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The University of Southampton
Social Statistics and DemographyPart of Economic, Social & Political Science

Statistical Issues with Agent-Based Models Seminar

15:00 - 16:00
16 March 2017
Room 5027 , Building 54, University of Southampton

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Centre for Population Change on 023 8059 4080 or email .

Event details

A Centre for Population Change Seminar

Abstract: Agent-based models have become an ubiquitous tool in many disciplines. But too little is known about their statistical properties. This talk reviews the history and scope of application for agent-based models, and then describes work that has been done to begin to understand their statistical properties. In particular, the talk describes emulator theory and approximate Bayesian computation as methods for improving model fitting and inference.

Speaker information

David Banks, Duke University, USA. Professor of the Practice of Statistics

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