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Join CSDE Workshop on “Agent Based Modeling in R”

Posted: 3/2/2021 (CSDE Workshop)

CSDE is offering a workshop on  “Agent Based Modeling in R” on March 5th. CSDE Research Scientist Dr. Deven Hamilton will lead the workshop. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register for our workshops and we welcome registrants from outside the University of Washington as well. If you miss a workshop, recordings will be available on our website for 3 months after the workshop. To register, click here.

The workshop will  provide a basic introduction to Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) and will be divided into three sections. The first section will review and discuss the basic elements of ABMs and their application in a variety of fields including demography, sociology, anthropology, political science and public health. The second section of the course will work through examples of an ABM and reproduce the models in R. Finally, the workshop will discuss an example of a complex ABM using the statnet and EpiModel R packages. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe the unique features of ABM that make them distinct from other modeling approaches, write R functions to produce a simple ABM, and be familiar with additional R packages that provide functionality for ABM.

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Date: 03/05/2021

Time: 10:30-12:00 PM