Graduate Workshop in Complexity and Computational Modeling

Homework Problem (2014)

Past homework problems: Standing ovation (1995-97), Is that seat taken? (1998), You ought to be in pictures (1999), Cocktail party (2000), Deja vu (2001), Network news (2002), Fire (2003), Go Lance (2004), Your turn (2005), Now boarding (2006), My space (2007), Up and down (2008), Weekend at Bernie's (2009), Why won't cannibals eat clowns (2010), Field of dreams (2011), Spring is in the air (2012), and Ask your doctor (2013).

Spin doctors

Consider the following situation:

A rumor has broken out. Some folks want to keep it alive, others want to quash it.

  • Model, using whatever techniques you wish, the above scenario.

  • Suggest some standard social science scenarios that could be usefully modeled using such a process.

    Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to note that students at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time to complete their homework):

    John H. Miller ,