Department of Computational Social Science Seminar

Friday, May 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
3rd Floor, Research Hall

Interactive Visual Analytics Tools for Analyzing Agent-Based Political Simulations

Dong Hyun Jeong
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
& Information Technology
University of the District of Columbia

ABSTRACT: Visual Analytics is a research area focusing on analyzing complex data or solving complicated domain problems through interactive visualization techniques. Although agent-based modeling (ABM) has become a key technique for modeling and simulating dynamic, complicated behaviors in social and political sciences, there is lack of tools that can effectively support interpreting increasingly complex simulation results. In this research, we designed two visual analytics tools with supporting interactive exploration of domain-specific data. In collaborating with domain experts, the usefulness of the designed tools has been validated.