Luc Girardin

Luc Girardin

Luc Girardin

ETH Zurich
Luc Girardin
International Conflict Research
IFW D 47.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 632 67 30
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Luc is a trained computer/data scientist with a foot in the social sciences. In this intersection, he initially concentrated on computational models of social systems and has created the GROWLab agent-based simulation platform. To become more policy relevant, he subsequently spent several years collecting and analyzing data on ethnic groups and their participation in conflict processes. In this respect, he has co-created the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset, made landmark publications (Beyond Fractionalization: Mapping Ethnicity onto Nationalist Insurgencies) together with Lars-Erik Cederman, and led the development of the GROWup federated data platform (winner of the J. David Singer Data Innovation Award in 2015). Luc is currently project leader at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and CTO at Macrofocus, a company specialized in interactive data visualization. He holds a master's degree in computer science and telecommunication.

Selected Publications

Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, Seraina Rüegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin. 2015. “Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Data Set Family.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(7): 1327–42.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, Luc Girardin, and Julian Wucherpfennig. 2014. “Exploring Inequality and Ethnic Conflict: EPR-ETH and GROWup.” In Peace and Conflict 2014, eds. David A. Backer, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, and Paul K. Huth. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Wucherpfennig, Julian, Nils B. Weidmann, Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman, and Andreas Wimmer. 2011. “Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(5): 423–37.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, and Luc Girardin. 2010. “Growing Sovereignty: Modeling the Shift from Indirect to Direct Rule.” International Studies Quarterly 54(1): 27–48.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, Luc Girardin, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. 2009. “Ethnonationalist Triads: Assessing the Influence of Kin Groups on Civil Wars.” World Politics 61(3): 403–37.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, and Luc Girardin. 2007a. “Beyond Fractionalization: Mapping Ethnicity onto Nationalist Insurgencies.” American Political Science Review 101(1): 173–85.
Cederman, Lars-Erik, and Luc Girardin. 2007b. “Toward Realistic Computational Models of Civil Wars.” In Paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political.
Girardin, Luc, and Lars-Erik Cederman. 2007. “A Roadmap to Realistic Computational Models of Civil Wars.” In Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress, eds. Shingo Takahashi, David Sallach, and Juliette Rouchier. Tokyo: Springer, 59–69.
Weidmann, Nils, and Luc Girardin. 2007. “Introducing GROWLab: A Toolkit for Layered Agent-Based Modeling.” In AGENT 2007 Conference, Chicago, IL,.
Weidmann, Nils, and Luc Girardin. 2006. “GROWLab: A Toolbox for Social Simulation.” In First World Congress on Social Simulation,.
Weidmann, Nils B., and Luc Girardin. 2005. “Technical Note: Evaluating Java Development Kits for Agent-Based Modeling.” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 8(2).
Brodbeck, Dominique, and Luc Girardin. 2003a. “Trend Analysis in Large Timeseries of High-Throughput Screening Data Using a Distortion-Oriented Lens with Semantic Zooming.” In IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2003, Seattle, WA: IEEE, 74–75.
Brodbeck, Dominique, and Luc Girardin. 2003b. “Using Multiple Coordinated Views to Analyze Geo-Referenced High-Dimensional Datasets.” In International Conference on Coordinated & Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization, London UK.
Brodbeck, Dominique, and Luc Girardin. 2003c. “Visualization of Large-Scale Customer Satisfaction Surveys Using a Parallel Coordinate Tree.” In IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2003, Seattle, WA: IEEE, 197–201.
Brodbeck, Dominique, and Luc Girardin. 2002. “Atom’O’Scope: Interactive Visualization of a Nanotechnology Experiment.” In 3rd CODATA Euro-American Workshop on Information Visualization, Presentation and Design, Paris.
Girardin, Luc, and Dominique Brodbeck. 2001. “Interactive Visualization of Prices and Earnings around the Globe.” In IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2001, San Diego, CA: IEEE.
Girardin, Luc. 1999. “An Eye on Network Intruder-Administrator Shootouts.” In 1st Workshop on Intrusion Detection and Network Monitoring (ID ’99), The USENIX Association, 19–28.
Girardin, Luc, and Dominique Brodbeck. 1998. “A Visual Approach for Monitoring Logs.” In Proceedings of the 12th Systems Administration Conference (LISA ’98), Boston, MA: The USENIX Association, 299–308.
Girardin, Luc. 1996. “Mapping the Virtual Geography of the World-Wide Web.” In Fifth International World-Wide Web Conference, Paris.
Girardin, Luc. 1995. “Cyberspace Geography Visualization.” NDIT/FPIT (Eduswiss).

Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Usenix, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Swiss Informaticians Society (SI), Free Software Foundation (FSF), American Political Science Association (APSA).