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Overview

Renown social science expert specializing in agent-based modeling of the often non-linear responses of collective/social identity groups to sense-making crises.
Education
  • PhD - University of California-Irvine 1983
    Major: Cognitive and Social Science
    Dissertation Title: Perlocutionary Meaning
NPS Experience
  • 2011 - current: Research Professor
Other Experience
  • 1985 - 2011 Prin. Scientist, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center
  • 1984 - 1985 Knowledge/Language Engineer, Abacus Programming Corp
  • 1982 - 1984 Principal, Cognitive Assessment & Rehabilitation Systems
  • 1975 - 1982 Teaching Assistant, University of California Irvine
Research Interests
Understanding the sources of social resilience, stability and insurrection; MOOTW; non-linear <em>'emergent'</em> behavior; M&S of complex systems.
Teaching Interests
MV4657: (Modeling and Simulation of Societies in Conflict) and associated student thesis/dissertation advising.

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Licensures and Certifications
  • 2011 Certified K&F Group Facilitator and Instructor Training

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book Chapter
  • Hall, S. B., Blais, C. L., & Baird, R. G, (2017). Modeling Social System Resiliency: An Agent-Based Multiscale Approach. Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Security (pp. 473-494). Boca Raton, FL Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.