Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation

Donnay, Karsten, Dr.

Karsten Donnay

ETH Zürich
Dr. Karsten Donnay
Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation
Clausiusstrasse 37
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 04 43
Fax: +41 44 632 17 67


I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation at ETH Zürich. In 2014 I completed my PhD in Political Science in the team of Prof. Helbing. My external PhD advisors were Prof. Ravi Bhavnani (Graduate Institute, Geneva) and Prof. Scott E. Page (University of Michigan).



Research Interest

My general research interest is in quantitative conflict modeling, currently with a focus on asymmetric intra-state conflicts. In my PhD research I used detailed and geographically disaggregated empirical violence data to develop and validate conflict models at the level of (sub-national) actor groups. Theoretically the work is grounded in the Political Science conflict literature, methods used range from standard statistical techniques to agent-based modeling and statistical techniques adopted from the natural sciences.




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