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Dr. Andrew Crooks to present

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at the Computational Social Science Research Colloquium /Colloquium in Computational and Data Sciences speaker on Friday, December 07, 2018. Dr. Crooks, Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, will speak on “Computational Modeling of Slums: Progress and Challenges.” The presentation will begin at 3:00 in the Center for Social Complexity Suite located on the 3rd floor of Research Hall and will be followed by a Q&A session along with light refreshments.

This session will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7YCR-pBTZ_9865orDNVHNA

For announcements regarding this and future streams, please join the CSS/CDS student and alumni Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/257383120973297/

For a list of upcoming and previous seminars, please visit: https://cos.gmu.edu/cds/calendar/

We hope to see you on Friday, December 7th at 3 p.m.

Abstract: Over the last 50 years the world has increasingly become more urbanized. Much of this growth has occurred in less developed countries, which often lack the resources to accommodate such growth. This has led to the growth of slums, estimated to be home for other 1 billion people. The UN-Habitat projects slum population to double by 2030, which would make them home for 2 in 5 people living in cities. In this talk I will introduce slums, discuss their growth, and provide an overview on what progress has been made to studying and modeling them. This will lead to a discussion of a series of key challenges that need to be addressed if we are to tackle slums from a computational perspective.