CK Kaligotla

Assistant Professor, Management Information System



Chaitanya “CK” Kaligotla is an Assistant Professor at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.  He previously held Computational Social Scientist, and postdoctoral appointments, at Argonne National Laboratory as well as the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering at The University of Chicago. CK earned his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences at INSEAD. CK also has a diverse industry background in management consulting, analytics, and manufacturing operations worldwide.

In his research, CK uses different computational and analytical methods to study information diffusion and decision behavior in complex systems, applied to big questions in public health and information domains. The central methodological theme in his work is the use of empirical approaches and first-principle based computational modeling techniques (such as agent-based models) to augment traditional theoretical, empirical, and experimental analyses.

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Selected Publications

articles and reports

Lindau, S. T., Makelarski, J. A., Kaligotla, C., Abramsohn, E. M., Beiser, D. G., Chou, C., ... Tung, E. L. (2021). Building and experimenting with an agent-based model to study the population-level impact of CommunityRx, a clinic-based community resource referral intervention. PLoS Computational Biology, 17(10).

Kaligotla, C., Yücesan, E., & Chick, S. E. (2020). Diffusion of competing rumours on social media. Journal of Simulation.

Kaligotla, C., Ozik, J., Collier, N., Macal, C. M., Boyd, K., Makelarski, J., ... Lindau, S. T. (2020). Model exploration of an information-based healthcare intervention using parallelization and active learning. JASSS, 23(4), 1-30.

books chapters and monographs

Macal, C., & Kaligotla, C. (2017). Social and Behavioral Simulation. In Tolk, A., Fowler, J., Shao, G., & Yucesan, E. (Eds.), Advances in Modeling and Simulation: Seminal Research from 50 Years of Winter Simulation Conferences (Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications) (pp. 315-332). Singapore, Singapore, Republic of: Springer.