: A New Big Data Challenge, in Karimi, H. (ed.), Big Data Techniques and Technologies in Geoinformatics. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 207-232.

8. Crooks, A.T. (2012), The Use of Agent-Based Modelling for Studying the Social and Physical Environment of Cities, in De Roo, G, Hiller, J. and Van Wezemael, J. (eds.), Complexity and Planning: Systems, Assemblages and Simulations, Ashgate, Burlington, VT, pp. 385-408.

9. Crooks, A.T. and Castle, C. (2012), The Integration of Agent-Based Modelling and Geographical Information for Geospatial Simulation, in Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Batty, M. (eds.), Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 219-252.

10. Crooks, A.T. and Heppenstall, A.J. (2012), Introduction to Agent-based Modelling, in Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Batty, M. (eds.), Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 85-108.

11. Batty, M., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Heppenstall, A. J. (2012), Perspectives on AgentBased Models and Geographical Systems, in Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Batty, M. (eds.), Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 1-18.

12. Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Batty, M. (2012), Reflections and Conclusions: Geographical Models to Address Grand Challenges, in Heppenstall, A.J., Crooks, A.T., See, L.M. and Batty, M. (eds.), Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 739-748.

13. Crooks, A.T., Hudson-Smith, A. and Patel, A. (2011), Advances and Techniques for Building 3D Agent-Based Models for Urban Systems, in Marceau D. and Benenson, I. (eds.), Advanced Geosimulation Models, Bentham Science Publishers, Hilversum, The Netherlands, pp. 49-65.

14. Hudson-Smith, A., Batty, M., Crooks, A.T., and Milton R. (2010), Neogeography and the Power of the Crowd: Networks and Map Hacks, in Madhuri, V. (ed.) User Generated Content: Regulatory Dimensions, Amicus Books, Hyderabad, India, pp. 122-147.

15. Hudson-Smith, A. and Crooks, A.T. (2009), The Renaissance of Geographic Information: Neogeography, Gaming and Second Life, in Lin, H. and Batty, M. (eds.), Virtual 6 Geographic Environments, Science Press, Beijing, PRC, pp. 25-36. Reprinted by ESRI Press 2011.

16. Castle, C.J.E., Crooks, A.T., de Smith, M.J., Goodchild, M.F., and Longley, P.A. (2007), Geocomputational Methods and Modelling, in de Smith, M.J., Goodchild, M.F. and Longley, P.A. (eds.), Geospatial Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools (2nd Edition), The Winchelsea Press, Winchelsea, UK, pp. 383-450 (subsequently extended in the 3rd Edition pp. 445-519).

Book Reviews

1. Crooks, A.T. (2013), Crooks on Steinitz: A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design, Environment and Planning B, 40 (6): 1122-1124.

2. Crooks, A.T. (2012), Crooks on Koch and Mandl (eds.): Modeling and Simulating Urban Processes, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(4). Available at: http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/4/reviews/1.html.

3. Crooks, A.T. (2010), Crooks on Albeverio, Andrey, Giordano and Vancheri (eds.): The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 3(1): 75-7.

4. Crooks, A.T. (2009), Crooks on Foth: Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City, Environment and Planning B, 36 (5): 946-947.

5. Crooks, A.T. (2008), Crooks on North, Macal: Managing Business Complexity: Discovering Strategic Solutions with Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation, Crooks on Rennard (ed.): Handbook of Research on Nature-Inspired Computing for Economics and Management, Environment and Planning B, 35(6): 1120-1123.

View a more complete list of Dr. Crooks’s publications here.

Invited Presentations

1. Crooks, A.T. (2015), Agent-based Modeling for Urban Planning: A Gallery of Applications, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (PUBP 733-001: Urban Politics and Policy), George Mason University, 14th April, Arlington, VA.

2. Crooks, A.T. (2015), The Evolution of the GeoWeb & Social Media, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS 590- Geosocial Analysis), George Mason University, 3rd February, Fairfax, VA.

3. Crooks, A.T. (2014), GeoSocial Analysis: From Natural Disasters to Protests, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland in College Park, 17th April, College Park, MD.

4. Crooks, A.T., An, L., Metcalf, S., Magliocca, N. and Zellner M.P. (2014), How Can We Make Agent-based Models More Relevant?, Panel Session, The Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 11th April, 2013, Tampa, FL.

5. Crooks, A.T. (2014), Disasters and Diseases: An Agent-based Modeling Perspective, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science (GGS 759- Topics in Earth Systems Science), George Mason University, 11th February, Fairfax, VA.

6. Crooks, A.T. (2013), Agent-based Models for Humanitarian Assistance and Diseases, 9 Department of Global And Community Health (GCH 605 – Social Epidemiology), George Mason University, 19th November, Fairfax, VA.

7. Crooks, A.T. (2013), Computational Social Science and Geographic Information, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science, (GGS 759 – Topics in Earth Systems Science), George Mason University, 23rd April, Fairfax, VA.

8. Crooks, A.T. (2012), Geosocial Analysis for Urban Operations, The Science and Technology Board (STB) Symposium on Science and Technology for Urban Operations, 10th September, Norfolk, VA.

9. Crooks, A.T. (2012), Pedestrians to Cities with Agent-Based Modeling and GIS, Geometry, Graphics, Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Data Mining (GRAND) Seminar Series, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, 3rd April, Fairfax, VA.

10. Crooks, A.T. (2012), Pedestrians to Cities with Agent-Based Modeling and GIS, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), 6th March, Springfield, VA.

11. Crooks, A.T. (2011), Agent-based Modeling, (GGS 684: Select Topics in Geospatial Intelligence), US Army Corps of Engineers Geospatial Center, 7th and 16th June, Alexandria, VA.

12. Crooks, A.T. (2011), Spatial Agent-based Modeling, Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science, (GGS 684: Select Topics in Geospatial Intelligence), George Mason University, 21st April, Fairfax, VA.

13. Crooks, A.T. (2011), Social Network Analysis and Geography, Department of Computational Social Science, (CSS 692: Social Network Analysis), George Mason University, 19th April, Fairfax, VA.

14. Crooks, A.T. (2011), Agents in the City: Modeling, Visualizing, and Communicating Emergent Phenomena Utilizing GIS and Agent-Based Modeling, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 4th March, Baltimore, MD.

15. Crooks, A.T. and Łatek, M.M. (2011), Use of Agent Based Modeling on Transportation and Health, School of Public Policy, (PUBP714-002/003: Transportation & Health), George Mason University, 2nd March, Arlington, VA.

16. Torrens, P., Crooks, A.T. and Guerin, S. (2010), The Exultation and Agony of Combining GIS and ABM Panel, 2010 Computational Social Science Society Conference, 5th – 6th November, Tempe, AZ.

17. Crooks, A.T. (2010), GIS and Agent-based Modeling, NGA funded Mentor Protégé Program: Northrop Grumman – CSSS Yr 4 Training Workshop, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 3rd September, Arlington, VA.

18. Crooks, A.T. (2006), Social Science Applications Utilising GIS at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Innovative methods Seminar: the role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Government Social Research. Scottish Executive, 15th November, Edinburgh, Scotland. Keynote speaker.

19. Crooks, A.T. (2006), Understanding how Cities Work – Using Agent-Based Modelling to Simulate Urban Change, London and the Local Economy, Greater London Authority 10 Economics Unit Seminar, 1st June, London, England.

View a more complete list of Dr. Crooks’s presentations/conferences here.

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