CMAC achieves impact by employing ground-breaking techniques. We have grouped our projects according to their predominant methods so as to clearly convey our research aims and how we attain those results.
In each of these categories, we deploy technology, grapple with complexity and incorporate all forms of the relevant expertise in a constant effort to better understand minds and cultures and to better inform the decisions we make in their nexus.
Modeling Social Systems
By modeling complex social systems, we predict trends, estimate threats, inform policy, test potential solutions, and ascertain the expected impacts of a changing world. We simulate the patterns of culture and individuals that compose human society to advance our understanding of the present and envision the possibilities of the future.
Engaging Virtual Environments
These projects apply the latest technologies to education and healing, creating interfaces and tangible experiences for virtual reality and internet-of-things devices. We access the power of an advancing sector to promote equality and inclusiveness, reduce suffering, and enhance our capacity to teach and learn.
Quantifying Identities and Ideologies
We distill insights about the worldviews and individual behaviors that propel both the concords and conflicts within our communities. These projects collect data through surveys, literature reviews, and comprehensive analyses to quantify the values, perceptions and belief systems of the self and the community.
Charting Academic Landscapes
We build databases, review existing academic practices, and facilitate conversations to help academic disciplines make smart decisions about how to direct their research efforts and resources. We create a richer understanding of the boundaries and activities of academic disciplines.