Dr Charles ‘Chick’ Macal

Dr Charles ‘Chick’ Macal

Systems Engineer

Charles ‘Chick’ Macal is a senior systems engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. He specialises in a type of computer simulation called agent-based modeling, which calculates likely decisions for each “actor”ā€” one person, for example ā€” in a simulation and then sees what impact those have on other agents. He has applied agent-based modeling to simulate the spread of MRSA bacteria, to forecast economic panics and to predict consumer behavior, among other projects.

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