Associate Professor (Term)
Center for Social Complexity
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
College of Science
George Mason University, MS 6B2
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Office: Research Hall rm 378
Welcome to My Little Lab website
I am an Associate Professor at George Mason University in the College of Science within the
Department of Computational and Data Sciences (but collaborate with colleagues across the university).
I teach data science and computational social science (CSS) courses at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. For over a dozen years, I have been leading CSS modeling projects and recently
completed a project characterizing the reaction of the population of
New York city to a nuclear weapon detonation. I came to Mason after completing successful careers in federal
civil service and military service and earned a PhD late in life. My research area is modeling our
cognitive processes and behavior using cognitive models and agent-based models of small groups to societies.
My office is the Center for Social Complexity where I am a co-Director.