During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Computational Social Science (CSS) and the Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI) Programs have merged their seminar/colloquium series where students, faculty and guest speakers present their latest research. These seminars are free and are open to the public. This series takes place on Fridays from 3-4:30 in Center for Social Complexity Suite which is located on the third floor of Research Hall.
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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.