Summer Program in Agent-based Modeling

Online: July 27-August 4, 2020

This intensive summer program is intended to provide participants with resources and an environment for rapid progress designing, implementing, and learning from agent-based (individual-based) models. The program will combine lectures, exercises, and independent work guided by two leading experts in agent-based modeling. While benefitting from the ~20 previous short courses presented by its instructors, this program will be unique in its focus on the participants’ own modeling projects.

The program is intended primarily for researchers (faculty, graduate students, professionals) who are in the early phases of a modeling project or who seek help getting an existing project on track for completion. The program will also be open to participants whose main interest is learning about agent-based modeling in general, especially in preparation for teaching their own modeling courses; such participants will be expected to develop their own simple project during the course.

The instructors, Volker Grimm and Steve Railsback, are most familiar with ecological modeling but welcome participants from other fields. To provide ample personal attention, the program will be limited to 15 participants.

The program will take place online, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

This program is now closed for applications. If you applied and have not heard from us, please immediately e-mail Steve Railsback.The deadline for applications is April 12. The course fee is anticipated to be $900, not including transportation or lodging, but we are making on-campus lodging available. See Travel for more information.

For further information on course content and format, e-mail Steve Railsback.