Department of Computational Social Science Seminar-ZANDBERGEN

Friday, August 30, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
Research Hall, Third Floor

Making a Difference as a Modeler

Wayne Zandbergen, PhD Candidate
Department of Computational Social Science
George Mason University

ABSTRACT: Given the diverse academic and professional background of CSS students and faculty this will be less a presentation than a guided discussion. The objective is to stimulate a conversation regarding the way in which models are and can be used to support decision makers.

Questions to be examined include:

How are models used now to influence decision makers?

What are the limitations of modeling as it is now practiced?

Assuming there is a need, what innovations/ changes would be necessary to improve the situation?