Agent-Based Models

CMPLXSYS 200

Many systems may be modeled as being composed of agents interacting with one another and their environment. As a method, agent-based modeling (ABM) explains phenomena in the biological and social sciences, ranging from evolution to epidemic spread to flocking to cooperation to racial segregation in neighborhoods. Very simple rules governing agent behavior lead to complex and emergent phenomena. This mini-course enables students to use NetLogo to examine and modify well studied agent-based models of complex systems, as well as formulate models of their own.

Credits: 
1
School(s)/College(s): 
Literature, Science, & Arts » Complex Systems
Literature, Science, & Arts
Semesters: 
Winter 2012
Winter 2013