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I'm a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department at Bar- Ilan University, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Gal A. Kaminka.
My research interest is in social cognition, where I am exploring the social processes within an individual when he or she is part of a crowd, a group or collective. Currently, I am concentrating on modeling crowd behaviors in a variety of domains and applications.

Academic History:

  1. M.Sc. in Computer Science, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  2. B.Sc. in Computer Science, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.


Publications:

    Journals:

  1. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Using Qualitative Reasoning for Social Simulation of Crowds. In ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2012, In press.


  2. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Towards a Computational Model of Social Comparison: Some Implications for the Cognitive Architecture. In Cognitive Systems Research, 12(2):186-197, 2011.


  3. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Modeling Pedestrian Crowd Behavior Based on a Cognitive Model of Social Comparison Theory. In Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory, 16(4):348-372, 2010. Special issue on Social Simulation from the Perspective of Artificial Intelligence (pdf)



  4. Rigorously Refereed Conferences:

  5. Natalie Fridman, Tomer Zilberstein and Gal A. Kaminka. Predicting Demonstrations' Violence level using Qualitative Reasoning. In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction (SBP-11), 2011.


  6. Jason Tsai, Natalie Fridman, Emma Bowring, Matthew Brown, Shira Epstein, Gal Kaminka, Stacy Marsella, Andrew Ogden, Inbal Rika, Ankur Sheel, Matthew Taylor, Xuezhi Wang, Avishay Zilka, Milind Tambe. ESCAPES: Evacuation Simulation with Children, Authorities, Parents, Emotions, and Social Comparison. In International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-11), 2011.


  7. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Comparing Human and Synthetic Group Behaviors: A Model Based on Social Psychology. In International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM-09), 2009. A previous version of this paper appeared in the proceedings of the Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS) workshop at AAMAS-2009. (pdf)


  8. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Towards a Cognitive Model of Crowd Behavior Based on Social Comparison Theory. In In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-07), 2007.
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    Workshops and other publications:

  10. Natalie Fridman, Gal A. Kaminka and Avishay Zilka. Towards Qualitative Reasoning for Policy Decision Support in Demonstrations. In Agent-based Modeling for PoLicy Engineering (AMPLE) workshop at AAMAS 2011.


  11. Gal A. Kaminka and Natalie Fridman. Using Qualitative Reasoning for Social Simulation of Crowds: A Preliminary Report. In Qualitative Reasoning (QR) workshop, 2011.


  12. Natalie Fridman, Gal A. Kaminka and Meytal Traub. First Steps Towards a Social Comparison Model of Crowds. In International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM-09), 2009. A slightly different version of this paper also appears in the Social Simulation workshop at IJCAI 2009. (pdf)


  13. Jason Tsai, Emma Bowring, Shira Epstein, Natalie Fridman, Prakhar Garg, Gal Kaminka, Andrew Ogden, Milind Tambe, and Matthew Taylor. Agent-based Evacuation Modeling: Simulating the Los Angeles International Airport. In Workshop on Emergency Management: Incident, Resource, and Supply Chain Management (EMWS-09), 2009. (pdf)


  14. Meirav Hadad, Natalie Fridman and Gilad Armon-Kest. AMIaGO: Autonomous Multiple Intelligent-agents with Goal Orientation. System demonstration in ECAI 2008. (pdf)


  15. Natalie Fridman. Modeling Crowd Behavior Based on Social Comparison Theory. Master's Thesis, Bar Ilan Univerity, 2007.


  16. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Modeling Imitational Behavior via Social Comparison Theory (Extended Abstract). In C. Pelachaud, J. Martin, E. Andre, G. Chollet, K. Karpouzis, and D. Pele, editors, Intelligent Virtual Agents 2007 , {LNAI}, pp. 377-378, Springer-Verlag, 2007. (pdf)


  17. Gal A. Kaminka and Natalie Fridman. Social Comparison in Crowds: A Short Report. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS-07), 2007. (pdf)


  18. Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka. Modeling Crowd Behavior Based on Social Comparison Theory: Extended Abstract. In El Yacoubi, S., B. Chopard, and S. Bandini, editors, ACRI 2006, {LNCS}, pp. 694-698, Springer-Verlag, 2006. (pdf)


  19. Gal A. Kaminka and Natalie Fridman. A Cognitive Model of Crowd Behavior Based on Social Comparison Theory. In Proceedings of the AAAI-2006 workshop on cognitive modeling, 2006. (pdf)



  20. Patents:

  21. United States Patent Application 20090265299, Computing Solutions to Problems Using Dynamic Association between Abstract Graphs. Inventors: Meirav Hadad, Dekel Tzidon, Natalie Fridman



Crowd Links

    Experimental Data on Crowd Behaviors


Teaching

    Introduction to computing


Contact Information:

Department of Computer Science
Bar-Ilan University
52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel

Cell Phone: (972) 052-6922610
Email: fridman@cs.biu.ac.il





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Last modified: 02/03/2011