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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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News and Events | Comments Off on CSC Presents at Minerva Meeting

CSC Presents at Minerva Meeting

Claudio Cioffi, Joey Harrison, and Meysam Alizadeh, members of the CSC component of the Minerva Project on Radicalization, along with the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and the University of Warsaw, presented their work at the 2015 Minerva Meeting and Program in September. At the meeting sponsored by ONR, MASON models drew attention […]

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News and Events | Comments Off on Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Andrew Crooks was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Computational Social Science and Claudio Cioffi was promoted to the special rank of University Professor by action of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University. Posted 10/28/15 Recent Postings

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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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