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New Online Fall Course Addition - CDS 490-DL3 - Directed Study and Research: Component Modeling using Julia

In this course, students will learn the basics of the Julia programming language ( and explore the Mimi package ( Mimi has been designed by Prof. David Anthoff of UC-Berkeley, in connection with Resources for the Future’s Social Cost of Carbon Initiative ( Mimi is a framework for developing larger models as a set of component modules, which can be easily interchanged. It has primarily been applied to climate-economy models, but we will also consider other potential applications.

*Effective Fall 2020, Dr. Rothman is the newest member of the Department of Computational and Data Sciences.  He comes to Mason via the University of Denver.  His research focuses on global long-term interactions between the environment and human development.