During my last semester of undergrad at William & Mary, I wanted to find a way to combine my computer skills with my field of study, political science. I ultimately applied my knowledge of agent-based modeling (honed during my senior research lab in high school) to my studies in international security. I wrote a short paper as part of an independent study with Professor Dave Ohls, and went on to work with him further (as a coauthor) after I graduated.
We presented this working paper at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, as well as the 2013 Peace Science Society (International) conference. I hope to work on it further and submit it to publications, especially as extended air (including drone) campaigns appear to be back in the minds of American decision makers.
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