Generating Synthetic Ecosystems: A Tutorial

Shannon Gallagher
February 24, 2017

Lucca, Italy

Carnegie Mellon University, Dept. of Statistics
Lee Richardson, Samuel L. Ventura, William F. Eddy
Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study
Informatics Systems Group

We need better synthetic ecosystems


  • Agent-based models are becoming increasingly more popular



  • Agent-based models need agents and environments, a synthetic ecosystem, as input



  • Better synthetic ecosystems mean more realistic agent-based models

Goal: Make useful, realistic synthetic ecosystems