Mauricio Salgado is PhD in Sociology (University of Surrey, UK). He is a Research Fellow and Associate Professor of sociology, formalisation and simulation of social dynamics at the School of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universidad Andrés Bello (Santiago de Chile), and Adjunct Researcher of the Millennium Nucleus Models of Crises. His current research interests include analytical and computational sociology, evolutionary game theory, the methodology of computer simulation (especially agent-based modelling), and experimental methods in the social sciences.
He teaches quantitative research methods and economic sociology. His work on computational sociology and agent-based modelling has been published in several books and scientific journals, such as the Journal of Archaeological Methods and Theory, the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, and Advances in Complex Systems.