CMPLXSYS 270 - Agent-Based Modeling
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Complex Systems (CMPLXSYS)
Department: LSA Complex Systems
Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
Only 2 credits earned by students enrolled in or having completed CMPLXSYS 200.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Many systems can be modeled as being composed of agents interacting with one another and their environment. As a method, agent based modeling (ABM) can explain phenomena in the biological and social sciences, ranging from evolution to epidemic spread to flocking to cooperation to racial segregation in neighborhoods. Very simple rules governing agent behavior can lead to complex and emergent phenomena. In this course students will use NetLogo to examine and modify well-studied agent based models of complex systems, as well as formulate models of their own.

Course Requirements:

There will be 8 homework assignments. In each assignment, students will be tasked with constructing or modifying an agent based model based on material introduced in lecture or reading. The subjects of the models may include evolution, animal and plant behavior, epidemic spread, social networks, and human interaction. Students will comment on the effects of varying parameters on outcomes of the models.

Intended Audience:

Undergrads interested in a general and flexible tool applicable in many different subjects ranging from the natural to the social sciences, e.g. how to model the spread of disease over human contact networks in epidemiology, and how to model predator-prey dynamics in ecology.

Class Format:

3 hours of lecture weekly

CMPLXSYS 270 - Agent-Based Modeling
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
22277
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for CMPLXSYS 270.001

View/Buy Textbooks
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for CMPLXSYS 270 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)