Professor of Sociology, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55128 Mainz, Germany
Petra Ahrweiler is Full Professor of Sociology of Technology and Innovation, Social Simulation at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Her appointment at JGU started in 2013 with getting leave for obtaining the position of Director and CEO at the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, until 2017. Before 2013, she had been Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Director of its Innovation Research Unit IRU. Furthermore, she was Research Fellow of the Engineering Systems Division at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge/USA. She started her professional career with studying Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg, Germany. At Free University Berlin, Germany, she received her PhD for a study on Artificial Intelligence, and got her habilitation at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, for a study on simulation in Science and Technology Studies. Her main interests in research and teaching are the mutual relationship of new technologies and society, inter-organisational innovation networks, and agent-based models as methodological innovation in the Social Sciences. Petra Ahrweiler won various research prizes, has long experience in coordinating and completing international, mostly European research projects, publishes inter-disciplinarily in international journals, and has been awarded with fellowships of various scientific societies such as the German Academy of Technical Sciences acatech or AcademiaNet, the network of excellent female scientists in Germany.
2000 Habilitation (PD), Venia Legendi “General Sociology“ Bielefeld University, habilitation fellow of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG
1994 Doctorate (Dr. phil.) Freie Universität, Berlin,Germany, post-grad fellow of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
1990 Diploma (Dipl.-Soz.) University of Hamburg, Germany, fellow of Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N., Schrempf, B., Grimpe, B. and Jirotka, M. (2019) “The role of civil society organisations in European responsible research and innovation,” Journal of Responsible Innovation, 6(1), pp. 25–49. doi: 10.1080/23299460.2018.1534508.
Gilbert, N., Ahrweiler, P., Barbrook-Johnson, P., Narasimhan, K. P. and Wilkinson, H. (2018) “Computational Modelling of Public Policy: Reflections on Practice,” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 21(1), p. 14. doi: 10.18564/jasss.3669.
Ahrweiler, P. (2017): Agent-based Simulation for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Scientometrics Vol. 110 (1): 391-415. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-2105-0.
Ahrweiler, P. (2017): Simulationsexperimente realexperimenteller Politik – der Gewinn der Zukunftsdimension im Computerlabor. In: Boeschen, S., Gross, M. and W. Krohn (eds.): Experimentelle Gesellschaft. Baden-Baden, 199-237. (Simulation Experiments of Real-World Experimental Policy – Gaining the Dimension of the Future in the computational Laboratory).
Ahrweiler, P., Pyka, A. and Gilbert, N. (2016) “Policy Modelling of Large-Scale Social Systems: Lessons from the SKIN Model of Innovation,” in Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Innovation policy. Cambridge Scholars, pp. 156-0180.
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N. and A. Pyka (eds.) (2016): Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Innovation Policy. Agent-based Modelling using the SKIN Platform. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.
Ahrweiler, P., Schilperoord, M., Pyka, A. and Gilbert, N. (2015) “Modelling Research Policy: Ex-Ante Evaluation of Complex Policy Instruments,” Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 18(4), p. 5. doi: 10.18564/jasss.2927.
Leydesdorff, L. and P. Ahrweiler (2014): In Search of a Network Theory of Innovations – Relations, Positions, and Perspectives. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) 65(11), 2359–2374.
Ahrweiler, P. and M. Keane (2013): Innovation Networks. Mind & Society 12: 73–90, DOI 10.1007/s11299-013-0123-7.
Ahrweiler, P. (2011): Modelling Theory Communities in Science. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS), 14 (4), 8.
Ahrweiler, P., Pyka, A. and N. Gilbert (2011): A New Model for University-Industry Links in Knowledge-Based Economies. Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), 28: 218–235.
Ahrweiler, P., Gilbert, N. and A. Pyka (2011): Agency and Structure. A social Simulation of knowledge-intensive Industries. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory (CMOT) 17 (1): 59–76.