Vahid Moosavi

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Classic paradigm of scientific modeling is mainly based on a set of previously, accepted or assumed theories about the target phenomena and a validation procedure by limited observations. Therefore, normally data has a supporting role in the modeling process. On the other hand, recent advances in computing technology have brought us a data deluge that may(More)
Self Organizing Map (SOM) has been applied into several classical modeling tasks including clustering, classification, function approximation and visualization of high dimensional spaces. The final products of a trained SOM are a set of ordered (low dimensional) indices and their associated high dimensional weight vectors. While in the above-mentioned(More)
We discuss that how the majority of traditional modeling approaches are following the idealism point of view in scientific modeling, which follow the set theoretical notions of models based on abstract universals. We show that while successful in many classical modeling domains, there are fundamental limits to the application of set theoretical models in(More)
Two unavoidable processes punctuate our century: The unprecedented urbanisation of our planet (United Nations, 2014) and the spread of ubiquitous computing (Weiser, 1991) and urban data streams. This process of urbanisation corresponds with the process of digitalisation of urban life: while urbanisation acts on a physical infrastructural level, the digital(More)
Instead of getting involved in either extremes of dispute around climate change as one of our grand challenges, we opened the space of potential policy responses from a systemic view and showed why current climate change mitigation policies are not successful as planned. Further, as a potential futuristic scenario, neither a projection nor a prediction, we(More)
Study of urban form is an important area of research in urban planning/design that contributes to our understanding of how cities function and evolve. However, classical approaches are based on very limited observations and inconsistent methods. As an alternative, availability of massive urban data collections such as Open Street Map from the one hand and(More)