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Simulating Complex Human Systems

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Gregory College House: Greenhouse

Miguel Garces: (C '09), Senior Modeler, Lustick Consulting, Inc.

Miguel Garces is a Senior Modeler at Lustick Consulting, beginning his work in agent-based modeling and complexity theory at Penn's Department of Political Science. His primary responsibilities at Lustick Consulting include the development, maintenance, analysis, visualization, and deployment of virtualized country models as part of a number of government-funded programs. He straddles the social science and computer science worlds by connecting his knowledge of programming and system design to political science and other social science theory. Garces has authored a number of papers detailing research and modeling of Thailand as well as Lustick Consulting’s approach toward implementing social science theory in agent-based models.