Milena Tsvetkova is Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Cornell University and postdoctoral research at the Oxford Internet Institute. In her research, she uses large-scale web-based experiments, network analysis of online data, and agent-based modeling to investigate fundamental social phenomena such as cooperation, social contagion, segregation, and inequality. Her work has a particular focus on identifying social mechanisms and accounting for complex dynamics.
Brent Simpson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, and former co-editor of the ASA journal Social Psychology Quarterly. He is a sociological social psychologist with substantive research interests in prosocial behavior (e.g., trust, altruism, and cooperation), collective action, inequality, and discrimination. His recent research using laboratory and web-based experiments to address these issues has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, PNAS, and other outlets.