An Agent-Based Modeling Simulation Toolkit

Ian S. Lustick Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, He holds the Bess W. Heyman Chair and is an Associate Director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. His areas of research include comparative politics, Middle East politics, and social science methodology. Among his books are Rightsizing the States: The Politics of Moving Borders (edited with Brendan O'Leary and Thomas Callaghy); and Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank/Gaza (Cornell University Press, 1993). (

Vladimir Derhachev holds a Ph.D. in the Mathematics and an MA in Computer Science both from the University of Pennsylvania. Together with Ian Lustick Vladimir developed and is currently refining and elaborating the PS-I simulation platform. (

Dan Miodownik is a Lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a joint appointment in the Political Science and International Relations Departments. His research interests include development of Agent Based Modeling applications to the study of collective identity processes, and the emergence of regional mobilization in Europe. His collaborative work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Complexity, and Social Science Computer Review (

Britt Cartrite, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Alma College. He is currently using PS-I to evaluate phase-transitions in ethnopolitical mobilization and the dynamics of succession crises in authoritarian states. (