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Meet the DySoC Members

DySoC's Executive Committee: Sergey Gavrilets, Alex Bentley, Michael Blum, Aleydis Van De Moortel, and Suzie Allard.

Core Faculty

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Sergey Gavrilets, Director

EEB, Mathematics, NIMBioS, UT; Anthropology, Oxford Univ.
Mathematical modeling; biological, social, and cultural evolution
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Suzie Allard

Information Sciences, UT
Science data, sociocultural issues related to science information and communication
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David Anderson

Anthropology, UT
Eastern U.S. prehistoric and historic archaeology, development of cultural complexity, colonization and migration
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Suresh Babu

Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, UT
Diffusion and adoption of innovations
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Alex Bentley

Anthropology, UT
Culture evolution, computational social science
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Michael Blum

EEB, UT
Disaster recovery; conservation and management
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Chien-fei Chen

Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electrical Energy Transmission Networks, Sociology
Environmental sociology, social inequality, energy justice
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Stephen Collins-Elliott

Classics, UT
Roman archaeology and ancient food consumption; archaeology of Morocco; Roman Republic; Bayesian statistics
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Harry Dahms

Sociology, UT
Economic sociology, political economy, and comparative sociology
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Nina Fefferman

EEB, Mathematics, NIMBioS, UT
Complex systems, networks, human societal infrastructure
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Hillary Fouts

Child and Family Studies, UT
Parenting strategies, children's social learning and play, small-scale hunter-gatherers and farmers
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Louis J. Gross

EEB and Mathematics; NIMBioS, UT
Mathematical modeling, sustainability
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Catherine A. Luther

School of Journalism and Electronic Media, UT
International/intercultural communication, issues involving media, conflict, and security, and the intersections of media, gender, and race/ethnicity.
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Oleg Manaev

Political Science, UT
Mass, political and comparative international communication; political process and public opinion; media, politics and democracy
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Mike McKinney

Earth and Planetary Sciences, UT
Effects of human activities and urbanization on biodiversity, conservation biology, sustainability
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Brandon Prins

Political Science, UT
International politics, political violence, war, terrorism, and maritime piracy
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Garriy Shteynberg

Psychology, UT
Collective learning, shared attention, cultural emergence, social norms
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George Siopsis

Physics, UT
Quantum game theory, quantum computing
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Christopher Strickland

Mathematics, UT
Opinion dynamics, network structure, susceptibility to viral concepts
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Mariam Thalos

Philosophy, UT
Theory of freedom, issues of public policy
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Aleydis Van De Moortel

Classics, UT
Complex societies in Bronze Age Greece, social practices, craft production, ancient and medieval seafaring
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Associated Researchers

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Gordon Burghardt

Psychology, UT
Evolution of play and rituals
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Elizabeth Derryberry

EEB, UT
Behavioral and cultural evolution
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Todd M. Freeberg.

Todd M. Freeberg

Psychology, EEB, UT
Complexity of communicative signals
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Postdocs and Graduate Students

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Simon Carrignon

Postdoctoral Fellow: DySoC/NIMBioS/Anthropology/School of Information Science, UT
Computational social sciences
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Damien Ruck

Postdoctoral fellow, Anthropology, UT
Dynamics of cultural values, development, complex systems, cultural evolution, computational social science
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Denis Tverskoi

Postdoctoral Fellow: DySoC/NIMBioS/Advanced Manufacturing Program, UT
Mathematical modeling, social evolution, social norms and institutions
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Xiaojing Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow: Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Transmission (CURENT), UTK
Social psychology, decision making, individual differences, survey-experiment design, data analytics
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Contact DySoC
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University of Tennessee
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