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Awards and Press

CAM faculty members have been honored with scientific awards and their work or expertise featured in a wide range of press andmedia outlets.

Major Awards, Honors

NIH Director's Pioneer Award, 2008. To support scientists of extraordinary creativity for high-risk projects with the potential to have a transformative impact in the biomedical or behavioral sciences. Conferred by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni. 

2008 National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Analysis for The Large-Scale Agent Model (LSAM), built under the Direction of Dr. Epstein at the Brookings Center on Social and Economic Dynamics. NTSA presents awards for outstanding achievement in the development or application of models and simulations.


“Our quest to stand out in the crowd actually ends up making us all the same”
March 11, 2015 Pacific Standard

Can Rebellion Breed Conformity?
March 6, 2015 Pacific Standard

Why Conformity Is So Hard to Resist
March 4, 2015 Discovery News

Conformity 'doubly hard' to beat
March 3, 2015 ABC Science Online

Find the original, discussed article, here: Journal of the Royal Society, Open Science.
Social Conformity Despite Individual Preferences for Distinctiveness.” Smaldino and

Additionally, see the Institute of Medicine’s positive review of agent-based modeling, specifically as it pertains to tobacco policy:
Assessing the Use of Agent-Based Models for Tobacco Regulation.” March 25, 2015.

Dr. Sim
August 26, 2010

The Dollars and Sense of Closing Schools for H1N1
September 30, 2009 Scientific American

The Brookings Institute reports on the cost of school closure

10 Reasons to Model
January 7, 2009 Computing Life