CSS SEMINAR - Bill Kennedy

Friday, January 24, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity Suite
Research Hall, Third Floor

Representing Disasters in Computational Social Simulations

William Kennedy
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computational Social Science
George Mason University

ABSTRACT: The modeling of disasters will be a very important topic for computational social science. An approach to modeling disasters is presented using a point source and exponential decay of the intensity of the disaster with space and time from the disaster’s origin. The representation is demonstrated using the modification of a well-known NetLogo model as well as its application to modeling a flooding disaster in East Africa.