Zach is a fifth-year PhD candidate working with Dr. Chris Riedl as part of the CSSL Lab. Zach is primarily interested in organizational theory and the evolution of social behaviors. His research utilizes simulation modeling, surveys, and data analysis to better understand how social groups can emergently coordinate to learn, innovate, and solve problems. Currently, he is undertaking research on cooperative crowd work, and the evolution of signaling systems in social organisms. Zach received his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Mathematics and Economics and minoring in Computer Science and Statistics.