Ali Abbas

at Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)

Research Associate, Centre for Diet and Activity Research

Ali Abbas is a Research Associate at Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). He is the lead agent-based modeller in the Changing Commute project, where he will be bringing together social science, transport studies, public health and mathematical modelling together. He has extensive modelling experience which spans over Complexity Science, Computer Science and Sociology in general. Also he is well-versed in Social Network Analysis (SNA) of both small and large networks. He also holds a diverse programming experience.

He is interested in developing good understandings for an environment friendly and sustainable transport system with a positive impact on public health.

Ali is in the final stages of completing his PhD at Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University. In his PhD he has worked on Social Networking Systems. Previously he was a Research Assistant in the Tribler team at Delft University of Technology.. His main theme of work was around distributed social networking. He was also part of the P2P-Fusion project whose goal was to design a cheap and secure decentralized system for sharing audio/visual content.