Meysam Alizadeh

Born in Iran in 1985, Meysam Alizadeh received a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology and an MS in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh before joining Mason's Department of Computational Social Science as a Ph.D. student in fall 2013. His research background includes artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, and fuzzy systems modeling. Currently, his research interests are agent-based modeling, international conflict, civil wars, intergroup conflict, human cooperation, and opinion dynamics.

Adviser: Professor Cioffi-Revilla


Alizadeh, Meysam, Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (2015). Activation Regimes in Opinion Dynamics: More Contact Between Radicals and Others can Reduce Extremism. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. Forthcoming in June issue.

Alizadeh, Meysam, Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, and Crooks, Andrew (2015). The Effect of In-Group Favoritism on the Collective Behavior of Individuals’ Opinions. Advances in Complex Systems, 18.

Alizadeh, Meysam, Coman, Alin, Lewis, Michael and Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (2014). Intergroup Conflict Escalation Leads to more Extremism. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 17(4), 4.

Alizadeh, Meysam, Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio (2014). Distributions of Opinion and Extremist Radicalization: Insights from Agent-Based Modeling. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics, Barcelona, Spain, 10-13 November.