For years, Prof. Smaldino has been teaching UC Merced students how to understand human behavior and society by building mathematical models and computer simulations.
Now he's sharing that knowledge with the whole world in his forthcoming book Modeling Social Behavior, due out in October from Princeton University Press. In the words of one reviewer, "If you are interested in computational social sciences and how to model social and cultural dynamics, this is your book.” (Riccardo Fusaroli, Aarhus University)
For more information and pre-orders: https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691224145/modeling-social-behavior
Interested students at UC Merced can learn directly from Prof. Smaldino by taking his course by the same name (Modeling Social Behavior), either COGS 122 for undergraduates and COGS 222 for graduate students.