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Mark Birkin Prof Mark Birkin

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
m.h.birkin

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 36838

Student hours:
Monday 10:30 - 12:30, Thursday 2:00 - 4:00

Publications

Papers

  • Lovelace R; Birkin M; Cross P; Clarke M (2016) From Big Noise to Big Data: Toward the Verification of Large Data sets for Understanding Regional Retail Flows, Geographical Analysis, 48, pp.59-81. doi: 10.1111/gean.12081
  • Lovelace R; Birkin M; Ballas D; van Leeuwen E (2015) Evaluating the Performance of Iterative Proportional Fitting for Spatial Microsimulation: New Tests for an Established Technique, JASSS-THE JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES AND SOCIAL SIMULATION, 18, .
  • Clarke G; Thompson C; Birkin M (2015) The emerging geography of e-commerce in British retailing, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2, pp.371-391. doi: 10.1080/21681376.2015.1054420
  • Shulman H; Birkin M; Clarke GP (2015) A comparison of small-area hospitalisation rates, estimated morbidity and hospital access, Health and Place, 36, pp.134-144. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.10.001
  • Bojesen M; Birkin M; Clarke G (2014) Spatial competition for biogas production using insights from retail location models, Energy, . doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2013.12.039
  • Clark SD; Birkin M; Heppenstall A (2014) Sub regional estimates of morbidities in the English elderly population, Health and Place, 27, pp.176-185. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.02.010
  • Jenkins K; Hall J; Glenis V; Kilsby C; McCarthy M; Goodess C; Smith D; Malleson N; Birkin M (2014) Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London, Climatic Change, . doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1105-4
  • Birkin M; Malleson N (2014) An investigation of the sensitivity of a dynamic microsimulation model of urban neighbourhood dynamics, pp.306-319.
  • Jordan R; Birkin M; Evans A (2014) An agent-based model of residential mobility: Assessing the impacts of urban regeneration policy in the EASEL district, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 48, pp.49-63. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.06.006
  • Leibovici DG; Birkin MH (2014) On Geocomputational Determinants of Entropic Variations for Urban Dynamics Studies, Geographical Analysis, . doi: 10.1111/gean.12050
  • Zuo C; Birkin M; Malleson N (2014) Spatial microsimulation modeling for residential energy demand of England in an uncertain future, Geo-Spatial Information Science, 17, pp.153-169. doi: 10.1080/10095020.2014.950717
  • Hall JW; Henriques JJ; Hickford AJ; Nicholls RJ; Baruah P; Birkin M; Chaudry M; Curtis TP; Eyre N; Jones C; Kilsby CG; Leathard A; Lorenz A; Malleson N; McLeod F; Powrie W; Preston J; Rai N; Street R; Stringfellow A; Thoung C; Tyler P; Velykiene R; Watso (2014) Assessing the long-term performance of cross-sectoral strategies for national infrastructure, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 20, . doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000196
  • Birkin M; Harland K; Malleson N; Cross P; Clarke M (2014) An examination of personal mobility patterns in space and time using Twitter, International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems, 5, pp.55-72. doi: 10.4018/ijaeis.2014070104
  • Kavroudakis D; Ballas D; Birkin M (2013) Using Spatial Microsimulation to Model Social and Spatial Inequalities in Educational Attainment, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 6, pp.1-23. doi: 10.1007/s12061-012-9075-2
  • Zuo C; Birkin M; Clarke G; McEvoy F; Bloodworth A (2013) Modelling the transportation of primary aggregates in England and Wales: Exploring initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions, Land Use Policy, 34, pp.112-124. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.02.010
  • Birkin M; Harland K; Malleson N (2013) The classification of space-time behaviour patterns in a British city from crowd-sourced data, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 7974 LNCS, pp.179-192. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-39649-6-13
  • Hirschfield A; Birkin MH; Brunsdon C; Malleson N; Newton A (2013) How places influence crime: the impact of surrounding areas on neighbourhood burglary rates in a British city, Urban Studies: an international journal for research in urban studies, . doi: 10.1177/0042098013492232
  • Wu B; Birkin M (2013) Moses: Planning for the next generation, International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 1, pp.17-28.
  • Harland K; Heppenstall A; Smith D; Birkin MH (2012) Creating realistic synthetic populations at varying spatial scales: A comparative critique of population synthesis techniques, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15, .
  • Birkin M; Clarke G (2012) The enhancement of spatial microsimulation models using geodemographics, Annals of Regional Science, 49, pp.515-532. doi: 10.1007/s00168-011-0472-2
  • Malleson N; Birkin M (2012) Analysis of crime patterns through the integration of an agent-based model and a population microsimulation, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 36, pp.551-561. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2012.04.003
  • Khawaldah H; Birkin M; Clarke G (2012) A review of two alternative retail impact assessment techniques: The case of Silverburn in Scotland, Town Planning Review, 83, pp.233-260. doi: 10.3828/tpr.2012.13
  • Birkin MH (2012) Big Data Challenges for Geoinformatics, Geoinformatics and Geostatistics: An Overview, 1, . doi: 10.4172/2327-4581.1000e101
  • Birkin MH; Heppenstall A (2011) Extending spatial interaction models with agents for understanding relationships in a dynamic retail market, Urban Studies Research, 2011, . doi: 10.1155/2011/403969
  • Birkin M; Malleson N; Hudson-Smith A; Gray S; Milton R (2011) Calibration of a spatial simulation model with volunteered geographical information, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25, pp.1221-1239. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2011.559169
  • Birkin MH; Malleson N; Hudson-Smith A; Gray S; Milton R (2011) Calibration of a Spatial Interaction Model with volunteered geographical information, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25, pp.1221-1239. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2011.559169
  • Stillwell J; Birkin M (2011) Editorial: ASAP Three Years On, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 4, pp.1-2. doi: 10.1007/s12061-011-9061-0
  • Birkin MH; Malleson N; Hudson-Smith A; Gray S; Milton R (2011) Calibration of a Spatial Interaction Model with Volunteered Geographical Information, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 25, pp.1221-1239.
  • Malleson N; Birkin MH (2011) Towards Victim-Oriented Crime Modelling in a Social Science e-Infrastructure, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369, pp.3353-3371. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0142
  • Stillwell J; Birkin MH (2011) ASAP Three Years On, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 4, pp.1-2.
  • Wu B; Birkin M; Rees P (2011) A dynamic spatial model for demographic planning, Proceedings - 2011 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics, Geoinformatics 2011, . doi: 10.1109/GeoInformatics.2011.5980757
  • Wu BM; Birkin MH; Rees PH (2011) A dynamic MSM with agent elements for spatial demographic forecasting, Social Science Computer Review, 29, pp.145-160. doi: 10.1177/0894439310370113
  • Birkin M; Clarke G; Clarke M (2010) Refining and operationalizing entropy-maximizing models for business applications, Geographical Analysis, 42, pp.422-445. doi: 10.1111/j.1538-4632.2010.00801.x
  • Birkin M; Procter R; Allan R; Bechhofer S; Buchan I; Goble C; Hudson-Smith A; Lambert P; De Roure D; Sinnott R (2010) Elements of a computational infrastructure for social simulation, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368, pp.3797-3812. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0145
  • Birkin M; Turner A; Wu B; Townend P; Arshad J; Xu J (2009) Moses: A grid-enabled spatial decision support system, Social Science Computer Review, 27, pp.493-508. doi: 10.1177/0894439309332295
  • Townend P; Xu J; Birkin M; Turner A; Wu B (2009) MoSeS: Modelling and simulation for e-social science, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367, pp.2781-2792. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2009.0041
  • Wu BM; Birkin MH; Rees PH (2008) A spatial microsimulation model with student agents, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32, pp.440-453. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.09.013
  • Stillwell JCH; Birkin M (2008) Editorial: The Case for ASAP, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1, pp.1-4.
  • Wu BM; Birkin MH; Rees PH (2008) A spatial microsimulation model with student agents, COMPUT ENVIRON URBAN, 32, pp.440-453. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2008.09.013
  • Heppenstall AJ; Evans AJ; Birkin MH (2007) Genetic algorithm optimisation of an agent-based model for simulating a retail market, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34, pp.1051-1070. doi: 10.1068/b32068
  • Heppenstall AJ; Evans AJ; Birkin MH (2007) Genetic algorithm optimisation of a Multi-Agent System for simulating a retail market, Environment and Planning B, 34, pp.1051-1070. doi: 10.1068/b32068
  • Shelton NJ; Birkin MH; Dorling D (2006) Where not to live: a geo-demographic classification of mortality for England and Wales, 1981-2000, Health and Place, 12, pp.557-569. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2005.08.012
  • Birkin MH; Dew P; Hodrien J; Kingston R (2006) Hydra: A Grid Computing Demonstrator for Spatial Planning, Environment and Planning A, .
  • Birkin MH; Macfarland O (2005) An applicayion of fuzzy geodemographics to modelling neighbourhood change, Geographical Analysis, .
  • Heppenstall AJ; Birkin MH; Evans AJ (2005) A hybrid multi-agent/spatial interaction model system for petrol price setting, Transactions in GIS, 9, pp.35-51.
  • Vickers D; Rees P; Birkin M (2005) Creating the national classification of census output areas: Data, methods and results, Working Paper of the University of Leeds, School of Geography, 5, .
  • Birkin M; Clarke G; Douglas L (2002) Optimising spatial mergers: Commercial and regulatory perspectives, Progress in Planning, 58, pp.229-318. doi: 10.1016/S0305-9006(02)00039-9
  • Williamson P; Birkin M; Rees PH (1998) The estimation of population microdata by using data from small area statistics and samples of anonymised records, Environment and Planning A, 30, pp.785-816.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP (1998) GIS, geodemographics and spatial modelling in the UK financial service industry, Journal of Housing Research, 9, pp.87-111.
  • George F; Radcliffe N; Smith M; Birkin MH; Clarke MC (1997) Algorithms for solving a spatial optimisation problem on a parallel computer, Concurrency: Practice and Experience, 9, pp.753-780. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9128(199708)9:8<753::AID-CPE246>3.0.CO;2-Q
  • Birkin MH (1996) GIS and Geo-Marketing, GIS Europe, March/Apr, .
  • Birkin M; Clarke M; George F (1995) The use of parallel computers to solve nonlinear spatial optimisation problems: an application to network planning, Environment & Planning A, 27, pp.1049-1068.
  • Clarke MC; Birkin MH; George F (1995) The use of generic algorithms for optimal location problems, Concurrency: Practice and Experience, .
  • Rees PH; Birkin MH; Williamson P (1995) Indexing the census: a by-product of the simulation of whole populations by means of SAS and SAR data, Environment and Planning A, 27 (3), pp.413-424.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP (1994) GIS at the crossroads, Geographical Systems, 1, pp.309-314.
  • Birkin MH (1994) Review of Socio-Styles by Cathelat,B, Journal of Database Marketing, 2, pp.1.
  • Birkin MH (1994) Reaping the rewards of research, Decision Point, 4, pp.4-5.
  • Birkin MH (1993) Review of Profiting from a geographic Information System, GIS Europe, .
  • Birkin MH (1993) Census and lifestyle: The perfect mix?, Precision Marketing, .
  • Birkin MH (1993) Not so much geography, More a style of life, Research Plus, pp.9-10.
  • Birkin MH (1993) Review of Introductory Guide to the 1991 Census (ed Levanthal, B., Moy,C., Griffin, J), Journal of Database marketing, 1, pp.3.
  • Wilson AG; Clarke MC; Birkin MH; Clarke GP (1993) Modelling and the development of urban services: application in Leeds, Revue d'Economie Regional et Urbaine, 5, pp.753-771.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GC (1992) Towards effective spatial decision support systems for the planning of training facilities, British Journal of Education and Work, 5, pp.82-92. doi: 10.1080/0269000920050306
  • BIRKIN M (1992) HANDLING GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION - METHODOLOGY AND POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - MASSER,I, BLAKEMORE,M, ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, 19, pp.367-368.
  • Yu-Xian J; Birkin M (1991) Interregional input-output study for the Leeds metropolitan district, Working Paper - University of Leeds, School of Geography, 546, .
  • Birkin M (1990) An extended comprehensive model of the urban economy, New directions in regional analysis, pp.27-47.
  • Birkin M; Clarke G; Clarke MC; Wilson AG (Not yet published) The achievements and future potential of applied quantitative geography: a case study, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, .

Books

  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC (2002) Retail geography and intelligent network planning, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp.296 p..
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC; Wilson AG (1996) Intelligent Geographical Information Systems, GeoInformation International, Cambridge, pp.292p.

Book Chapters

  • Birkin M; Malleson N (2014) An investigation of the sensitivity of a dynamic microsimulation model of urban neighbourhood dynamics, New Pathways in Microsimulation, pp.305-321.
  • Birkin M; Khawaldah H; Clarke M; Clarke G (2014) Applied spatial interaction modelling in economic geography: An example of the use of models for public sector planning, Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography, pp.491-510. doi: 10.4337/9780857932679.00031
  • Kavroudakis D; Ballas D; Birkin MH (2013) SimEducation: A Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation Model for Understanding Educational Inequalities, In: Tanton R; Edwards K (Ed) Handbook of Spatial Microsimulation, Ashgate, pp.209-222.
  • Birkin MH (2013) Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation, In: Tanton R; Edwards K (Ed) Handbook of Spatial MIcrosimulation, Ashgate, pp.223-246.
  • Wu B; Birkin MH (2013) Moses: A dynamic spatial microsimulation model for demographic planning, In: Tanton R; Edwards K (Ed) Handbook of Spatial Microsimulation, Ashgate, pp.171-194.
  • Lambert P; Birkin MH (2013) Occupation, education and social inequalities: a case study linking survey data sources to an urban microsimulation analysis, In: Pagliara F; Simmonds D; de Bok M; Wilson A (Ed) Advances in Employment Modelling, Springer, pp.203-222.
  • Birkin MH; Zuo C; Clarke G; McEvoy F; Bloodworth A (2013) Spatial modelling, GIS and network analysis for improving the sustainability of transporting aggregates in the UK, In: Stimson R; Haynes K (Ed) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis, Edward Elgar, pp.55-78.
  • Jordan R; Birkin MH; Evans A (2012) Agent-based Modelling of Residential Mobility, Housing Choice and Regeneration, In: Heppenstall A; Crooks A; See L; Batty M (Ed) Spatial Agent-based Models: Principles, Concepts and Applications, Springer, pp.511-524.
  • Birkin MH; Wu B (2012) A Review of Microsimulation and Hybrid Agent-based Approaches, In: Heppenstall A; Crooks A; See L; Batty M (Ed) Spatial Agent-based Models: Principles, Concepts and Applications, Springer, pp.51-68.
  • Wu B; Birkin MH (2012) Agent-based extensions to a Spatial Microsimulation Model of Demographic Change, In: Heppenstall A; Crooks A; See L; Batty M (Ed) Spatial Agent-based Models: Principles, Concepts and Applications, Springer, pp.347-360.
  • Zuo C; Birkin M; Clarke G; McEvoy F; Bloodworth A (2012) Spatial modelling, gis and network analysis for improving the sustainability of transporting aggregates in the Uk, Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues, pp.55-78. doi: 10.4337/9781781007969.00009
  • Birkin M; Clarke MC (2011) Spatial Microsimulation Models: a review and glimpse of the future., In: Stillwell JCH; Clarke M (Ed) Population Dynamics and Projection Methods, UPTAP, 4, Springer, pp.193-208.
  • Birkin M; Clarke M (2010) Spatial microsimulation: challenges of dealing with demographics at the small area level, In: Stillwell J; Clarke M (Ed) Population Dynamics and Projection Methods: Essays in Honour of Philip Rees, Springer.
  • Birkin M; Clarke G (2009) Geodemographics, In: Kitchin R; Thrift N (Ed) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, Vol 4, Elsevier, pp.382-389.
  • Birkin M (2009) Geocomputation, In: Kitchin R; Thrift N (Ed) International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography, 4, Elsevier, pp.376-381.
  • Birkin M; Wu B; Rees P (2009) Moses: Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation with demographic interactions, In: Zaidi A; Harding A; Williamson P (Ed) New frontiers in microsimulation modelling, Ashgate, pp.53-78.
  • Heppenstall AJ; Birkin M; Evans AJ (2008) Extending spatial interaction models with agents for understanding relationships in a dynamic retail market, In: Bullock; S; Noble J; Watson R; Bedau MA (Ed) Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems, MIT Press.
  • Birkin MH; Chen H; Clarke M; Dew PM; Keen J; Rees P; Xu JD (2005) Moses: Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science, In: Cox SJ; Walker DW (Ed) Proc of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, EPSRC , Proc of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, EPSRC , pp.534-537.
  • Heppenstall AJ; Evans AJ; Birkin MH; O'Sullivan D (2005) The Use of Hybrid Agent-Based Systems to Model Petrol Markets, In: Ternao T; Kita H; Kaneda AK; Deguchi H (Ed) Agent-Based Simulation: from Modelling Methodologies to Real-World Applications, Springer Series on Agent-Based Social Systems, 1, Agent-Based Simulation: from Modelling Methodologies to Real-World Applications, pp.154-162.
  • Stillwell JCH; Birkin MH; Ballas D; Kingston RP; Gibson PD (2004) Simulating the City and Alternative Futures, In: Unsworth R; Stillwell J (Ed) Twenty-first Century Leeds:Geographies of a Regional City, Leeds University Press, pp.435-364.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke M; Culf R (2004) Using spatial models to solve difficult retail location problems, In: Stillwell J; Clarke GP (Ed) Applied GIS and spatial analysis, Wiley, Chichester, pp.35-54.
  • Birkin MH; Boden P; Williams J (2003) Spatial Decision Support Systems for Petrol Forecourts, In: Geertman JSS (Ed) Planning Support Systems in Practice, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp.291-314.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC (1999) GIS for business and service planning, In: Longley; P; Goodchild; M; Maguire; D; Rhind; D (Ed) Geographical Information Systems, 2, Wiley, Chichester, pp.709-722.
  • Birkin MH (1996) Retail location modelling in GIS, In: Longley P; Batty M (Ed) Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment, GeoInformation International, Cambridge, pp.207-226.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC (1996) Urban and regional modelling at the microscale, In: Clarke GP (Ed) Microsimulation for Urban and Regional Policy Analysis., Pion, London, pp.10-27.
  • Birkin MH; Clarke GP (1995) Using microsimulation methods to synthesise census data, Census User's Handbook, GeoInformation International, pp.363-387.
  • Birkin MH (1994) Understanding retail interaction patterns: the case of the missing performance indicators, Modelling the City: Performance, Policy and Planning, Routledge, pp.105-120.
  • Birkin MH (1994) Finding the right sites: the W H Smith Approach, Proceedings of GIS in Business '94 Europe, Proceedings of GIS in Business '94 Europe, pp.211-212.
  • Wilson AG; Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC (1994) Applications of performance indicators in urban modelling: subsystems framework., In: Bertuglia CS; Clarke GP; Wilson AG (Ed) Modelling the city, Routledge, London, pp.121-150.
  • Birkin MH; Foulger F (1992) Sales performance and sales forecasting using spatial interaction modelling - the WH Smith approach, Locating Development Opportunities, Locating Development Opportunities.
  • Wilson AG; Birkin MH; Clarke GP; Clarke MC (1990) Elements of a model-based Geographic Information System for the evaluation of urban policy., In: Worrall L (Ed) Geographic Information Systems: developments and applications., Belhaven Press, London and New York, pp.133-162.
  • Wu B; Birkin M (Not yet published) Creating agents from a microsimulated population, In: Batty M; Heppenstall A; Crooks A (Ed) Agent-based models for spatial and social simulation, .
  • Clark S; Birkin M; Heppenstall A; Rees P (Not yet published) Using 2011 Census Data to Estimate Future Elderly Heath Care Demand, In: Stillwell J; Duke-Williams O (Ed) The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications: Unlocking the UK 2011 Census, Routledge.

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