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Professor Petra Ahrweiler PhD

Honours & Awards:

Year: 2010.
Title: Best-Paper-Award of the EU FP7 Support Action "Crossroad" (ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling)
Year: 2008.
Title: Permanent Visiting Scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT/USA, Engineering Systems Division and Sloan School of Management, member of affiliated Staff and Faculty
Year: 2006.
Title: Awarded Heisenberg Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
Year: 2005.
Title: Awarded Individual Membership for the EU Network of Excellence on Complex Systems EXYSTENCE (FP5+FP6)
Year: 2001.
Title: Research Award of the German Center on Mediation for the Habilitation Thesis (Centrale fuer Mediation in Deutschland)
Year: 2000.
Title: Project funding under the Bennigsen Award Scheme for young researchers in Northrhine Westphalia

Professional Associations:

Association: Academy of Management (AOM), Function/Role: Member of TIM section
Association: Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), Function/Role: Member
Association: The European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), Function/Role: member
Association: American Sociological Association (ASA), Function/Role: Member of Economic Sociology section
Association: Complex Systems Society (CSS), Function/Role: Member
Association: European Complex Systems Society (ECCS), Function/Role: Member

Conference Contributions:

Petra Ahrweiler, Michel Schilperoord, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert (2011) Using Network Analysis and agent-based Simulation for Ex-Ante Evaluation of Horizon 2020. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Conference in Complex Systems (ECCS 2011), Vienna, Austria , 12-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11.
Petra Ahrweiler (2011) Introduction. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Open Innovation Symposium (TOIS), UCD, Dublin , 21-JUN-11 - 21-JUN-11.
Petra Ahrweiler (2011) Modelling Innovation - The Challenge. [Invited Lecture], European Flagship FuturICT Meeting, ETH Zurich, Switzerland , 16-JUN-11 - 16-JUN-11.
Petra Ahrweiler (2011) Applying Simulation & Computation to Innovation Research. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition (FET2011), Budapest, Hungary , 04-MAY-11 - 06-MAY-11.
Petra Ahrweiler, Nigel Gilbert and Andreas Pyka (2011) Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks ¿ Historical Perspectives. [Keynote Address], First Workshop of the SKIN Community, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany , 31-MAR-11 - 01-APR-11.
Petra Ahrweiler and Andreas Pyka (2011) Agency and Structure ¿ Simulating Innovation Networks. [Oral Presentation], Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference 2011, New York (USA) , 24-JAN-11 - 27-FEB-11.

Committee Work:

Committee : European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
Committee : Scientific Expert Committee EU/FP7 Support Action ENSEMBLE
Committee : Scientific Expert Committee EU/FP7 Support Action CROSSROAD
Committee : National Science Foundation (NSF)
Committee : European Science Foundation, Strasbourg (ESF)
Committee : DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Employer: UCD School of Business, University College Dublin
Position: Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Director of UCD Innovation Research Unit IRU
Employer: Research Centre Media and Politics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Position: Heisenberg Fellow, Head of the Unit Innovation Research and Vice-Head of the Centre, Coordinator EU project NEMO
Employer: Department of Social Sciences and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany
Position: Temporary Professor
Employer: Institute of Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Project Co-ordinator, Senior Lecturer (Priv.Doz.)


Year 2000 Institution: University of Bielefeld, Germa
Qualification: HABILITATION Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: Free University of Berlin, DE
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1990 Institution: University of Hamburg, Germany
Qualification: Diplom Subject: Sociology




Client: : European Commission (DG INFSO)
Client: : The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
Client: : National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Ireland
Client: : EEN Ireland External Advisory Group (EEN Ireland EAG)


2009    Central European University (Summer Academy SUN): Complex Systems and Social Simulations, Course: CSS and Innovation, Budapest, Hungary (July, 13-24)


2008    Central European University (Summer Academy SUN): Complex Systems and Social Simulations, Course: CSS and Innovation, Budapest, Hungary (July, 7-18)


2007    Summer University German National Merit Foundation, Course: Agent-based Simulation, La Villa, Austria (August, 26 – September, 8)


2004    Summer University German National Merit Foundation, Course: Innovation Networks, Rovinj, Istria (September, 19 – October, 2)




Research Policy: Reviewer.
American Journal Of Sociology: Reviewer.
European Planning Studies: Reviewer.
Journal Of Artificial Societies And Social Simulation: Reviewer.
Journal Of Evolutionary Economics: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Innovation And Technology Management: Reviewer.

Outreach Activities:

Organising international conferences