Our administration building gets a new name: Merten Hall

Dedication of Merten Hall, Alan Merten seated at far right, Sally Merten second from the left

I just returned from the dedication of Merten Hall this afternoon. Named after Mason’s President Emeritus Alan Merten and his wife Sally. I had the honor of working for Dr. Merten for more than a decade and I can say the honor was extremely well deserved. Alan and Sally worked as a wonderful team on behalf of the University and they were, together, instrumental in the growth of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.

Merten Hall, George Mason University


This time not referring to the University, but rather to our own homegrown and widely used java-based simulator for agent based modeling. You can find it here. The link has great simulation demonstrations that you can watch in your browser.

What does MASON stand for as an acronym?

From the web site:
” Multi-Agent Simulator ONeighborhoods… or Networks… or something… “