Agent-based Modeling in Biological and Social Systems

June 17–23, 2018


Event date: 6/17/2018 - 6/23/2018 Export event

In the last decade, there has been a movement to describe biological and social systems via agent-based models which track individual agents (e.g. organisms, people, molecules) that interact with each other and their environment through a set of deterministic and probabilistic rules. Examples include animal swarming, traffic flow, urban crime hotspots, networks of neurons, foraging and hunting strategies, trends in social media, the antigen response in the immune system, and diffusive signaling in systems biology. The American Mathematical Society sponsors Mathematics Research Communities (MRCs) designed to foster collaborations, build networks and provide mentoring for early-career mathematicians (i.e. those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished).In particular, we wish to draw your attention to an upcoming MRC on self-organization and collective behavior:

Agent-based Modeling in Biological and Social Systems
June 17 – 23, 2018

Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia
Alan Lindsay, University of Notre Dame
Chad Topaz, Williams College
Alexandria Volkening, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University
Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalester College

The conference will be held at the Whispering Pines Conference Center in West Greenwich, RI - all expenses are covered for participants. Applications are due on February 15, 2018.


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LocationWest Greenwich, RI
ConferenceDatesJune 17–23, 2018

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