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Core Faculty

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Sergey Gavrilets, Director

EEB, Mathematics, NIMBioS, UTK; Anthropology, Oxford Univ.
Mathematical modeling, biological, social, and cultural evolution
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David Anderson

Anthropology, UTK
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, UTK
Diffusion and adoption of innovations
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Alex Bentley

Anthropology, UTK
Culture evolution, computational social science
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Yu-Ting Chen

Mathematics, UTK
Game theory, probability theory, stochastic partial differential equations, and interacting particle systems
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Stephen Collins-Elliott

Classics, UTK
Roman archaeology and ancient food consumption; archaeology of Morocco; Roman Republic; Bayesian statistics
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Nina Fefferman

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

Child and Family Studies, UTK
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, UTK
Mathematical modeling, sustainability
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Oleg Manaev

Political Science, UTK
Mass, political and comparative international communication; political process and public opinion; media, politics and democracy
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Brandon Prins

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

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

Physics, UTK
Quantum game theory, quantum computing
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Christopher Strickland

Mathematics, UTK
Opinion dynamics, network structure, susceptibility to viral concepts
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Aleydis Van De Moortel

Classics, UTK
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, UTK
Evolution of play and rituals
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Elizabeth Derryberry

EEB, UTK
Behavioral and cultural evolution
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Mahendra Duwal Shrestha

Lirio LLC, Knoxville

Todd M. Freeberg.

Todd M. Freeberg

Psychology, UTK
Complexity of communicative signals
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Michael Vose

Solution Consulting Group, Knoxville


Postdocs and Graduate Students

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Logan Scot Perry

Mathematics, UTK
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Damien Ruck

Postdoctoral fellow, Anthropology, UTK (Arriving Fall 2018)
Dynamics of cultural values, development, complex systems, cultural evolution, computational social science
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Contact DySoC
Sergey Gavrilets, Director
403B Austin Peay
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410
PH: (865) 974-8136
FAX: (865) 974-3067 Email
Website: http://www.dysoc.org

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