Dr Taha Yasseri introduces an edited volume that he has co-edited on “Computational Social Science”. The volume titled “At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science” (available for free) covers a wide range of topics in the emerging field of Computational Social Science, whit a look at the future of the field. The interest of physicists in economic and social questions is not new: for over four decades, we have witnessed the emergence of what is called nowadays “sociophysics and econophysics” that can be grouped into the common term “Interdisciplinary Physics”. With tools borrowed from Statistical Physics and Complexity, this new area of study have already made important contributions, which in turn have fostered the development of novel theoretical foundations in Social Science and Economics, via mathematical approaches, agent-based modelling and numerical simulations.

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