Brian J. Goode, Ph. D., is a research scientist in the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (SDAL) of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech. Brian received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with an Office of Naval Research (ONR) assistantship focusing differential game control theory to form dynamic strategies. Presently, Brian's research focuses on developing methods to bring more reproducible and replicable research to the social sciences. His areas of applied research are social media analysis, modeling cascade behaviors, identifying trends of metaphors in blogs, and modeling population level behaviors using theories in statistical mechanics. In particular, Brian has experience developing platforms to conduct experiments related to on-line interactions, including social media.