Graduate Workshop in Computational Modeling
Homework Problem (2006)
Past homework problems: standing ovation (1995-97),
is that seat taken (1998),
you ought to be in pictures (1999),
cocktail party (2000),
deja vu (2001),
network news (2002),
go Lance (2004),
your turn (2005).
Consider the following situation:
Around one hundred travelers are waiting in the passenger
lounge of the airport. The airline agent
at the gate picks up the microphone and begins to board the aircraft.
Model, using whatever techniques you wish, the above scenario.
- Explicitly state your model and key assumptions.
- Summarize key results.
- Suggest some potentially interesting future directions and
questions for the model.
Suggest some standard social science scenarios that could be
usefully modeled using such a process.
Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to
at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time
to complete their homework):
John H. Miller ,