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DARPA awarded $6.2 million to a team led by UCF Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Assistant Professor Ivan Garibay, director of UCF’s Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory. It’s part of a new SocialSim program from DARPA that’s been in the works for more than a year. The researchers are tasked with developing accurate and scalable simulations to provide DARPA with a better understanding of online social behavior and its evolution.

“This will be like a test bed – a human-like network modeling with human-like behavior that replicates the phenomenon that occurs in real social networks,” Garibay said.

Garibay’s UCF team on the DARPA project includes Associate Professor Gita Sukthankar of the Department of Computer Science; Stephen M. Fiore, professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Simulation and Training; and Assistant Professor Alexander Mantzaris of the Department of Statistics. See the full story posted by UCF Today.