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Shade Shutters

Shade Shutters

Research Scientist, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, College of Global Futures

shade.shutters@asu.edu

School of Complex Adaptive Systems
Arizona State University
PO Box 872701
Tempe, AZ 85287-2701

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Research Scientist, School of Complex Adaptive Systems, College of Global Futures
  • Director, Laboratory for Regional Dynamics and Development
  • Co-Director, Complexity Economics Lab
  • Core Faculty, Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Technology, Data, and Society
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center for Smart Cities and Regions
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center on the Future of War

Biography

Following a lengthy career in corporate finance and consulting, Dr. Shutters completed a PhD in Biology in 2009 at Arizona State University and went on to complete a postdoc in Applied Economics at the University of Vigo, Spain, and a postdoc on complex systems (urban systems focus) at Arizona State University. His research is focused on identifying and measuring interconnectivity in urban systems, particularly of more cryptic phenomena such as information networks and economic interdependencies. Focusing on countries with adequate data on their metropolitan areas, he uses big data analytics and complex systems science to map and analyze how interconnectivity not only enhances efficiency, but also increases fragility and leads to cascading effects. He works closely with community stakeholders to translate his research into decision tools for economic and workforce development. His secondary focus is on trade networks of primarily agricultural commodities and how the structure of those networks relates to social stability and vulnerabilities. His long term goal is to contribute to the founding of a new science of cities and to create novel decision tools that facilitate a city’s transition to a more sustainable, resilient, and knowledge-driven economy.

Education

  • PhD, Biology, Arizona State University, 2009
  • BS (with honors), Finance, Indiana University, 1990

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2021

Painter, D. T., S. T. Shutters and E. A. Wentz. 2021. Innovations and economic output scale with social nteractions in the workforce. Urban Science 5(1):21. DOI: 10.3390/urbansci5010021. (link )

Shutters, S. T., S. S. Kandala, F. Wu and A. P. Kinzig. 2021. Resilience of urban economic structures following the great recession. Sustainability 13(4):2374. DOI: 10.3390/su13042374. (link )

2020

Shutters, S. T. and K. Waters. 2020. Inferring networks of interdepedent labor skills to illuminate urban economic structure. Entropy 22(10):1078. DOI: 10.3390/e22101078. (link )

2019

Wang, H., Y. Lu, S. T. Shutters, M. Steptoe, F. Wang, S. Landis and R. Maciejewski. 2019. A visual analytics framework for spatiotemporal trade network analysis. IEEE Transactions on Visulatization and Computer Graphics 25(1):331-341. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864844. (link )

2018

Shutters, S. T., J. Lobo, R. Muneepeerakul, D. Strumsky, C. Mellander, M. Brachert, T. Farinha and L. M. Bettencourt. 2018. Urban occupational structures as information networks: The effect on network density of increasing number of occupations. PLOS One 13(5):e9186815. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196915. (link )

2017

Candan, K., S. T. Shutters and C. Fortunato. 2017. A flexiible data-centric approach for modeling and analyzing hyper connected megacities. Small Wars Jorunal 13(7):14. (link )

2016

Shutters, S. T. 2016. Interdependent preferences and prospects for global sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice 12(3):25-29. (link )

Shutters, S. T., W. Herche and E. King. 2016. Anticipatory megacity responses to shocks: Using urban integration and connectedness to assess resilience. Small Wars Journal 12(2):. (link )

Shutters, S. T., R. Muneepeerakul and J. Lobo. 2016. Constrained pathways to a creative urban economy. Urban Studies 53(16):3439-3454. DOI: 10.1177/0042098015616892. (link )

Shutters, S. T., R. Muneepeerakul and J. Lobo. 2016. How hard is it for urban economies to become "green"?. Environment and Planning B Planning and Design 43(1):198-209. DOI: 10.1177/0265813515600108. (link )

2015

Cutts, B. B., T. A. Munoz-Erickson and S. T. Shutters. 2015. Public representation in water management -- a network analysis of organization and public perception in Phoenix, Arizona. Society and Natural Resources 28(12):1340-1357. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1020581. (link )

McHale, M. R., S. T. Pickett, O. Barbosa, D. N. Bunn, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, M. Gartin, G. R. Hess, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. N. Peterson, A. K. Poole, L. Rivers III, S. T. Shutters and W. Zhou. 2015. The new global urban realm: Complex, connected, diffuse, and diverse social-ecological systems. Sustainability 7(5):5211-5240. DOI: 10.3390/su7055211. (link )

Shutters, S. T. and D. Hales. 2015. Altruism displays a harmonic signature in structured societies. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18(3):Art. 2. (link )

Shutters, S. T., R. Muneepeerakul and J. Lobo. 2015. Quantifying urban economic resilience through labour force interdependence. Palgrave Communications 1:Article 15010. DOI: 10.1057/palcomms.2015.10. (link )

2014

Qubbaj, M. R., S. T. Shutters and R. Muneepeerakul. 2014. Living in a network of scaling cities and finite resources. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 77(2):390-407. DOI: 10.1007/s11538-014-9949-3. (link )

2013

Muneepeerakul, R., J. Lobo, S. T. Shutters, A. Goméz-Liévano and M. R. Qubbaj. 2013. Urban economies and occupation space: Can they get "there" from "here"?. PLOS One 8(9):e73676. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073676. (link )

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Collective action and the detrimental side of punishment. Evolutionary Psychology 11(2):327-346. (link )

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Towards a rigorous framework for studying 2-play continuous games. Journal of Theoretical Biology 321:40-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.12.026,. (link )

Shutters, S. T. and D. Hales. 2013. Tag-mediated altruism is dependent on how cheaters are defined. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 16(1):4. (link )

2012

Shutters, S. T. 2012. Punishment leads to cooperative behavior in structures societies. Evolutionary Computation 20(2):301-319. DOI: 10.1162/EVCO_a_00062. (link )

Shutters, S. T. and R. Muneepeerakul. 2012. Agricultural trade networks and patterns of economic development. PLoS One 7(7):e39756. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039756. (link )

2009

Shutters, S. T. 2009. Strong reciprocity, social structure, and the evolution of fair allocations in a simulated ultimatum game. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 15(2):64-77. DOI: 10.1007/s10588-008-9053-z. (link )

2008

Shutters, S. T. 2008. Strong reciprocity, social structure, and the evolution of fair allocations in a simulated ultimatum game. Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 15:64-77. DOI: DOI:10.1007/s10588-008-9053-z.

2007

Shutters, S. T. 2007. Urban science: Putting the "smart" in smart cities. Urban SSc Science 2(4):04. DOI: 10.3390/urbansci2040094. (link )

2006

Shutters, S. T. and R. C. Balling. 2006. Weekly cycling of environmental variables in Phoenix, Arizona. Atmospheric Environment 40(2):304-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2005.09.037.

Book Chapters

2018

Shutters, S. T. and L. Mazur. 2018. Intedependence and its discontents. Pp. 12-16 In: Mazur, L. ed., Resilience Matters: Transformative Thinking in a Year of Crisis. Island Press. Washington, DC.

2013

Hales, D. and S. T. Shutters. 2013. Cooperation through the endogenous evolution of social structure. Pp. 111-126 In: Glass, K., R. Colbaugh, P. Ormerod and J. Tsao eds., Complex Sciences. Vol 126. Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_10. ISBN: 978-3-319-03472-0. (link )

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Cultural polarization and the role of extremist agents: A simple simulation model. Pp. 93-101 In: Greenberg, A. M., W. G. Kennedy and N. D. Bos eds., Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol 7812. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37210-0_11. (link )

2009

Shutters, S. T. 2009. Punishment, rational expectations and relative payoffs. Pp. 201-208 In: Liu, H., J. J. Salerno and M. I. Young eds., Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling. Springer. New York, New York.

2008

Shutters, S. T. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. A simulation model of cultural consensus and persistent conflict. Pp. 71-78 In: Subrahamanian, V. S. and A. Kruglanski eds., Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Cultural Dynamics. AAAI Press. Menlo Park, California.

Posters

2008

Glorioso, A. and S. T. Shutters. 2008. International agreements and their effects on globalization. Poster presented February 16 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Boston, Massachusetts.

Shutters, S. T. 2008. Social structure allows 3rd party punishment to flourish. Poster presented February 1, 2008 9th Annual Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences Research Symposium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2008. Social structure: The key to cooperative behavior?. Poster presented February 1, 2008 at the 9th Annual at the Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

2007

Glorioso, A. and S. T. Shutters. 2007. Self-enforcing attributes and success of international environmental treaties. Poster presented at May 2, 2007 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2007. Social structure: The key to cooperative behavior?. Poster presented at the October 12, 2007 Conference for Sustainability IGERTS. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

2005

Shutters, S. T. 2005. Weekly periodicity of environmental variabilities in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at February 11, 2005 6th Annual Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Sciences Research Symposium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2004

Shutters, S. T., E. K. Larson, T. Windman, T. Bohenic, R. Davies, J. R. Havig, D. A. Gonzales, K. McFadden and M. Thomas. 2004. A carbon budget for an urban man-made lake. Poster presented at the February 24, 2004 5th Annual Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T., E. K. Larson, T. Windman, T. Bohinc, R. Davies, D. A. Gonzales, J. R. Havig, K. McFadden, K. Moldenhauer and M. Thomas. 2004. A carbon budget for an urban man-made lake. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2021

Slaper, T., R. Zipper and S. T. Shutters. 2021. Augmenting regional clusters with intellectual property and labor force skills specializations. Presentation at the European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, August 25, 2021, Bolzano, Italiy.

Waters, K. and S. T. Shutters. 2021. Impacts of skills centrality on regional economic productivity: A complex systems approach. Presentation at the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, 51st Annual Meeting, June 11, 2021, Online.

Waters, K. and S. T. Shutters. 2021. Regional economic tightness from rural to populous regions. Presentation at the Southern Regional Science Association, 60th Annual Meeting, April 6, 2021, Online.

2017

Shutters, S. T. 2017. Big data tools for workforce development: Obstacles and future directions. Presentation at the University of California-San Diego, March 21, 2017, La Jolla, CA.

Shutters, S. T. 2017. MetroInsight: Workforce analytics for economic development. Presentation at the National Science Foundation, March 16, 2017, Washington, D.C.

2016

Shutters, S. T. 2016. A network approach to understanding and guiding urban economies. Presentation at the Network Science Institute, February 24, 2016, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Shutters, S. T. 2016. Analyzing and guiding megacities: Data challenges and possibilities. Presentation at the Convening on Urban Data Science, April 28, 2016, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Shutters, S. T. 2016. Smart targets: Labor structure constraints on regional specialisation. Presentation at the 2016 International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society, September 1, 2016, London, England.

Shutters, S. T. 2016. State of the art: Modeling socio-cultural factors of desnse urban areas. Presentation at the Workshop on Human Socio-Cultural Modeling for Dense Urban Areas, August 2, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2016. Trade networks and climate change: Local effects – Global impact. Presentation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 19, 2016, Oak Ridge, TN.

2015

Shutters, S. T. 2015. Analytics of complex adaptive systems (and the networks that strucure them). Presentation at the Analytics@ASU Cyber Monday Talks, W.P. Carey School of Business, November 30, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2015. Assessing urban economic resilience: lessons from the USA and possibilities for developing regions. Presentation at the US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, September 10, 2015, Springfield, VA.

Shutters, S. T. 2015. Constrainted pathways to a creative urban economy. Presentation at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, October 9, 2015, Lucca, Italy.

Shutters, S. T. 2015. Novel methods for understanding and facilitating urban transformations. Presentation at the The Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, July 20, 2015, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Shutters, S. T. 2015. Understanding and facilitating transitions to sustainable cities. Presentation at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, December 14, 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

Shutters, S. T. and J. H. Fewell. 2015. Managing the hive: What social insect colonies tell us about organizational function. Presentation at the Launch Ceremony of the Biomimicry Center, March 3, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2014

Shutters, S. T. 2014. Labor sector interdependences and urban resilience. Presentation at the Center for Urban Resilience, November 12, 2014, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

Shutters, S. T. and D. T. Kenrick. 2014. Evolutionary psychology meets behavioral economics. Presentation at the Consortium for Biosocial Complexity, February 27, 2014, Tempe, AZ.

2013

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Complexity tools for targeted job growth. Presentation at the The Greater Phoenix Economic Council, June 17, 2013, Phoenix, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Cultural polarization and the role of extremist agents: A simple simulation model. Presentation at the 2013 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction, 3 April 2013, Washington, D.C.

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Emergence: Religion as a superorganism. Presentation at the Conference on Emergent Approaches to Human Sociality and Religion, October 6, 2013, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Urban Reinvention: Complexity tools for targeted job growth. Presentation at the School of Public Affairs, November 1, 2013, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Hales, D. and S. T. Shutters. 2012. Cooperation through the endogenous evolution of social structure. Presentation at the 6 December 2012 2nd International Conference on Complex Systems, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Shutters, S. T. 2012. Modelling rational agents: Implications for successful environmental governance. Invited presentation, 21 February 2012 at University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

2011

Shutters, S. T. 2011. Tackling sustainability in the face of competitive forces. Invited presentation 31 March 2011 at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.

Shutters, S. T. and M. Halas. 2011. From cells to states: A unifying framework of social relativity. Presentation at the 27 August 2011 European Consortium for Political Research's 2011 General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2010

Murphy, J. T. and S. T. Shutters. 2010. Organizational attributes and the emergence of cooperative behavior in networked populations. Presentation at the 6 November 2010 Computational Social Science Society of America 2010 Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

2009

Shutters, S. T. 2009. Punishment, rational expectations, and relative payoffs. Presentation at the 31 March 2009 2nd International Workshop on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, Phoenix, Arizona.

2008

Shutters, S. T. 2008. A simulation model of cultural consensus and persistent conflict. Presentation September 16, 2008 at 2nd International Conference on Computational Cultural Dynamics. University of Maryland. College Park, MD.

Shutters, S. T. 2008. Social networks and the evolution of cooperation. Presentation October 17, 2008 at 2008 Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research in Science & Engineering. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2008. Social structure and the evolution of cooperation. Presentation April 17, 2008 Social Science Agent-based Modelling Group. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2007

Shutters, S. T. 2007. Social structure: A key to strong reciprocity?. Presentation October 2, 2007 Student Organization for Computational Social Science. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2006

Shutters, S. T. 2006. Effects of the costs of strong reciprocity on fair allocations in a simulated ultimatum game. Presentation May 12, 2006 Student Organization for Computational Social Science. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2006. Simulating the effects of strong reciprocity on fair allocations. Presentation May 28, 2006 International Workshop on Cooperation in Selfish Systems, University of Bologna, Bertinoro, Italy. (link )

2005

Shutters, S. T. 2005. An agent-based model of altruistic punishment. Presentation April 26, 2005 IGERT in Urban Ecology Reading Group. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Shutters, S. T. 2005. The role of altruistic punishment in the evolution of cooperation. Presentation May 21, 2005 at the Institute on Agent-based Modeling and Natural Resource Governance. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (link )

Shutters, S. T. 2005. The role of automobiles in weekly NOx gas cycles in Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation February 4, 2005 Current Topics in Life Sciences Seminar. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2004

Shutters, S. T. 2004. Indirect reciprocity in the evolution of cooperation. Presentation September 28, 2004 Math & Cognition Colloquium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Conference Papers

2013

Shutters, S. T. 2013. Religion as a superorganism. Conference on Emergent Approaches to Human Sociality and Religion. Tempe, AZ.

2011

Shutters, S. T. and M. Halas. 2011. From cells to states: A unifying framework of social relativity. European Consortium for Political Research 2011 General Conference. Reykjavik, Iceland. (link )

2009

Shutters, S. T. 2009. Punishment, rational expectations, and relative payoffs in a networked prisoners dilemma. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computing Behavioral Modeling and Prediction.

1998

Shutters, S. T. and A. Gitch. 1998. Maximizing order entry efficiency using standard value rule sets. Oracle Applications User Group Fall 1998 USA Conference Proceedings.. Oracle Applications User Group Fall 1998 USA . San Diego, CA.

1997

Shutters, S. T. and D. Richards. 1997. Facing the challenges of changing fiscal year. Applications Users Group Fall 1997 USA Conference Proceedings. Applications Users Group Fall 1997 USA. Orlando, FL.

Reports

2020

Lobo, J., M. Alberti, M. Allen-Dumas, E. Arcaute, M. Barthelemy, L. A. Bojorquez-Tapia, S. Brail, L. M. Bettencourt, A. Beukes, W. Chen, R. Florida, M. Gonzalez, N. Grimm, M. Hamilton, C. Kempes, C. E. Kontokosta, C. Mellander, Z. Neal, S. Ortman, D. Pfeiffer, M. Price, A. Revi, C. Rozenblat, D. Rybski, M. Siemiatycki, S. T. Shutters, M. E. Smith, E. Stokes, D. Strumsky, G. B. West, D. White, J. Wu, V. C. Yang, A. York and H. Youn. 2020. Urban science: Integrated theory from the first cities to sustainable metropolises. Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation. Report submitted to the NSF on the Present State and Future of Urban Science Research Paper Series. (link )

2019

Lobo, J., M. Alberti, M. Allen-Dumas, L. Bettencourt, A. Beukes, Z. P. Neal, D. Pfeiffer, S. T. Shutters, M. E. Smith, E. Stokes, D. Strumsky and J. Wu. 2019. Graduate Education for a New Sustainable Urban Systems Science: Designing a New PhD Curriculum Integrating Sustainability Science and Urban Science. Morrinson Institute for Urban Innovation. Research Paper 14. (link )

2016

Shutters, S. T., D. D. White, R. U. Halden and A. K. Venkatesan. 2016. Report on Sociocultural Modeling for Dense Urban Areas. Arizona State University. Techincal Report

Working Papers

2021

Waters, K. and S. T. Shutters. 2021. Skills=appropriate occupations: Using networks to guide jobs retraining. SSRN DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3759962. (link )

2016

Florida, R., S. T. Shutters and G. Spencer. 2016. Pathways to Ontario’s knowledge economy: A system for identifying existing regional strengths and future prospects. (Ref. 2016-MPIWP-001):. (link )

2012

Shutters, S. T. 2012. Conflict, collapse, networks, and governance: 20,000,000 humans in a virtual petri dish. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3922.0803. (link )

2010

Shutters, S. T. 2010. From terrorism to environmental management: A novel assessment of netowk robustness using triad analysis. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4647.0088. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2009

Shutters, S. T. 2009. Strong reciprocity, social structure, and the evolution of cooperative behavior. Dissertatiuon. Arizoan State University. (link )

Web Pages

2016

Shutters, S. T. Urban Resilience Research Network Viewpoints. United we fall, divided we stand: Resilience and the role of interdependence. (link )

2015

Shutters, S. T. The LSE US Centre’s daily blog on American Politics and Policy. Cities which plan to transform into a creative engine of innovation may face a long and difficult journey. (link )

Blog Posts

2017

Shutters, S. T. 2017. Human society is totally interdependent—that’s a huge advantage, but also a huge survival risk [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link

2016

Shutters, S. T. 2016. United we fall, divided we stand: Resilience and the role of interdependence [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link

National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, 2005-2009

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Life Sciences, 2003-2009