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PDRA – Data, Scale and ABM of Innovation Diffusion at the Water Energy Food nexus @ Cranfield University

Employer: Cranfield University

Key Words: agent-based modeling, water, energy, food nexus, data and scale, innovation diffusion

Location: Cranfield, Bedford, UK

Period: 2 years

Start Date: April 2016

For UK EPSRC funded Stepping Up project.
Full time vacancy.
Collaborative trans-disciplinary project with multiple university partners including Manchester (leading the project), Surrey, Strathclyde.
The context is modeling the scaling up of low-impact innovations at the Water, Energy, Food Nexus (showing ways of addressing Nexus challenges).
Tasks will include: data identification, data analysis, literature review, identification of existing models, conceptual design of model, development of model, model performance improvement , analysis of results and validation against case study outcomes, making the model accessible and useful.


  • Applied mathematical skills
  • Agent based modeling experience
  • Excellent writing and numerical skills
  • Infrastructure knowledge (water preferably, energy otherwise)
  • Innovation knowledge (optional)
  • Interest in data and scale

  • Application Deadline: Feb 2016

    Contact: Liz Varga (Professor),