COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM /COLLOQUIUM IN COMPUTATIONAL AND DATA SCIENCES – Characterizing the Reaction of the Population of NYC to a Nuclear WMD – William Kennedy
Computational Social Science Research Colloquium /Colloquium in Computational and Data Sciences
William Kennedy, PhD, Captain, USN (Ret.)
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Social Complexity
Computational and Data Sciences
College of Science
Characterizing the Reaction of the Population of NYC to a Nuclear WMD
Friday, September 14, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity, 3rd Floor Research Hall
All are welcome to attend.
Abstract: This talk will again review the status of our multi-year project to characterize the reaction of the population of a US megacity to a nuclear WMD event 2 years into the project. Our approach has been to develop an agent-based model of the New York City area, with agents representing each of the 23 million people, and establish a baseline of normal behaviors before exploring the population’s reactions to small (5-10Kt) nuclear weapon explosions. We have the modeled the environment, agents, and their interactions, but there have been some challenges in the last year. I’ll review our status, successes, and challenges as well as near term plans.