John Lang is currently working with Dr. P.J. Lamberson as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Hans de Sterck (now at Monash University) and in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Abrams (Northwestern University). His Ph.D. thesis focused on modeling social processes at both the individual and population levels. He previously completed an M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Alberta, and an M.Sc. (Honors) in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia.