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Erika Frydenlund


Erika Frydenlund is a current GPIS Ph.D. student from Virginia Beach, Va. She received a B.S. in math from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. in Statistics from Virginia Tech. Her areas of concentration in GPIS are International Political Economy, Modeling and Simulation, and Women’s Studies. Erika is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Nancy Topping Bazin Scholarship, given by the Friends of Women’s Studies at ODU. Erika’s recent conference presentations include:


o   Earnest, David C. and Erika Frydenlund. “mSafety: an ABM of Community Information-Sharing to Improve Public Safety.” Prepared for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems: Energy, Information, and Intelligence, Arlington, VA, November 2011

o   “Dynamic Attitudes about Motherhood: Modeling Family Planning Policies in Japan.” Prepared for the Computational Social Sciences Society of America 2011 Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 2011

o   “Glocalizing Activism: Engendering Refugee Studies through Service-Learning.” Prepared for the IDEA Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global Conference, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, June 2011

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