Lecture with Computer Exercises: Modelling and Simulating Social Systems with MATLAB

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Fall Semester 2016

The course takes place every Monday from 5.15 to 6.45 pm in room LFV E41. Lectures are divided into two parts: in the first 30-40 minutes the material of the respective lecture is covered, the remainder of the 90 minutes lecture consists of supervised exercises and working on the projects. The course is a 3 ECTS credit course, further information may be found here.

Please note: Exclusively for students in the MSc program Science, Technology, and Policy this course is offered as a 6 ECTS credit course accompanied by an additional supervised coding project. Please refer to the course catalogue for detailed information.

Important Links:

Projects page
GitHub repository for the course


(please use "save link as" to download)
reportTemplate.zip (LaTeX) (ZIP, 59 KB), reportTemplate.doc (DOC, 30 KB), ETH Declaration of Originality (PDF, 284 KB)

Course Material

Please find the list of lectures below. The course material for each week will be made available on the day of the lecture. Please right click on the link and choose "Save link as" to download the files.

1. Logistics and Introduction to MATLAB Course Procedures and Introduction to MATLAB (PDF, 2.8 MB)
2. Modelling and Simulation in Computational Social Science COSS_overview (PDF, 30.8 MB)
3. Dynamical Systems

Dynamical Systems slides (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Plotting and Statistics with MATLAB slides (PDF, 823 KB)

Material for MATLAB exercises (ZIP, 9 KB)

Dynamical Systems code (ZIP, 2 KB)

Exercise Solutions code (ZIP, 1 KB)

4. Cellular Automata and Agent-based Modelling

Cellular Automata slides (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Git slides (PDF, 496 KB)

Material for MATLAB exercises (ZIP, 3 KB)

5. Flash Talks  
6. Game Theory and Agent-based Modelling Game Theory and ABM slides (PDF, 2.5 MB)
7. Complex Networks 1 Introduction to networks slides (PDF, 7.8 MB)
8. Complex Networks 2 Networks II slides (PDF, 8.2 MB)
9.  Link Prediction Link Prediction slides (PDF, 4.5 MB)
10. Dynamics on Networks Dynamics on Networks slides (PDF, 6.1 MB)
11. Statistics and Scientific Writing Scientific Reports and Presentations slides (PDF, 1.4 MB) 
12. Open Lab  
13. Final Presentations  
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