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Applications are invited in the area of energy-economy modeling. The applications should be within scope of the ACEGES project (http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/lmbs/research/cibs/cibs-scenario-planning/cibs-scenario-planning_home.cfm). The ACEGES software, the main output of the ACEGES project, is developed in MASON.  

In particular, we encourage applications that aim to investigate the relationship between i) the  spot price of crude oil, ii) expectations of future oil prices, iii) the price of crude oil futures, iv) the oil futures spread (defined as the percent deviation of the oil futures price from the spot price of oil) and v)oil supply shocks. The overall research aim is to investigate what determines the spot and futures price of crude oil and the importance of the evolution of the price of oil in explaining oil production of OPEC and non-OPEC countries. 

 Applicants are expected to have a Masterís degree with a strong quantitative, mathematical or statistical focus. Programming experience in Java and MASON is desirable.  

It is intended that successful applicants are enrolled before the 1st December 2010.  There would be a generic advertisement in the national print and electronic media. 

Regards,
Vlasios
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Dr Vlasios Voudouris  <[log in to unmask]
Senior Lecturer - Quantitative and Computational Economist
Centre for International Business and Sustainability
London Metropolitan Business School
London Metropolitan University
84 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SQ, UK 

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On 19 Jul 2010, at 21:44, Steven Saul wrote:

Found the error, as usual simple foolishness on my part.  parallel
sequence does work like a charm!

Some text forthcoming about my project and publications in response to
your proposal note.

Thanks!
Steve


Parallel sequences should work like a charm: for example MASON's
HeatBugs example uses one.

We recently had some discussion on the list about making sure that the
parallel sequence's threads are properly gathered by simulation's end,
but that shouldn't affect you at all.

The entire of a parallel sequence will be executed in one step.  So
for example if you want all your fish to gather read-only (be
threadsafe remember) information about their world, and have four CPUs
on your machine, you could create a ParallelSequence which holds four
Sequences, and load your fish, roughly balanced, into those four
Sequences.  Each time the schedule steps, all the fish will be stepped
once.

Some possible places where you might be making an error: any chance
you're rescheduling your fish agents rather than rescheduling the
ParallelSequence?  And don't use a RandomSequence inside a
ParallelSequence.

Sean

On Jul 19, 2010, at 3:31 PM, Steven Saul wrote:

Hi Sean,

Quick question:  should a parallel sequence work when running my
simulation using the GUI?  I use the GUI just to de-bug and make
sure I
coded something correctly.  With the parallel sequence, the simulation
seems to go from start right to the end without stepping anything.  It
runs fine on the command line.  I assume this is a coding error on my
side, but just wanted to make sure.
Otherwise, I nearly have the whole sim parallelized including events
that
don't happen each time step such as initialziation of objects and
recuitment events.

Thanks,
Steve


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Steven Saul, M.A.
Graduate Assistant, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
Cooperative Unit for Fisheries Education and Research
University of Miami - RSMAS
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, Florida  33149
+ 1 305-421-4831
http://cufer.rsmas.miami.edu



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Steven Saul, M.A.
Graduate Assistant, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
Cooperative Unit for Fisheries Education and Research
University of Miami - RSMAS
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, Florida  33149
+ 1 305-421-4831
http://cufer.rsmas.miami.edu