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Michael Macy

Michael Macy is the Goldwin-Smith Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. In a series of studies funded by the National Science Foun- dation, he has used computational models and laboratory experiments with human subjects to explore how local interactions might generate familiar but enigmatic social patterns, such as the emergence and collapse of trust, cooperation, fads, and false beliefs. He currently leads a team of social, information, and computer scientists who are using digital traces of computer-mediated interaction to study peer influence and diffusion in online networks.

372 Uris Hall
United States

Email: mwm14@cornell.edu
Web: http://people.cornell.edu/pages/mwm14/

Yoshimichi Sato

Yoshimichi Sato is Distinguished Professor of Tohoku University. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. from Tohoku University. He had previously taught at Yokohama City University. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago and Cornell University. He was a former President of the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology and is currently an Executive Member of the International Sociological Association. He conducts research in social change, trust, and social stratification by rational choice theory, game theory, and agent-based modeling. He has published numerous books, chapters, and journal articles. His recent publications include two books entitled: Intentional Social Change: A Rational Choice Theory (Trans Pacific Press, 2006) and Deciphering Stratification and Inequality: Japan and Beyond (Trans Pacific Press, 2007).

Faculty of Arts and Letters
Tohoku University
Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576,

Email: ysato@sal.tohoku.ac.jp


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