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Centre for Research in Social Simulation - CRESS
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The Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS), based in the Department of Sociology (ranked 38th in the world) in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences at the University of Surrey, is a multidisciplinary centre bringing together the social sciences, software engineering and agent-based computing to promote and support the use of social simulation in research in the human sciences.

What is Social Simulation?

paperpeopleThere is growing interest in using computer simulation to explore issues in the social sciences. Simulation is a novel research method in most parts of the social sciences, including sociology, political science, economics, anthropology, geography, archaeology and linguistics. It can also be the inspiration for new, process-oriented theories of society.

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For  brief guide to social simulation, see Agent-based social simulation: dealing with complexity (PDF), by Nigel Gilbert

PhD opportunities: We welcome applications to work in CRESS towards a PhD on, or using social simulation.  More details here.