Ian studies collective human intelligence. His research uses memes to gain insight into the propagation of ideas across networks and the outcomes thereof. Ian is an empiricist who also uses simulation methods to investigate individuals and populations.

Ian is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. He is advised by Professor Gerald Cupchik. Ian holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science with a minor in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.