Meet a Student: Meysam Alizadeh

Meysam Alizadeh is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computational Social Science. His research interests lie in opinion dynamics, intergroup conflict, human cooperation, and civil war.

What is your background?

My background is in industrial engineering, evolutionary algorithms, and system modeling.

Why did you choose CSS at GMU?

CSS at GMU is among the few departments in the U.S. which offers specialized courses in CSS. Also the faculty members’ specializations cover various areas of the CSS.

What courses have you done and what have you enjoyed about them?

I have taken CSS 600, 605, 610, 620, 625, and 645. What I have enjoyed about almost all classes is that the readings have been chosen delicately so that students can learn all required fundamentals.

What is your research area/PhD topic?

My research area is international conflict.