Faculty Advisor

Saeed, Khalid


System dynamics and agent-based modeling are compared as two conceptually different approaches to model complex dynamic systems. The two methodologies are evaluated in terms of ease of modeling, efficacy, and extensibility of model complexity. A set of experiments was performed to find that each methodology has unique advantages and that it is possible to make an appropriate choice based on the problem at hand. It is suggested that there exist promising opportunities for a cooperative approach that exploits advantages from both methodologies.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Program

Social Science and Policy Studies