Invited Presentation

Madhav Marathe, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Algorithmic Considerations in Modeling and Simulation of Large Societal Infrastructures

Socio-technical and information systems consist of a large number of interacting physical, technological, and human/societal components. Examples of such systems are urban regional transportation systems, national electrical power markets and grids, the Internet, adhoc communication and computing systems, public health, etc. All the above systems share an important common feature: these systems are networked: that is individual agents/components interact only with a specified set of components. Computer simulations provide a compelling and practical approach for studying such systems.

The talk will highlight a number of algorithmic issues that arise in the course of developing computational models and simulation tools for urban transportation planning and computational epidemiology.

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