2020-11-18 18:42:40


Simulation modeling is an approach that builds computer models for some setting/scenario (e.g. the spread of COVID in the US) and uses the models to understand what is going on, to make forecasts and to evaluate the impact of different interventions.

Simulation modeling areas

Source: NOAA

Source: NOAA

  • Weather forecasting.
  • Simulations of man-made, engineered system.
  • Predicting the economy.
  • Infectious disease transmission.

Simulation modeling overview

  • Build a model that simulates the process of disease transmission.
  • Include any details that are relevant for the question, omit everything else.

Simulation modeling uses - Understanding

See later example

Simulation modeling uses - Forecasting