MITACS Seminar Series on Mathematics of Computer Algebra and Analysis
Cellular Automata, a tool in pure and applied mathematics.
Vahid Daddabghian, The MoCSSy Program, IRMACS, SFU
November 17th, 12:30pm in K9509.
A cellular automata (CA) is a discrete mathematical model of
spatial interactions of particular states, which changes stepwise
according to specific rules conditioned on the states of neighboring
cells. CA model has several applications in mathematics, physics,
theoretical biology and microstructure modelling. In this talk we first
review its recent application for modeling complex social systems such
as, modeling HIV spread through sexual contact, modeling residential
migration in response to neighborhood social dynamics, and modeling
crime and the impact of liquor licensed establishment density. Then we
show how linear cellular automata yields interesting patterns on
elements of permutation groups, when elements are ordered by