A new set of techniques to complement GIS
Move from static models to more dynamic (changes through time)
E.g. infectious disease - how will flue spread through this lecture theatre?
Taught by very few universities (great for CV)
Focus on behaviour and the interactions of individuals.
Harland and Birkin (2013) Using Synthetically Generated Populations in Agent-Based Models. Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, 2013.
Agent-based Crime Simulation
The Global Scale Agent Model (GSAM)
Learn to use powerful simulation software: NetLogo
Write computer code to run models
More experience for CV!
Easy to use: designed (originally) for school children
Lots of demonstrator support (Nick Addis) and another lecturer (Nik Lomax)
Lectures, seminars and practicals
Real world applications: crime, urban modelling, etc.
Two flavours: written or practical
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Come and talk to Nick, or email: email@example.com