Research Position Agent-Based Social Simulation

Research Position Agent-Based Social Simulation

We are seeking a research assistant for a 6-month contract starting in August 2020.

A goal of the project “Towards More Reliable Predictions: Multi-model Ensembles for Simulating the Corona Pandemic” is to analyse and combine the strengths of individual models into more superior ensembles of simulation models. In addition, we will study how the unique features of Agent-Based Social Simulation (ABSS) models can contribute to better understand the effects of different measures (interventions) to manage pandemics.

Your work will focus on contributing to the following tasks: • Identification, analysis, and comparison of simulations models for the corona pandemic. • Development of methods for creating ensembles of simulation models. • Designing and conducting simulation studies. • Investigating how ABSS approaches can support the management of pandemics.

In order to qualify for this position, you must have experience in software development and in modelling and simulation, preferably agent-based (social) simulations or multi-agent systems. Moreover, experiences with methods for optimizing and calibrating of models are considered a merit, as well as experiences with different agent-based simulation frameworks, e.g., Repast and Netlogo.

The deadline for application is July 31, 2020.

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