IRMACS 2011 Thematic Year

Scientific Modelling at SFU

The objectives of the "IRMACS 2011 Thematic Year:  Scientific Modelling at SFU are to share with the SFU research community our experience with facilitating modelling groups at the Centre, to give an opportunity to various SFU modelling groups to showcase their research, to learn more about other groups that use modelling as part of their research approach, and, in general, to promote scientific modelling as a major research tool.

Spring & Fall 2011 - Monthly Modelling Showcases: an opportunity to present interdisciplinary modelling research to a broader audience

July 2011 - IRMACS Modelling Summer School - Topics will include:

A Fuzzy Cognitive Map Approach for Analyzing Impact of Social Aspects Contributing to Homelessness
SupervisorDr. Vahid DabbaghianModelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) Program, SFU      

Modelling evolutionary processes using Kernel density methods
SupervisorDr. Arne Mooers, Biodiversity Lab, SFU

August 10 - 12, 2011 - Geospatial Analysis and Modelling Workshop

Fall 2011 - IMC Colloquium Series - Overview of modelling including health, criminology, environment, and biology

Coast-to-Coast Seminar Series - Showcasing Health Modelling across Canada - Distributed via Access Grid

December 2, 2011 - Scientific Modelling at SFU - Open Forum on communication and collaboration between modelling groups, joint academic and scientific projects that will look at practice and policy

The IRMACS Centre is an interdisciplinary research institute that celebrates the collaborative research of all SFU faculty and invites everyone to participate.