PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Policy Analysis, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands.
PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:
Probabilistic models for policy analysis, rational models for policy analysis, decision support systems, network analysis, and infrastructure.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
PhD in Technology and Innovation Policy, University of Sussex
MSc in Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
BEng in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Scott Cunningham joined the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in 2004. Prior to this, he worked in the computer and software industry, creating analytical models for commercial clients. His work on national innovation indicators helps inform policy for the governments of the U.S., the U.K. and Malaysia. Scott Cunningham is interested in operations research and decision sciences approaches for policy making. In particular, he is interested in probabilistic models of social exchange. Other interests include building multi-actor systems theory through the economic sociology and innovation policy literatures. A recent publication is Tech Mining (with Alan Porter), a book on assessing new technology developments.
KEY SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
- Cunningham, S. W. and J. H. Kwakkel (2016). Tech mining for Engineering Managers. New York: Momentum Press.
- Cunningham, S. W. and C. Werker (2012). Proximity and collaboration in European nanotechnology. Papers in Regional Science, 91(4): 723-724.
- Roper, A. T., Cunningham, S. W., Porter, A. L., Mason, T. W., Rossini, F. A. and J. Banks (2010). Forecasting and Management of Technology, Second Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Porter, A. L. and S. W. Cunningham (2004). Tech Mining. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Technology Futures Analysis Methods Working Group (2004). Technology futures analysis: Toward integration of the field and new methods, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 71 (3): 287-303.
- Testing and selecting mixed data type DEA scenarios with PCA post-processing (Conference contribution). Theunissen, N. P. & Cunningham, S. W. 2 Feb 2018 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2018-January, p. 44-51 8 p.
- Emerging networking methods: Analyzing funding patterns and their evolution in two medical research topics (Book Chapter).
de-Miguel-Molina, B., Cunningham, S. W. & Palop, F. 22 Jan 2018 Innovation Discovery: Network Analysis Of Research And Invention Activity For Technology Management. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, p. 357-403 47 p.
- Actor and Strategy Models: Practical Applications and Step-wise Approaches (Book). Hermans, L., Cunningham, S., de Reuver, M. & Timmermans, J. Jan 2018 Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 400 p.
- Exploring the nanotechnology landscape for competitive advantage using SAO-mining (Conference contribution). Boekel, R. C., Cunningham, S. W. & Wang, X. 29 Nov 2017 PICMET 2017 - Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology: Technology Management for the Interconnected World, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2017-January, p. 1-11 11 p.
- Hurricane Harvey Report: A fact-finding effort in the direct aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Greater Houston Region (Report). Sebastian, T., Lendering, K., Kothuis, B., Brand, N., Jonkman, B., van Gelder, P., Godfroij, M., Kolen, B., Comes, T., Lhermitte, S., Meesters, K., van de Walle, B., Ebrahimi Fard, A., Cunningham, S., Khakzad, N. & Nespeca, V. 19 Oct 2017 Delft: Delft University Publishers. 102 p.
- A technology delivery system for characterizing the supply side of technology emergence: Illustrated for Big Data & Analytics (Article). Huang, Y., Porter, A. L., Cunningham, S. W., Robinson, D. K. R., Liu, J. & Zhu, D. 20 Sep 2017 In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 12 p.
- Analyzing Funding Patterns and Their Evolution in Two Medical Research Topics (Article). De-Miguel-Molina, B., Cunningham, S. W. & Palop, F. 1 Apr 2017 In : International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. 14, 2, 1740010
- Big data and business: Tech mining to capture business interests and activities around big data (Conference contribution). Huang, Y., Youtie, J., Porter, A. L., Robinson, D. K. R., Cunningham, S. W. & Zhu, D. 26 Oct 2016 Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conferences on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2016, Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2016 and Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 145-150 6 p. 7723686
- Improving scenario discovery by bagging random boxes (Article). Kwakkel, J. H. & Cunningham, S. C. 1 Oct 2016 In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 111, p. 124-134 11 p.
- Big data in the public sector: Uncertainties and readiness (Article). Klievink, B., Romijn, B. J., Cunningham, S. & de Bruijn, H. 15 Aug 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Information Systems Frontiers: a journal of research and innovation. p. 1-17 17 p.
- Business intelligence from user generated content: Online opinion formation in purchasing decisions in high-tech markets (Conference contribution). Setiya, K., Ubacht, J., Cunningham, S. & Oruç, S. 2016 Proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2016: Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Springer Verlag, Vol. 9844, p. 505-521 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 9844)
- Exploring strategies in integrated container terminal planning tasks: A data-intensive simulation game analysis (Conference contribution). Kurapati, S., Lukosch, H. K., Cunningham, S., Kwakkel, J. & Verbraeck, A. 2016 Proceedings of ILS 2016 - 6th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain. International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, 10 p.
- Analogies and the internet (Article). Cunningham, S. 2015 In : IEEE Engineering Management Review. 43, 2, p. 10-11 2 p.
- Contested issues game structuring approach (CIGAS) - Game theory, real actors and values in the Houston Galveston bay region (Chapter). Cunningham, S., Kothuis, B. L. M. & Slinger, J. H. 2015 Delft delta design Houston Galveston Bay region, Texas USA. Kothuis, B. L. M., Brand, A. D., Sebastian, A. G., Nillesen, A. L. & Jonkman, S. N. (eds.). Delft: Delft University Publishers, p. 58-61 140 p.
- Deeper into innovation forecasting (Conference contribution). Cunningham, S. 2015 Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), 2015. Kocaoglu, D. (ed.). Piscataway: IEEE Society, p. 2151-2166 16 p.
CONFERENCES AND COMPETITIONS PARTICIPATION/AWARDS:
- Best Paper Award at the15th IFIP I3E conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (2016)
- EURO Journal on Decision Processes (online Journal – Editor, 2014)
- Linking systems and actors to understand policy games in the management of delta infrastructures (2012, Speaker)
- The shifting sands of coastal flood management in South Africa (2012, Speaker)
- International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (online Journal - Editor, 2011)
The topic of his report: "Places as a Nexus, a discussion about how places attract inventors".
Why are specific places so often the nexus for new inventions? For instance San Jose, California well outpaces other U.S. cities in absolute and even relative numbers of patents. This presentation uses ideas from the geography of technology to better understand technology emergence. Features of the physical, social and institutional environment provide strong clues. Nonetheless strongly innovative regions rarely persist over time. And other technologies, including general purpose technologies, lack any strongly regional focus at all. These elements of geography and emergence present both a challenge and opportunity for measuring emergent technologies using science and technology indicators.