Video: Employee Spotlight: John T. Murphy
John T. Murphy (GSS) discusses his social science research at Argonne in this video.
About the researcher
Computational Engineer John T. Murphy (GSS) focuses on computational approaches to social phenomena, including the origins of complexity and cooperation, self-organization in social systems, and resilient and robust resource management institutions. His major research focus is the U.S. Southwest, especially the management and consumption of water in central Arizona in both prehistoric and contemporary periods.
Murphy holds a masters of arts and a Ph.D. in Anthropology, both from the University of Arizona, where he studied Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology. He served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Argonne from 2010-2013 performing agent-based modeling of residential water use and management on Argonne’s Blue Gene/P system. He is a Fellow of the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute (CI), which seeks to advance science through innovative computational approaches.