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News and Events | Comments Off on Dr. Shu-Hen Cheng, professor

Dr. Shu-Hen Cheng, professor

from National Cheng-chi Univerisity (NCCU) in Taipei, Taiwan, and editor of several noted academic journals, visited the Center for Social Complexity recently to discuss the future of collaboration between our respective groups. Possible topics include agent-based and complexity modeling on domains such as computational historical dynamics, disaster modeling and risk analysis, and applications in economics […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Dr. Claudio Cioffi attended

Dr. Claudio Cioffi attended

the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle October 8-11. This is one of several meetings leading up to his participation in global humanitarian science and technology forums to disseminate the new agent-based model NorthLands of the Mason-Smithsonian Joint Project.

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News and Events | Comments Off on New MASON NorthLands unveiled

New MASON NorthLands unveiled

Dr. Claudio Cioffi announced the new MASON NorthLands, an agent-based model of climate change and emergent societal impacts, at the annual conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA), in Groningen, Netherlands, September 14-18. This is the main “federated” model of the Mason=Smithsonian Joint Project on Climate and Society, funded by the Cyber-enabled Discoveries and […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on GRA Peter Froncek, member of

GRA Peter Froncek, member of

the joint team on the NorthLands model, will present his research on cultural evolution, building on R. Reynolds’s work with cultural algorithms, at the upcoming workshop on Computational Social Science in Cologne, Germany, this month. Peter also passed his qualifying doctoral exams with flying colors and is now preparing his doctoral dissertation proposal leading to […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Sean Luke has released a new

Sean Luke has released a new

version of MASON (Multi-Agent Simulator of Networks and Neighborhoods), available from the MASON website. Recent Postings

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News and Events | Comments Off on Many thanks to Andrew Crooks

Many thanks to Andrew Crooks

for serving as Acting Director of CSC while Claudio Cioffi served in the Provost’s office as Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Andrew “kept the fires burning” — a big Thank-You to Andrew from all CSC members! Recent Postings

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News and Events | Comments Off on Paper-of-record

Paper-of-record

published by Claudio Cioffi, Dan Rogers, and Bill Honeychurch, on the MASON Hierarchies model, created for advancing understanding of the rise and fall of polities in Inner Asia, including the Mongol Empire. Read: MASON HIERARCHIES: A LONG-RANGE AGENT MODEL OF POWER, CONFLICT, AND ENVIRONMENT IN INNER ASIA. Recent Postings

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News and Events | Comments Off on Qing Tian, CSS Faculty, has

Qing Tian, CSS Faculty, has

co-authored two papers published recently in professional journals: Tian, Q., Brown, D.G., Bao, S, Qi, S. (2015). Assessing and mapping human well-being for sustainable development amid flood hazards: Poyang Lake Region of China. Applied Geography, 63, 66-76. Tian, Q., Brown, D.G., Zheng, L., Qi, S., Liu, Y., Jiang, L. (2015). The role of cross-scale social […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Cioffi and Crooks Lecture in Lipari

Cioffi and Crooks Lecture in Lipari

Claudio Cioffi and Andrew Crooks, Center for Social Complexity, were featured lecturers at the Lipari International Summer School in Computational Social Science held July 25-31 on Lipari Island, Italy. The theme of this year’s session was Algorithms, Data, and Models for Social and Urban System. For more information, visit the school’s web site

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News and Events | Comments Off on Bill Honeychurch, former CSC

Bill Honeychurch, former CSC

postdoc and adjunct CSS faculty member, now at Yale University, has a new book out. Inner Asia and the Spatial Politics of Empire, published by Springer, is available for purchase at Amazon.

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