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Jacques Bara

Summary

Second year PhD candidate (he/him) at the Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (MathSys II CDT). Primarily interested in network science, ABMs, dynamical systems and their applications to a huge variety of applications: social and political sciences, epidemiology, environmental development and ultimately to use science to affect positive change in the world.

Undertaking several projects including: the emergence of cooperation and mesoscale structures for games on dynamic networks; the role of migration in pollution mitigation as spatial public goods games; the structural impacts of a social network on a political election; contribution inference for public goods games in hypergraphs.

Publications

J Bara, O LevLink opens in a new window, P TurriniLink opens in a new window, Predicting voting outcomes in presence of communitiesLink opens in a new window in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS'21. (2021)

J Bara, P Turrini, G Andrighetto, Enabling Imitation-Based Cooperation in Dynamic Social NetworksLink opens in a new window. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. (2022)

J Bara, O Lev, P Turrini, Predicting Voting Outcomes in the Presence of Communities, Echo Chambers and Multiple Parties. (arXiv pre-printLink opens in a new window)

J Bara, F P SantosLink opens in a new window, P TurriniLink opens in a new window, The Effects of Migration on Spatial Social Dilemmas. (Under review)

Speaking : Conferences

20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)

"Predicting Voting Outcomes in Presence of Communities" (May 2021)

European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)

"Can Influence Assortment Predict Voters’ Bias in Presence of Community Structure?", NETREASON Workshop (Sep 2020)

Christ Church Undergraduate Conference 

"Martian Colonies with von Neumann probes" (Apr 2017)

Speaking : Seminars

Statistics, Probability, Analysis and Applied Mathematics (SPAAM) Seminar

"Cooperation in Dynamic Networks" (July 2021)

Warwick Maths Institute (WMI) Colloquium

"Eigenvector Centrality and Lou Reed" (July 2021)

Mathematics in the Social Sciences Reading Group 

"Cooperative Dynamic Networks" (Feb 2021)

"Information Gerrymandering and Non-Democratic Decisions" (Dec 2019)

Computational Social Choice (COMSOC) Video Seminar 

"Influence Gap, Voting and Communities", Rump session (Sep 2020)

Common Ground Oxford

"A Global Crisis: Climate Change and Colonialism", panel chair, (Apr 2019)

"Festival of Liberated Curricula", workshop facilitator, (Feb 2019)

Internships and Workshops

Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, Catania, Italy (Jun-Jul 2022)

Policy diffusion networks.

Winter Workshop on Complex Systems, Besançon, France (Jan 2022)

Memory of Social Connections. Investigating the effects of infrastructural networks on the strength of social connections. (online)

163 European Study Group, University of Santiago de Compostela (July 2021)

Bubble formation in hydrolysis. (online)

ICMS Modelling Camp, University of Edinburgh (May 2021)

Trace metal mobilisation and mixing. In collaboration with industrial partners: Bays Consulting and Keen Marine. (online)

Research Intern, Technische Universität Berlin (Jul-Aug 2018)

Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE program with the Applied Dynamic Systems group at the Technische Universität Berlin. Researched reappearance of periodic solutions to delay dynamic equations as well as spectral and numerical analysis using DDE-Biftool (a MATLAB toolkit).

Theoretical Physics Summer School, Perm State University (Jun-Aug 2017)

Funded by a BP Scholarship. Courses in fluid dynamics, anomalous diffusion, perturbation methods and lie algebra.

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant, CS404/924 Agent-Based Systems, University of Warwick (2021; 2022)

Private Tutoring, Oxford PAT (2021)

Co-supervisor, CS407 Group Project, University of Warwick (2020-21)

Education

2019-2020: MSc in Mathematics of Real World Systems, University of Warwick (Distinction)

Courses include Networks and Random Processes, Population Dynamcs: Ecology & Epidemiology, Complexity in the Social Sciences.

Dissertation: Can influence assortment predict voter's bias in presence of communities?

Group project: Parareal: An application of probabilistic methods to time-parallelisation

2018-2019: MMathPhys (Part C) in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford (Distinction)

Courses in Networks, Quantum Information, Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics, Kinetic Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory, Groups and Representations, Galactic and Planetary Dynamics and Applied Complex Variables.

Mini project: On the parametrisation of non-localised centrality

2015-2018: MMathPhys (Part A & B) in Physics, University of Oxford (First Class Honours)

Academic Prizes

Roach Prize, Christ Church College, University of Oxford (2019)

Awarded by Christ Church College to the most outstanding undergraduate across the following branches of Science: Mathematics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Biological Science.

Hooke Prize, Christ Church College, University of Oxford (2019)

Awarded annually by Christ Church College to the most outstanding undergraduate across the following branches of Science: Mathematics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Biological Science.

Scholarship, Christ Church College, University of Oxford (2016-2019)

Awarded by Christ Church College for academic achievement.

Other Experiences

SSLC Chair, MathSys II, University of Warwick (2019 - 2020)

Chair termly meetings between the MSc, PhD and staff of MathSys II.

Organising Member, Common Ground, University of Oxford (2018-2019)

On an organising committee to run the Festival of Liberated Curricula and facilated the Liberate Our Curricula Now: Resolutions for Change workshop as part of it. Chaired A Global Crisis: Climate Change and Colonialism panel and spoke on a Decolonising the Curriculum: Toward a Manifesto panel at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

Secretary, Physics Joint Consultative Committee, University of Oxford (2016-2018)

Minuting meetings between undergraduates and teaching staff at the Department of Physics, ran surveys on student satisfaction, represented undergraduates on the Equality and Diversity Committee as well.

Secretary, Oxford Alternative Ice Hockey, Oxford (2017-2018)

Technical Director, Christ Church College, University of Oxford (2016)

Technical Director of a student play; in charge of lighting, sound, smoke and other effects.

Black and white picture of Jacques Bara, an Asian male, in front of a demonstration.

Research Interests:

  • Networks
  • Social dilemma
  • Dynamics and dynamical systems
  • Stochastic processes
  • Agent based models
  • Climate Change and Race

Collaborators:

Programming Languages

  • Python
  • MATLAB
  • Julia
  • NetLogo
  • Javascript
  • R

Languages

  • Indonesian (Native)
  • French (B2)
  • Japanese (A1)