James R. Thompson

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Complex Systems Summer School 2016


James R Thompson, MITRE Corporation

My research interests include the implementation and application of various stochastic modeling techniques including agent-based models, large-scale discrete-event simulations, and systems dynamics. I also have a keen interest in finding improved methods of time series analysis with an emphasis on heavy-tailed distributions, long memory, and multifractal analysis. I hold a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering and currently work for MITRE corporation.

My circuitous career has included (in no particular order) manufacturing engineer, logistics manager, construction project manager, strategic sourcing manager, consultant, teacher, painter, Christmas tree farmer, cattle-hand, lifeguard and Marine.