Faculty Profile: Armando Geller

Armando Geller

Armando Geller

CSS Research Professor (Retired)


Primary Research: Information elicitation in challenging circumstances and evidence-driven model design

Primary Website: http://www.armandogeller.org/Armando/Welcome.html

Current Research Interests

Dr. Geller is primarily interested in information elicitation in challenging circumstances and evidence-driven model design.

Dr. Armando Geller is a computational social scientist and co-founder of Scensei, a decision support and analytics enterprise. In addition to the CSS group, he is also affiliated with the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He sometimes lectures in computational social science and contemporary conflict.

Selected Publications

  1. Armando Geller and Maciej M. Latek (2014) “Returning from Iran,” Forced Migration Review 46:25–27.
  2. Maciej M. Latek, Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi and Armando Geller (2013) “Verification through Calibration: An Approach and a Case Study of a Model of Conflict in Syria,” in Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington D.C.
  3. Armando Geller and Scott Moss (2013) “Modeling Power and Authority: An Emergentist View from Afghanistan,” In Bruce Edmonds and Ruth Meyer (eds.) Simulating Social Complexity. A Handbook. pp. 667–708.
  4. Armando Geller, Maciej M. Łatek, Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi (2012) “Using social simulation for aid and development analytics during armed conflict: Experiences from Uruzgan,” Proceedings of the Third Brazilian Workshop on Social Simulation.
  5. Maciej M. Łatek, Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi and Armando Geller (2012) “Using Participatory Elicitation to Identify Population Needs and Power Structures in Conflict Environments,” C. Laroque, J. Himmelspach, R. Pasupathy, O. Rose, and A. M. Uhrmacher (eds.), Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference.
  6. Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi, Maciej M. Łatek and Armando Geller (2012) “Fusing remote sensing with sparse demographic data for synthetic population generation: an algorithm and application to rural Afghanistan,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science27(5):986–1004.
  7. Shah Jamal Alam and Armando Geller (2012) “Networks in Agent-Based Social Simulation,”In Alison J. Heppenstall, Andrew T. Crooks, Linda M. See and Michael Batty (eds.) Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems Berlin: Springer, pp. 199–216.
  8. Shah Jamal Alam, Armando Geller and Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi (2012) “Afghanistan,” In George A. Barnett (ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Networks. London: Sage, pp. 9–11.
  9. Armando Geller, Joseph F. Harrison and Matthew Revelle (2011) “Growing Social Structure: An Empirical Multiagent Excursion into Kinship in Rural North-West Frontier Province,” Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 5(1).
  10. Armando Geller (2011) “The use of complexity-based models in international relations: A technical overview and discussion of prospects and challenges,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 24(1):63–80.
  11. Armando Geller, Maciej M. Łatek and Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi (2011) “How Corruption Blunts Counternarcotic Policies in Afghanistan: A Multiagent Investigation,” In J. Salerno, S.J. Yang, D. Nau and S.-K. Chai (eds.) Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction 2011 conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6589. pp. 121–128.
  12. Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XI (2011), Tibor Bosse, Armando Geller and Catholijn M. Jonker (eds.) International Workshop, Toronto, Canada, May 11, 2010
  13. Shah Jamal Alam, Armando Geller, Ruth Meyer and Armando Geller (2010) “Modelling Contextualized Reasoning in Complex Societies with ‘Endorsements’,” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13(4).
  14. Maciej M. Łatek, Seyed M. Mussavi Rizi and Armando Geller (2010) “Persistence in the Political Economy of Conflict: The Case of the Afghan Drug Industry,” AAAI Fall Symposium Series. pp. 86–92.
  15. Armando Geller (2010) “The Political Economy of Normlessness in Afghanistan,” In Angela Schlenkhoff and Ceri Oeppen (eds.) Beyond the “Wild Tribes”—Understanding Modern Afghanistan and its Diaspora. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 57–70.
  16. Frédéric Amblard, Armando Geller, Martin Neumann, Armano Srbljinović and Nanda Wijermans (2010) “Analyzing Social Conflict via Computational Social Simulation: A Review of Approaches,” In Katalin Martinás, Dario Matika and Armano Srbljinović (eds.) Complex Societal Dynamics — Security Challenges and Opportunities. Amsterdam: IOS Press. pp. 126–141.
  17. Armando Geller and Shah Jamal Alam (2010) “A Socio-Political and -Cultural Model of the War in Afghanistan,” International Studies Review 12(1):8–30.
  18. Armando Geller and Bob Spencer (2009) “Mobilizing Traditional Afghan Skills and Perceptions to Increase Rural Development and Security,” Turkish Policy Quarterly 8(2):77–86.
  19. Armando Geller and Scott Moss (2007) “Growing Qawm: An Evidence-Driven Declarative Model of Afghan Power Structures,” Advances in Complex Systems 11(2):321–335.
  20. Armando Geller, Bogdan Werth and Ruth Meyer (2007) “He endorses Me—He Endorses Me Not—He Endorses Me… Contextualized Reasoning in Complex Systems,” AAAI Fall Symposium Series. pp. 108–115.
  21. Armando Geller (2007) Macht, Ressourcen und Gewalt: Zur Komplexität zeitgenössischer Konflikte. Eine agenten-basierte Modellierung. Zürich: vdf.
  22. Albert A. Stahel and Armando Geller (2006) “Die Gewaltherrschaft der Taliban,” InAfghanistan: Wegweiser zur Geschichte. Ed. by Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt (MGFA). Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, pp. 74–80.
  23. Albert A. Stahel and Armando Geller (2006) “Die militärische Globalisierung und die ‘Verdammten dieser Erde’. Oder: Der Versuch einer Neuordnung der Welt durch die USA nach dem 11. September,” In Neue Weltordnung? Neue Ungewissheiten! Zürich: Chronos, pp. 101–126.
  24. Albert A. Stahel and Armando Geller “Asymmetrischer Krieg: Theorie – Fallbeispiele – Simulation,” In Josef Schröfl and Thomas Pankratz (eds.), Asymmetrische Kriegführung – ein neues Phänomen der Internationalen Politik? Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 95–116.

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