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East Africa MURI Publications

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Ember, Carol R., Ian Skoggard, Teferi A. Adem, and A. J. Faas. “Rain and Raids Revisited: Disaggregating Ethnic Group Livestock Raiding in the Ethiopian-Kenyan Border Region. Submitted to Civil Wars.

Adem, Teferi A., Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard, Eric C. Jones, A.J. Faas (in press), DANGEROUS GEOGRAPHY: SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF LIVESTOCK RAIDING IN NORTHWESTERN KENYA (accepted for publication in Ethnology),

Skoggard, Ian and William G. Kennedy. 2013. “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Agent-Based Modeling of Conflict in Eastern Africa. Practicing Anthropology 35(1):14-18

Skoggard, Ian. 2013. Introduction: Keeping It Real in the Application of the New Technology. Practicing Anthropology 35(1):2-3

Cioffi-Revilla, C., De Jong, K., and Bassett, J. K. (2012) Evolutionary Computation and Agent-based Modeling: Biologically-inspired Approaches for Understanding Complex Social Systems. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory. 18(3) pp 356-373.

Ember, Carol R., Teferi Abate Adem, and Ian Skoggard. 2013. Risk, Uncertainty and Violence in Eastern Africa: A Cross-Regional Comparison. Human Nature 24:33-58. DOI 10.1007/s12110-012-9157-5

Ember, Carol R., Teferi Abate Adem, Ian Skoggard, and Eric C. Jones. 2012. Livestock Raiding and Rainfall Variability in Northwestern Kenya. Civil Wars 14: 159-181. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13698249.2012.679497. Available from carol.ember@yale.edu on request.

Adem, Teferi Abate, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard, and Eric C. Jones. Spatial Distribution of Livestock Raiding in Northern Kenya. Presented at the SfAA, Baltimore, March 31, 2012.

Kennedy, Bill and Ian Skoggard. Under the Hood: Modeling Pastoral Movement in a a Multi-Scale Spatial Agent-Based Model in East Africa. (Submitted to Human Ecology.)

Skoggard, Ian and Teferi Abate Adem. 2012. From Raiders to Rustlers: The Filial Disaffection of a Turkana Age Set. Ethnology 49(4): 249-262

Ember, Carol R. Terefi A. Adem, and Ian A. Skoggard. Resource Unpredicatability and Pastoral Violence in Northern Kenya. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montral, Canada, Novermber 17, 2011.

Adem, Teferi. A., Carol R. Ember, Ian A. Skoggard, and Eric C. Jones. Rain and Raids: Relationships between Rainfall Variation and Livestock Raiding in Northern Kenya. Annual Meeting of the American Anthroplogical Association, Montral, Canada, Novermber 17, 2011

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, J. Daniel Rogers, and Atesmachew B. Hailegiorgis. 2011. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Agent-Based Model (ABM) Simulations for Sustainable Development. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology: In press.

Carol R. Ember and Joel Aronoff. Parental Nurturance and Violence: A Re-Examination. Presented at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research annual meeting. Las Vegas, February 24, 2012.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. 2011. Complex Politics in the Age of Modern States. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, and Joseph F. Harrison. 2011. Pandemonium in Silico: Individual Radicalization for Agent-Based Modeling. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. 2011. “Computer Simulation.” In Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook, Vol. 1: General Principles, ed. William S. Bainbridge. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. 2011. Comparing Agent-Based Computational Simulation Models in Cross-Cultural Research. Cross-Cultural Research45 (2): 1-23.

William G. Kennedy, et al  Talk at HSCB covering 3 experiments with HerderLand.    Feb 2011, Chantilly, VA

Ember, Carol R. (2011) Resource Unpredictability and Conflict in Eastern Africa: A Cross-Cultural Regional Comparison. Invited talk presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Charleston, SC, February 16-20, 2011.

Kennedy, W. G., and Bassett, J.K. (2011) The “Fast and Frugal” Cognitive Architecture for Computational Social Simulations. 2 page abstract and poster presented at the Behavioral Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRiMS) conference, Sundance, UT, 21-24 Mar 2011.

Ember, Carol R., Teferi Abate Adem, and Ian Skoggard (2011) Livestock Raiding and Rainfall Variability in Northern Kenya. Paper presented at the meetings of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, Charleston, SC, 16-20 Feb 2011.

Cioffi-Revilla, C. (submitted) A Theory of Individual Radicalization: Modeling Complexity in Terrorism and Political Violence. Paper presented at APL, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

Sullivan, K., Coletti, M., and Luke, S. (2010) GeoMason: GeoSpatial Support for MASON. Tech. Report GMU-CS-TR-2010-16.

Skoggard, I and T.A. Adem. From Protectors to Predators: The Transformation of a Turkana Age-Set.” Paper presented in the session “Africa in the Global Whirlwind: Changing Lifeways and Identities. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Associaiton, New Orleans, LA. November 20, 2010.

Ember, C.R, 2010. Risk, Uncertainty and Effects on Violence in Eastern Africa. In session invited by the Society for Anthropological Sciences and the Evolutionary Anthropology Society. Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA, November 19, 2010.

Kennedy, W.G., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Rouleau, M., Bassett, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., Gulden, T., and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010) MASON HerderLand: Origins of Conflict in East Africa. Talk presented at the Annual meeting of the Computational Social Science Society, Tempe, AZ, 5-6 Nov 2010.

Gulden, T. (submitted) Extending Kalyvas’ Model of Selective Violence with Agents. (will post here when releasable)

Kennedy, W.G., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Gulden, T., Bassett, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., Clark, M. and Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010) An Agent-Based Model of Conflict in East Africa and the Effect of the Privatization of Land. Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Social Simulation, Kassel, Germany, September 6-9, 2010.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (submitted). MASON RebeLand and Data Aspects of Agent-Based Simulation Models.

Hailegiorgis,A.B., Kennedy, W.G., Balan, G.C., Bassett, J.K., and Gulden, T. (2010) An Agent Based Model of Climate Change and Conflict among Pastoralists in East Africa. Accepted IEMSS2010.

Kennedy, William G. (2010) Basing Computational Social Science on the Cognitive Sciences Rather than Multivariate Functions or Probabilistic Representations. Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Social Sciences: Grounding the Social Sciences in the Cognitive, part of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Science, Portland, OR. 11 Aug 2010.

Kennedy, William G. and Bugjska, Magdalena (2010) Interactions Between Fast and Slow Mental Processes. (Poster abstract) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, page 672. Portland, OR. 12-14 Aug 2010.

Kennedy, William G. and Bugjska, Magdalena (2010) Integrating Fast and Slow Cognitive Processes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, pp 121-126, Philadelphia, PA. 6-8 Aug 2010.

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (2010) presented, in honor of our colleague Mel Ember. The RebeLand model in Albuquerque, to the Society for Anthropological Sciences. Feb. 18-20.

Kennedy, W.G., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Rouleau, M., Bassett, J.K., Coletti, M., Balan, G.C., and Gulden, T. (2010) An Agent-Based Model of Conflict in East Africa and the Effect of Watering Holes. Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, Charleston, SC. 21 – 24 March 2010, pp 274-281.

[MURI-BRIMS-presentation]

Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, and Rouleau, Mark (2010) MASON RebeLand: An Agent-Based Model of Politics, Environment, and Insurgency. International Studies Review 12(1): In press.

Kennedy, W.G. (2009) Cognitive Plausibility in Cognitive Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, and Social Simulation. Poster presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Manchester, UK. 24-26 July 2009.

Rouleau, M., Coletti, Bassett, J.K., Hailegiorgis, A.B., Gulden, T., and Kennedy, W.G., (2009) Conflict in Complex Socio-Natural Systems: Using Agent-Based Modeling to Understand the Behavioral Roots of Social Unrest within the Mandera Triangle. Paper presented at the Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference 2009. Oak Ridge, TN. 23-24 June 2009.

[OakRidgeHerderFarmerTalk]

Cioffi-Revilla, C. and Rouleau, M. (2009) MASON AfriLand: A Regional Multi-Country Agent-Based Model with Cultural and Environmental Dynamics. Paper presented at the Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference 2009. Oak Ridge, TN. 23-24 June 2009.

[AfriLand Presentation Oak Ridge]

Cioffi-Revilla, C. and Rouleau, M. (2009) MASON RebeLand: An Agent-Based Model of Politics, Environment, and Insurgency. Paper presented at the Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference 2009. Oak Ridge, TN. 23-24 June 2009.

[RebeLand Presentation Oak Ridge]

Kennedy, W.G., Rouleau, M., and Bassett, J.K. (2009) Multiple Levels of Cognition within Agent-Based Modeling, Poster presented at the Eighteenth Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS). Sundance, UT. 30 March – 2 April 2009.