Computational Social Science is the interdisciplinary science of complex social systems and their investigation through computational modeling and related techniques.
The aim of the Department of Computational Social Science is to provide our students with the relevant tools and skill set to investigate this new and exciting field through our unique degree programs.
Apply now for a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies MAIS with a concentration in Computational Social Science. Click here to read more
An Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market
A simple agent-based model of a housing market built in NetLogo for a term project in CSS 610. In the model only the interest rates are set exogenously and the experiments are run according to the actual historical interest rates from the US. The results of these experiments are consistent with the bubble burst from middle 2007. Click here to read more
Chris Rouly is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computational Social Science (CSS). His research involves a goal of trying to emulate and control the social behaviors of individual agent actors in small-group social settings using a computer.