Professor Robert Axtell uses modern computing and data to advance the social sciences, specifically economics. His research has appeared in "Science," "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA," and in leading field journals, such as the "American Economic Review," "Economic Journal," "Sustainability Science," and "Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems." He is currently Professor at George Mason University, Visiting Professor at MIT, and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Previously he was Visiting Professor in the Complexity Economics Programme at the University of Oxford, Visiting Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, Mellon Visiting Distinguished Professor at Middlebury College, Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.