About the Editors


Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, PhD
Complex Systems Center
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, USA


Dr. Hébert-Dufresne obtained his PhD in physics in from Université Laval in Québec, Canada. He then branched out in different avenues of complex systems modeling, first as a James S. McDonnell Foundation Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and later as a researcher at the Institute for Disease Modeling. Now at the Vermont Complex Systems Center, he leads the Laboratory for Structure and Dynamics whose research focuses on the interaction and coevolution of structure and dynamics. Recent examples include social networks interacting with the spread of diseases and ideas, the shape of forests interacting with forest fires, cultural adaptations emerging to answer societal challenges, and the structure of metabolic networks influencing interactions in microbial communities.

Associate Editors

Antoine Allard, PhD
Université Laval
Québec, QC, Canada


Antoine is an Associate Professor of Physics at Université Laval (Québec, Canada) where he holds the Sentinelle Nord Research Chair on Applications and Theory of Network Analysis and co-leads the Dynamica Research Lab on the structure and the dynamics of complex systems. His research combines statistical mechanics, graph theory, nonlinear dynamics, and geometry to develop mathematical models of complex networks and to study the structure/function relationship specific to complex systems. His work finds applications in neuroscience, epidemiology, computer science, and ecology. 

Veronica Roberta Cappelli, PHD
IESE Business School
Barcelona, Spain

Veronica Roberta Cappelli is an Assistant Professor of Managerial Decision Sciences at IESE Business School. She received her Ph.D. in Economics and Decision Sciences from HEC Paris and her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences, together with her M.Phil. in Statistics, from Bocconi University.
Her research is multidisciplinary, ranging from behavioral economics to management and complex systems. Her primary focus is on the analysis of individual and organizational decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and over time, that she studies using formal, computational, and experimental methods. Her more recent work investigates the determinants of the dynamics of growth of companies.

Joshua Garland, PhD
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA


Joshua received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado and a dual B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Colorado Mesa University. His areas of interest focus on a wide variety of complex systems and applications, such as the climate, ecology, politics, dynamical systems, and many more. However, as faculty at the Center on Narrative, Disinformation and Strategic Influence at ASU, Joshua primarily focuses on one system-online human social dynamics. In this capacity, he is combining social theory, machine learning, time series analysis, and natural language processing to understand the fascinating intersections of AI, global politics, social media, narratives, disinformation, and strategic influence.

Elizabeth A. Hobson, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Ohio, USA


Research in the Hobson Lab focuses on social information: what do animals know about their social worlds, how do they come to know it, and what do they do with that information? To address these questions, we integrate aspects of ecology and evolution to determine how the combination of sociality and cognition affect the emergence of group social structures from a combination of individual-level social actions, cognitive abilities, and decisions about future interactions. Detecting the use of social information provides new insight into the connections between social decisions and cognitive processing, how they can be affected by ecological dynamics, and how they can lead to the evolution of complex sociality.

Hyejin Youn, PhD
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, USA

Hyejin is an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at Northwestern University and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. Before joining Northwestern, she was a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Media Lab, and a senior research fellow at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Her research areas include urban scaling, technology innovation, economic complexity, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and the future of work.

Luis Zaman, PhD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Luis is an Assistant Professor with the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. His research takes a deeply interdisciplinary approach to understanding why evolution appears so relentless and creative. Luis's lab uses experimental evolution of two very different model systems: 1) populations of self-replicating computer programs or digital organisms, and 2) microbial communities consisting of bacteria and bacteriophage (viruses that infect bacteria). The common thread running through all his research interests is understanding the evolution of diversity, complexity, and evolvability, and how the interplay between ecology and (co)evolution drives these phenomena.

Advisory Editor

Efi Rousi, PhD

Efi is a climate scientist and is an in-house editor at Nature Communications, where she handles manuscripts related to physical climatology, oceanography, and climate impacts. She obtained her PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Free University of Berlin and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Her research focused on atmospheric circulation, climate change, and climate extremes. Efi is based in the Berlin office.

Editorial Board Members

Josh Bongard, PhD, University of Vermont, VT, USA
Jana Lasser, PhD, University of Graz and Complexity Science Hub, Graz and Vienna, Austria
Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
Mirta Galesic, PhD, Santa Fe Institute, NM, USA
Markus Luczak-Roesch, PhD, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Deok-Sun Lee, PhD, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Cristopher Moore, PhD, Santa Fe Institute, NM, USA
Daniela Paolotti, PhD, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy
Orit Peleg, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
Hiroki Sayama, PhD, Binghamton University, NY, USA

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