Cynthia Marie Nikolai

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Agent Based Modeling (ABM) toolkits are as diverse as the community of people who use them. With so many toolkits available, the choice of which one is best suited for a project is left to word of mouth, past experiences in using particular toolkits and toolkit publicity. This is especially troublesome for projects that require specialization. Rather than(More)
In this paper, we present a web-based search appliance for Agent Based Modeling (ABM) toolkit selection. This search appliance enables users to query a comprehensive ABM repository to determine toolkits that are appropriate for their project. It searches the repository according to the criteria set forth by the user, and then it displays the results in a(More)
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most expensive and devastating natural disasters in American history [41]. Over half a million people were affected by the hurricane, and the US energy infrastructure was severely damaged [41]. Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters clearly show the need for improvements in crisis management, especially in training(More)
With so many toolkits available, the choice of which one is best suited for your project can be overwhelming. Moreover, different communities of users prefer different aspects of a toolkit. This paper is a survey of the toolkits that are available today and how they compare to each other from a multi-stakeholder perspective. Our goal is to provide users the(More)
Hurricane Katrina was one of the most expensive and devastating natural disasters in American history. Over half a million people were affected by the hurricane, and the US energy infrastructure was severely damaged. In fact, parts of the Gulf are still recovering from Hurricane Katrina to this day. Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters clearly show(More)
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