Nigel Van Herwijnen

PhD student in Social Anthropology and Sociology

Research interests Agent-based modelling
Computational Social Science

I am a PhD researcher under cotutelle between the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. I am involved in the ERC-funded project called "A network science approach to social cohesion in European societies" (PATCHWORK), in which we study the effects of individual acquaintanceships on social cohesion in a nation-scale population. In this interdisciplinary project, I complement my fellow researchers with my expertise in agent-based modelling. 

My research interests lie in collective social phenomena that emerge from the believes and behavior of single individuals in the human population. After having completed a bachelor in Physics and Astronomy and a master in Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam, I believe I can be a bridge between fields in an interdisciplinary team. 


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    ONE YEAR OF SOCIAL DISTANCING BEHAVIOR ON THE STREETS OF AMSTERDAM Bernasco, W., Suonperä Liebst, L., Van der Veen, T., Van Herwijnen, N., Appelman, J., Thomas, J., Bijleveld, K., Koelma, D., Ejbye-Ernst, P., Hoeben, E., Snoek, C., Rosenkrantz Lindegaard, M. (2022). Preprints NSCR. Preprint