Senior fellows are key partners in our institute’s efforts to build sustainable, collaborative relationships in the academic, industrial, and public sectors. As thought leaders in their respective fields, they help to elevate the stature of our research programs and expand our reach across disciplinary boundaries.


At the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, we use an information biology approach to predict, explain, and visualize the behavior of massively interactive systems.

As long-term institutional partners, our senior fellows have an insider’s understanding of how powerfully those insights can be applied across a variety of fields. This select group of distinguished scholars and administrators helps to connect institutional research efforts to rich areas of collaboration.

For instance, under the guidance of our senior fellows, the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech has positioned itself to help lead the global conversation on infrastructural resilience.

Partnering with institutions from around the world, we brought the 2015 International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure to the heart of U.S. federal policymaking: Washington D.C. In this way, we were able to help spearhead the conversation on how a biocomplexity approach can be leveraged across science, governance, and business to answer mounting pressures on our global urban infrastructure. 


Principal Investigators

Knox Paul

Paul Knox

Distinguished Fellow Professor

Montague Read

Read Montague

Senior Fellow Professor

Tyson John

John Tyson

Fellow and Professor



  • Tyson J. Interviewed by Rogers J. John Tyson elected as Fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology. VT News. 2017.
  • Swarup S, Gohlke J, Bohland J. A Multi-agent Model of Population Heat Exposure. Presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Agent-based modeling of urban systems (ABMUS), Sao Paulo, Brazil ; 2017.