The Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) Research and Training Program

MoCCSyMany of the social issues of the 21st century are captured in the studies of criminology, health science, and urban dynamics. Research into these areas will have a profound impact on the quality of life for everyone by reducing crime, reducing harm and addiction, enhancing safety and security while maintaining privacy, and improving health and welfare. The Modelling of Complex Social Systems (MoCSSy) program brings together extensive expertise in criminology, health science, urban dynamics, computer science, and mathematical modelling, under the unifying theme of modelling the complex dynamics that drive the linked epidemiologies of crime, disease, homelessness and other social ills in urban neighborhoods. This research program, recently funded by the SFU Community Trust Endowment Fund ($200K/year for five years), has brought together four IRMACS research clusters to form a second generation meta-cluster. This research program is enabled by IRMACS through the convergence of interdisciplinary research expertise, computational infrastructure, access to secure data, and government stakeholders and data stewards.

Learn more from the MoCSSy website.