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Complex Systems Seminar: Promoting the use of agent-based modeling in scientific inquiry: a Learning Sciences approach

Ümit Aslan, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Virtual Seminar
Password: CSCS (all caps)

Abstract: Agent-based modeling provides a powerful computational infrastructure to construct dynamic representations of scientific phenomena that can augment analytical models in unique and meaningful ways. However, although it is used extensively in the field of complex systems and embraced by social scientists, only a handful of researchers in natural sciences incorporate agent-based modeling components into their theoretical investigations. In this talk, I will present findings from two of my prior studies on reconstructing existing theoretical models through agent-based modeling and I will argue that the tools and methods of Learning Sciences can help us cultivate productive ways of augmenting existing theoretical studies with agent-based components in a manner that is commensurate with scientists’ ways of thinking, which would in turn accelerate adoption of the complexity lens by more and more natural scientists.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Password: CSCS (all caps)
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Agent Based Modelling, Biosciences, Complex Systems Modelling, Research, seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Department of Physics