System Modeling

System Understanding Through System Modeling

Systems are often difficult to run experiments on.  Therefore, it is beneficial to model the systems to learn more about how they behave and so you can experiment with them.  The System Modeling Institute uses computer models to learn about systems.  Models do not necessarily have to be good at predicting to be useful.  One is able to learn about assumptions during model development.  In addition, model behavior can demonstrate parameter sensitivity, key phase transitions, and chaotic attractors.

Types of modeling used at the Institute