IRMACS Modelling Summer School
Scientific Modelling at SFU - IRMACS Thematic Year 2011
As part of the IRMACS Thematic Year: “Scientific Modelling at SFU”, the IRMACS Centre is pleased to announce the first IRMACS Modelling Summer School. The School will be held in the IRMACS Centre from July 4th - July 15th, 2011.
The primary goal of this summer school is to introduce students to the advantages of uniting researchers from diverse fields in order to conduct scientific modeling using an interdisciplinary approach. The first week of the summer school will begin with a joint session during which all participants will be introduced to proposed problems. Participants will then be divided into two smaller groups led by group supervisors and mentors, who will guide them in working on the proposed problem for which they have been assigned. On the final day of the school, July 15th, each group will present their solutions to their problem.
Summer School Problems:
A Fuzzy Cognitive Map Approach for Analyzing Impact of Social Aspects Contributing to Homelessness
Supervisor: Dr. Vahid Dabbaghian, Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) Program, SFU
Mentor: Dr. Vijay Kumar Mago, Research Associate, MoCSSy Program
Modelling evolutionary processes using Kernel density methods
Supervisor: Dr. Arne Mooers, Biodiversity Lab, SFU
Mentor: Mick Elliot, Ph.D. Student, Department of Biology, SFU
For more information the IRMACS Thematic Year: “Scientific Modelling at SFU” go to: http://www.irmacs.sfu.ca/events/thematicyear2011.