Fabio Correa

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Complex Systems Summer School 2016


Fabio Correa, University of Maryland

Interests for projects at CSSS

  • Agent-based models
  • Multi-scale models
  • Statistics
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology
  • Coupled social-natural systems
  • Adaptive systems
  • Emergent patterns
  • Complex network topology
  • Public health
  • Public policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics

Software and languages

  • C++
  • Git
  • R
  • NetLogo
  • MatLab
  • Mathematica
  • Linux
  • Python


In 2015 Fabio joined the University of Maryland's doctoral program in Anthropology. This is the latest step in the continuous evolution of his career, marked by interdisciplinary research: his BSc Physics dissertation was a project on low-energy particle physics; his MSc Physics dissertation was a computer simulation project on epidemics on complex networks; for several years he has been developing high-performance computer simulations on the following subjects: the development cycle of the mosquito Aedes aegypti; the epidemic dynamics of dengue fever; the human behavior regarding the Aedes aegypti mosquito, water containers and dengue fever; and the social and cultural behavior of human communities. Fabio has worked as a simulation professional services consultant for the Colombian National Institute of Health, Conservation International, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Yale School of Public Health, and a subcontractor for UMD's National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.

Fabio has also been part of the Deaf community of Colombia for several years; also, his wife is Deaf. He worked at the Colombian National Institute for the Deaf as a Colombian Sign Language interpreter. He has been learning American Sign Language for some time and meets the American Deaf community on a regular basis.

In order to further his career, Fabio joined the Department of Anthropology as doctoral student. He will be working with Dr. Sean Downey in the development of new computational tools for anthropology.

Fabio is also a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman's course, ANTH222: Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology. In order to improve his skills as a teacher, he has been admitted into the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center - Graduate School International Teaching Fellows honorific program.

Fabio has been chosen by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology as a member of the BSOS Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council.