AML 520 (85097): Agent-based modeling
Professor: Marco Janssen
TuTh: 4.30 - 5.45, Cowden 124
Topics that will be discussed are: methodology of modeling, complex adaptive systems, cellular automata, agent-based modeling, model analysis, pattern oriented modeling, model documentation, and applications like foraging behavior, diffusion processes, evolution of cooperation, etc.
The class reading will review the literature and a significant part of the class will be devoted to get hand-on experience in learning to develop agent-based model in Netlogo. Each student has a project on an application of their own interest and work on this during the semester.
There is no
official pre-requisite for this course, but it is expected that the
participants have basic programming experience. Those who have never
done any computer programming should first take another course, such as
AML 430 Social Simulation (Spring semester course).
Required Book: Steven F. Railback and Volker Grimm (2011) Agent-based and Individual-based Modeling: A Practical Introduction, Princeton University PressOther readings will be provided at the beginning of the semester.
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