Accession Number:

ADA180814

Title:

Recent Contributions of Information Sciences Research at RAND to Modeling-and Simulation-Based Policy Analysis,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

RANDs current research agenda involves not only the development of new tools and techniques but also applications of those tools to current policy analysis issues. Recent research contributions include work in simulation methodology, parallel processing, and man-machine interface designs. This Note presents examples of this research an interactive algebra tutor an expert system designed to assist claims adjusters in asbestos litigation a database management system applied to a network of emergency communications stations and strategic and tactical wargaming applications. Now, as in the past, RAND provides a unique environment for information sciences research. An ongoing history of pure research has made key artificial intelligence and other computing techniques available to RAND scientists. The scientists have in turn recognized the powerful potential of these techniques and have used them effectively to address a variety of problems. At RAND, the analyst seeking the answer to an important policy question works side by side with computer specialists who strive to build new tools for the analysts quest. Keywords Simulation and expert system methodology Parallel processing Man-machine interface.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE