Loren Cobb is an applied mathematician and statistician who specializes in dynamic spatial models of general social processes, including epidemics, public health emergencies, refugee problems, population flows, economic collapse, ethnic cleansing, governmental dysfunction, and civil wars. Loren has written numerous simulation models of societies in extreme distress. These models have been used for the past 16 years in international civil-military-police exercises in complex humanitarian emergencies, disaster relief operations, United Nations peacekeeping operations, and refugee resettlement issues. He is the director of the CU Denver Statistical Consulting Service, the co-lead of the research seminar in data assimilation for the CU Denver Center for Computational Mathematics, and an associate research professor at the CU Denver mathematics department. Loren holds a doctorate in mathematical sociology from Cornell University.