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Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie (IEA) Computer-Assisted Paleoanthropology

Jody Weissmann

Jody Weissmann

Senior Researcher, Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich


Individual-based modeling of humans under climate stress

With Simone Callegari and Natalie Tkachenko we are developing an agent-based modeling code for high-performance computing platforms, suited for large-scale studies of population dynamics in changing environments. In collaboration with the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and the Institute for Computational Science.


After graduating in Mathematics at the University of Zurich in 1987, I received a MSc in Computer Science at the Heriott-Watt University in Edinburgh in 1989. This was followed by a period of time where i worked as a programmer for several small companies. In 1998 I started PhD studies at the Institut für Informatik at the University of Zurich and got my PhD in 2003. After my PhD I coauthored two books ("Comprehensive Mathematics for Computer Scientists I+II") and was involved in the "CoreITeM" project, which centered on an on-line course of Mathematics.

In 2005 I got the chance to join Prof. Zollikofer's group at the Anthropological Institute where I worked (and still work) on various simulation projects.