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Graduate Course Descriptions

CMPLXSYS 510 - Introduction to Evolution Dynamics This course is an introduction to applications and integration of dynamical systems and game theory to model population and ecological dynamics and evolutionary processes. Topics include Lotka-Volterra systems, non-cooperative games, replicator dynamics and genetic mechanisms of selection and mutation, and other adaptive systems.

CMPLXSYS 530 - Computer Modeling of Complex Systems Introduces students to basic concepts, tools , and issues which arise using computers to model complex systems. Emphasis is placed on the modeling process itself, from model design through implementation to analyzing, documenting, and communicating results. Case studies of computer models of complex systems, including adaptive and non-adaptive complex systems drawn from economics, ecology, immunology, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, political science, and cognitive science.

Advisory Pre-Req's:  Enrollment in CSCS Graduate Certificate program or permission of instructor.