COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE SEMINAR – ABM for Simulating Spatial Systems: How are we doing? – Crooks

When:
September 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017-09-22T15:00:00-04:00
2017-09-22T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Center for Social Complexity Suite 3rd Floor
Research Hall
Fairfax Campus
Contact:
Karen Underwood
7039939298

COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE FRIDAY SEMINAR
Andrew Crooks, Associate Professor
Computational Social Science
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
George Mason University
ABM for Simulating Spatial Systems: How are we doing?
Friday, September 22,  3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor, Research Hall
 
While great advances in modeling have been made, one of the greatest challenges we face is that of understanding human behavior and how people perceive and behave in physical spaces. Can new sources of data (i.e. “big data”) be used to explore the connections between people and places? 
In this presentation,  I will review the current state of art of modeling geographical systems.  I will  highlight the challenges and opportunities through a series of examples that new data can be used to better understand and simulate how individuals behave within geographical systems.