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News and Events | Comments Off on Dr. Kennedy to Present at Krasnow Seminar

Dr. Kennedy to Present at Krasnow Seminar

You are invited to attend the next scheduled Krasnow Monday Seminar on March 20. Dr. Bill Kennedy, Center for Social Complexity and CSS, will present “The Challenge of Modeling Cognition for Computational Social Science.” Abstract Computational Social Science (CSS) uses models of cognition, mostly human cognition. Zero intelligence agents may be useful for some economic […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Next CSS Seminar March 24

Next CSS Seminar March 24

Due to the CDS department all-day training session on March 10 and spring break on March 17, there will be no CSS seminars on these dates. The seminar series will resume on Friday, March 24 with Antoine Mandel, Associate Professor, CES-Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. Professor Mandel’s talk entitled “Endogenous Growth in Production Networks” (abstract […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on CSS Seminar “The Origin of Agriculture in the Peiligang Culture”

CSS Seminar “The Origin of Agriculture in the Peiligang Culture”

The CSS seminar speaker for Friday, February 27 will be Yang Zhou, PhD Student, Computational Social Science, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University. Yang’s talk, entitled “The Origin of Agriculture in the Peiligang Culture: An Agent-based Modeling Approach” (abstract below), is scheduled to begin at 3:00 in the Center for Social Complexity […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Dr. Nigel Gilbert Appointed CBE

Dr. Nigel Gilbert Appointed CBE

Dr. Nigel Gilbert of the University of Surrey, a leading scientist in the field of Computational Social Science, as well as long-time friend of our Center and a member of our original External Board, has been appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. Congratulations, Nigel!

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News and Events | Comments Off on Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Doctorates in Computational Social Science were conferred upon ten of our CSS students at the recent Convocation ceremony for the College of Science. We are so proud of them and of their tremendous accomplishment. Following are the students along with the titles of their dissertations: Thomas J. Dover, Implementing a Complex Social Simulation of the […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Krasnow Seminar 4/11

Krasnow Seminar 4/11

Multi-Level Regulation in Mammalian Circadian Clock Casey Diekman (Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology) DATE: Monday, 11 April, 2016 TIME: 4:00-5:00pm LOCATION: Lecture Room (Room 229) Krasnow Institute Building George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Abstract: Circadian (~24-hour) rhythms offer one of the clearest examples of the interplay between different levels of nervous […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on CSS Seminar: Tom Dover, 3/18

CSS Seminar: Tom Dover, 3/18

Friday, March 18 3:00 p.m. Research Hall, Suite 373-381 Tom Dover, PhD Candidate, Computational Social Science Program, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, will speak on: Toward Implementing a Complex Social Simulation of the Offending Process: The promise of a synthetic offender For upcoming seminars from Computational Social Science, click here Recent […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Krasnow Seminar: Cheng Ly, 3/14

Krasnow Seminar: Cheng Ly, 3/14

Monday, March 14, 3pm Krasnow Institute Room 229 Fairfax Campus How Firing Rate Heterogeneity is Mediated by Intrinsic and Network Heterogeneity Cheng Ly Assistant Professor, Statistics & Operations Research Department Virginia Commonwealth University Abstract: Heterogeneity of neural attributes has recently gained a lot of attention and is increasing recognized as a crucial feature in neural […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Congratulations to Dr. Magallanes!

Congratulations to Dr. Magallanes!

We extend congratulations to Jose Manuel Magallanes, Professor of Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, and former Research Associate at the Center for Social Complexity, who successfully defended his Computational Social Science Ph.D. dissertation on climate change in the Andes, glacial thawing, and human security. Dr. Magallanes is now a […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Strong Mason Presence at CSSSA

Strong Mason Presence at CSSSA

The recent Computational Social Science Society of America conference in Santa Fe attracted participants and audiences from around the world. Among the presenters were Jeff Bassett, member of the Mason-Smithsonian Joint Project on Climate Change and Society, who presented the paper “Evolutionary Computation Applied to Agent-Based Simulation Modeling of Climate and Social Dynamics,” co-authored by […]

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