An Agent-Based Modeling Simulation Toolkit
PAMLA (Penn's Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory), brings together scholars from the University of Pennsylvania (and nearby institutions) whose research interests include the application of agent-based or computational modeling techniques for the exploration of problems in the social sciences.
PAMLA is supported by a three year National Science Foundation grant to encourage research and training in computational approaches for political science and the social sciences in general.
Presentations at PAMLA:
April 9, 2004: Benjamin Eidelson (the Solomon Asch center for the study of Ethnopolitical conflicts at the University of Pennsylvania): VIR-POX: An Agent-Based Analysis of Smallpox Preparedness and Response Policy. (Paper)
March 5, 2004: Darren Schreiber (Post Doctoral fellow at the Solomon Asch center for the study of Ethnopolitical conflicts at the University of Pennsylvania) : Validating Agent –Based Models: From Metaphysics to Applications. (Paper)
January 30, 2004: Ian Lustick (Heyman Professor of Political Science, and the Associate Director of the Solomon Asch Center at the University of Pennsylvania): Using Agent-Based Modeling to Solve the Counterfactual Conundrum. (Paper)
November 7, 2003: Mark Liberman (Director of the Linguistic Data Consortium and Co-director of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science and a Professor in the departments of Computer and Information Science and Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania): The Invisible Academy: Expected Rate Learning, Collective Cognition and the Emergence of Culture. (Presentation)
September 26, 2003: Daniel Levinthal (Julian Aresty Professor of Management and Economics and Chair of the Management Department Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania): Search for Architecture in Complex Worlds: An Evolutionary Perspective on Modularity and the Emergence of Dominant Designs (co-authored with Sendil K. Ethiraj) (Paper)
July 30, 2003: David L. Rousseau and Max Cantor (Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania): The Evolution of Trading and Military Strategies: An Agent-Based Simulation. (Paper, Figures)
March 17, 2003: Steven Kimbrough (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania): Surprising Ramifications of the Surprise Exam Paradox: Exploring Rationality. (Paper).
February 24, 2003: Ian S. Lustick (Merriam Term Professor of Political Science, and Associate Director of Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflicts at the University of Pennsylvania): Secessionism in Multicultural States: Does Sharing Power Prevent or Encourage It? (Paper).
January 27, 2003: Barry G. Silverman (Professor of Engineering/SE & CIS, Wharton/OPIM, and Medicine. Director, Ackoff Center for Advancement of Systems Approaches (ACASA)University of Pennsylvania): Constructing Virtual Asymmetric Opponents from Data and Models in the Literature: Case of Crowd Rioting. (Paper).
December 11, 2002: Nicolaj Siggelkow (Assistant Professor of Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania): Balancing Search and Stability: Interdependencies Among Elements of Organizational Design. (Paper).
November 6, 2002: Matthew J. Hoffmann (Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware): Entrepreneurs and Norm Dynamics: An Agent-Based Model of the Norm Life Cycle. (Paper, Figures).
October 24, 2002: Founding meeting.