Jorge Garcia

PhD student, University of Waterloo

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Jorge is a PhD candidate of System Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research activities are focused on applying agent-based models on three major areas: 1) financial markets to study the self-regulation capability of artificial markets with interacting investors and credit rating agencies; 2) the efficiency of road networks when users have access to real-time information and are able to adjust their behavior to current conditions; 3) failure probability of nuclear waste containers due to microbial- and chemical-driven corrosion.

He uses information theory to quantify uncertainty reduction and self-organization in agents and compares the results against those obtained from solving equivalent nonlinear problems or partial differential equations.

He is also interested in modeling population growth of endangered species such as blue whales using ordinary differential equations, linear and nonlinear optimization, PID controllers, and Cybernetics.

Jorge completed an MSc in Operations Research with honors at the Faulty of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and before that a BSc in Industrial Management at the National Polytechnic Institute (UPIICSA IPN) in Mexico City.