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Mason-Yale Joint Project on Computational Modeling of Complex Crises in East Africa

Mason-Yale Joint Project on Computational Modeling of Complex Crises in East Africa

 

Mission: To develop new agent-based spatial simulation models for analyzing scenarios of societal consequences of disasters in the East Africa region. Principal Investigator: Dr Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, George Mason University

Recent Submissions

  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (SAGE, 2011-05)
    Mel Ember was co-Principal Investigator in the Mason-HRAF Joint Project on Eastern Africa, a multiyear project aimed at developing and analyzing advanced computational agent-based models of human societies across 10 countries ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio; De Jong, Kenneth; Bassett, Jeffrey (Kluwer, 2012-06-18)
    Computational social science in general, and social agent-based modeling (ABM) simulation in particular, are challenged by modeling and analyzing complex adaptive social systems with emergent properties that are hard to ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio; Roger, J. Daniel; Hailegiorgis, Atesmachew (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2011-10)
    In recent years the interdisciplinary field of Computational Social Science has developed theory and methodologies for building spatial Agent-Based Social Simulation (ABSS) models of human societies that are situated in ...
  • Unknown author (2015-03-27)
    Bibliography of published and presented resources from the Mason-Yale Joint Project on Computational Modeling of Complex Crises in Africa. The bibliography identifies materials produced as a result of this research project. ...
  • Hailegiorgis, A.B.; Kennedy, W.G.; Balan, G.C.; Bassett, J.K.; Gulden, T. (International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), 2010)
    Presented is an agent-based model of human-environment interaction and conflict in East Africa using the MASON agent-based simulation environment. The model focuses on the complex interaction of pastoral groups with their ...
  • Kennedy, W.G.; Hailegiorgis, A.B.; Rouleau, M.; Bassett, J.K.; Coletti, M.; Balan, G.C.; Gulden, T.; Cioffi-Revilla, C. (2010-11)
    HerderLand is an agent-based model of the people and environment in the Mandera Triangle area of Eastern Africa developed to address the causes of conflict in the area. With it we have conducted three sets of experiments ...
  • Rouleau, Mark; Coletti, Mark; Bassett, Jeffrey K.; Hailegiorgis, Atesmachew B.; Gulden, Tim; Kennedy, William G. (Human Behavior-Computational Modeling and Interoperability Conference, 2009-06)
    Conflict resolution research relies upon a deep understanding of human behavior within highly complex socionatural systems. Scholars must isolate the source of conflict among individuals reacting to the feedback of changing ...
  • Kennedy, W.G.; Hailegiorgis, A.B.; Rouleau, M.; Bassett, J.K.; Coletti, M.; Balan, G.C.; Gulden, T. (Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, 2010-03)
    An agent-based model conflict between herdsmen in east Africa using the MASON agent-based simulation environment is presented. Herders struggle to keep their herds fed and watered in a GIS-based, spatially diverse environment ...
  • Kennedy, William, G.; Bugjska, Magdalena (International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 2010-08)
    Human reactions appear to be controlled by two separate types of mental processes: one fast, automatic, and unconscious and the other slow, deliberate, and conscious. With the attention in the literature focused on the ...
  • Sullivan, Keith; Coletti, Mark; Luke, Sean (Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, 2010)
    MASON is a free, open-source Java-based discrete event multi-agent simulation toolkit that has been used to model network intrusions, unmanned aerial vehicles, nomadic migrations, and farmer/herder conflicts, among others. ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, C.; Rouleau, M. (2009-06)
    Agent-based models of regions of the international system composed of several countries are few and not as advanced as other classes of spatial computational models on a comparable scale. Most relevant extant models are ...
  • Kennedy, William G.; Bassett, Jeffrey K. (Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference 2011, 2011-03)
    Computational social simulations involving humans require models of human behavior but their behavior can be represented and modeled in many ways. The two dimensions of this challenge we are interested in are the degree ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio; Rouleau, Mark (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-03)
    Social simulation models from computational social science are beginning to provide significant advances in terms of implementing more complex social, human, and natural dynamics that are characteristic of how countries ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio; Rouleau, Mark (2010-02)
    Problem overview: explore the complex relationship between Society, Government, and Issues, using an explicit polity (political system) model; understand the feedback amongst Citizen Satisfaction, Issue Management, and ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (International Studies Association, 2011-03-16)
    Complex polities are political systems composed of both official "vertical" state institutions as well as one or more alternative set of "horizontal" institutions, such as religious, economic, paramilitary, or even criminal ...
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio; Harrison, Joseph F. (International Studies Association, 2011-03)
    How do individuals become radicalized, turning into terrorists, insurgents, violent actors.Computational agent-based models of irregular warfare, internal war, domestic political violence, and related conflicts require ...