CHIME Research: Agent-based Modeling

The agent-based modeling involves computationally simulating networks of social actors who pursue, process, and transmit information as a hurricane approaches and arrives. Because real human behaviors are highly complex, the goal of the agent-based modeling research is not to represent behavioral processes perfectly. Rather, we are using the agent-based modeling to gain understanding of complex human responses to different kinds of information, in different social contexts, with a framework that allows complexity to be added systematically.

The agent-based model will also be coupled with the hurricane and storm surge modeling and used to perform computational experiments exploring how information can propagate through the system under different conditions.

 

Agent-based Modeling