September 27, 2012Dr. Charles Perreault
Dr. Perreault is a Paleolithic archaeologist who is interested in both prehistory of the Tibetan Plateau and Mongolia, and the origins of culture and gene-culture coevolution. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA and a master’s in anthropology from the Université de Montréal, and is currently an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.
October 11, 2012Dr. Simon DeDeo
Simon DeDeo is an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. He holds an A.B. in astrophysics from Harvard, a Master’s in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. His recent past includes post doctoral fellowships at the Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe at the University of Tokyo and at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago.
October 18, 2012Dr. Agustín Fuentes
Agustín Fuentes completed a B.A. in Zoology and Anthropology, and an M.A. & Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His current foci include cooperation and bonding in human evolution, ethnoprimatology and multispecies anthropology, evolutionary theory, and public perceptions of, and interdisciplinary approaches to, human nature(s).
October 25, 2012Dr. Marco A. Janssen
Dr. Janssen is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University, Tempe. His research is focused on understanding how people solve collective problems at different levels of scale, especially those problems related to sustainability of our environment: What makes groups cooperate? What is the role of information? How does the ecological context affect the social fabric? How do they deal with a changing environment? How can we use these insight to address global challenges? These questions are approached via behavioral experiments, agent-based modeling and case study analysis.
November 1, 2012Michael J. O'Brien
Dr. O'Brien is the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Museum of Anthropology, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was awarded a B.A. from Rice University in 1972 and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He is a pioneer in the application of evolutionary theory to the archaeological record, including the use of phylogenetic methods, especially cladistics, in archaeology.
November 7, 2012Enrico R. Crema
Enrico Crema is a PhD student at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL (United Kingdom). His doctoral project investigates the dynamics of changes in the settlement system of Jomon hunter-gatherers by means of spatial analysis and agent-based simulations, and was jointly supervised by Andrew Bevan and Mark Lake. He obtained his BA (with honours) in Italy at the Department of Oriental History in the University of Bologna, where he participated in several field projects in the Sultanate of Oman and Tunisia. He then obtained a MSc in GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology at UCL, with a thesis centred on the development of new spatio-temporal analysis specifically aimed for archaeologists. His research interests spreads from the application and development of quantitative and computational methods (using software packages such as R, GRASS, NetLogo and Repast) to human behavioural ecology, dual-inheritance theory, settlement archaeology, and hunter-gatherer studies.
November 29, 2012Dr. Elissa Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz is an assistant professor in Washington State University's School of Biological Sciences where she specializes in Infectious Disease Dynamics. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Mount Sinai-NYU; she also served as a Postdoc in Biomathematics and Biostatistics at UCLA. Her research combines experimental and theoretical techniques to investigate mechanisms in virology, immunology, and infectious disease epidemiology.
December 6, 2012Dr. Katie Hinde
Dr. Hinde is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University and directs the Comparative Lactation Laboratory of the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA.