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Charles (Chick) Macal

Charles (Chick) Macal is a senior systems engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. He specializes in a type of computer simulation called agent-based modeling, which calculates likely decisions for each "actor"— one person, for example—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.


Read his profile at Innovators, Argonne's profiles of researchers from around the lab.

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Taken on March 31, 2011