Joshua M Epstein
Affiliation: Brookings Institution
- Modeling civil violence: an agent-based computational approachJoshua M Epstein
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7243-50. 2002..Two variants of the civil violence model are presented. In the first a central authority seeks to suppress decentralized rebellion. In the second a central authority seeks to suppress communal violence between two warring ethnic groups...
- Controlling pandemic flu: the value of international air travel restrictionsJoshua M Epstein
Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, United States of America
PLoS ONE 2:e401. 2007..Mathematical models can be used to explore different scenarios and provide insight into potential costs, benefits, and effectiveness of prevention and control strategies under consideration...
- Coupled contagion dynamics of fear and disease: mathematical and computational explorationsJoshua M Epstein
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, United States of America
PLoS ONE 3:e3955. 2008..They do not endogenously engage, for example, in social distancing based on fear. Yet, adaptive behavior is well-documented in true epidemics. We explore the effect of including such behavior in models of epidemic dynamics...
- Modelling to contain pandemicsJoshua M Epstein
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC 20036, USA
Nature 460:687. 2009..Agent-based computational models can capture irrational behaviour, complex social networks and global scale--all essential in confronting H1N1, says Joshua M. Epstein...
- Population growth and collapse in a multiagent model of the Kayenta Anasazi in Long House ValleyRobert L Axtell
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7275-9. 2002..Nutritional needs constrain fertility. Agent heterogeneity, difficult to model mathematically, is demonstrated to be crucial to the high fidelity of the model...
- The evolution of social behavior in the prehistoric American southwestGeorge J Gumerman
Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Artif Life 9:435-44. 2003..The agents in the model are monoagriculturalists, who decide both where to situate their fields and where to locate their settlements...
- Containing a large bioterrorist smallpox attack: a computer simulation approachIra M Longini
Program in Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, LE 400, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
Int J Infect Dis 11:98-108. 2007..A bioterrorist release of smallpox is a constant threat to the population of the USA and other countries...
- Individual-based computational modeling of smallpox epidemic control strategiesDonald S Burke
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5527, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Acad Emerg Med 13:1142-9. 2006....