COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE

Model Gallery

Students and faculty are constantly developing models relating to computational social science either for the purpose of research or course assignments. This page highlights just a selection of such models.

GeoMason Examples


GeoMason has recently been updated to support changes to MASON itself and we have contributed a few  models to highlight the basic functionality of GeoMason and act as examples for how geographically explicit models can be built.

A Simple Traffic Model

This simple agent-based model utilizing MASON was created by Omar Guerrero as part of his comprehensive exams. Omar, built the model to explore the question: what is more effective, a four way stop or a traffic light at a road intersection?

Learning Agents: Learning Automata and Need-based Drive Reduction

Learning Agents: Learning Automata and Need-based Drive Reduction

A Multi-agent System composed of independent Learning Agents motivated by Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory

The Business Assessment Model

The Business Assessment Model

The Business Assessment Model (BAM) evaluates trajectories of People, Performance and Planet (3P) of a single company as well as of the whole market system as a function of business decision of actors, exogenous events in the broader socioeconomic environment or both.

ABM of Residential Segregation through Vector GIS

Constructing and Implementing an Agent-Based Model of Residential Segregation through Vector GIS

This model, presents a geographically explicit agent-based model, loosely coupled with vector GIS, which explicitly captures and uses geometrical data and socio economic attributes in the simulation process.

Exploring Conflict in East Africa

Exploring Conflict in East Africa

An image of herders in a 150km by 150km area of East Africa grouping by clan around watering holes after 100 years of simulation time.


An Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market

An Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market

A simple agent-based model of a housing market built in NetLogo for a term project in CSS 610. In the model only the interest rates are set exogenously and the experiments are run according to the actual historical interest rates from the US. The results of these experiments are consistent with the bubble burst from middle 2007.