Scott Fortmann-Roe

Graduate Student

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Research Description

My research is focused on developing tools and techniques to better understand complex systems and models and to obtain more accurate conclusions about them. I develop software both for custom models and to empower others to create models. One software of mine is, a program with over 7,000 registered users, which allows users to develop and run System Dynamics models in their web browser.

Selected Publications

  • Fortmann-Roe S, Starfield R, & Getz WM. (2012). Contingent Kernel Density Estimation. PLoS ONE, 7(2).
  • Nathan R, Spiegel O, Fortmann-Roe S, Harel R, Wikelski M, & Getz WM (2012). Using tri-axial acceleration data to identify behavioral modes of free-ranging animals: general concepts and tools illustrated for griffon vultures. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215(6).
  • Fortmann-Roe S. (2011). Effects of hue, saturation, and brightness on color preference in social networks: Gender-based color preference on the social networking site Twitter. Color Research and Application.
  • Getz WM, Fortmann-Roe S, Cross P, Lyons A, Ryan S, & Wilmers, C. (2007). LoCoH: nonparameteric kernel methods for constructing home ranges and utilization distributions. PLoS ONE, 2(2), 207.

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    2012 - 2015
  • Berkeley Fellowship
    2010 - 2012
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
    2010 (Declined due to overlap)
  • Best Paper ISAT Conference
  • Fulbright Fellowship
    2008 - 2009

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Mailing Address

Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
UC Berkeley
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720