Morteza Dehghani is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at University of Southern California and a Research Fellow at ARTIS. Before joining ICT, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. His research interests include computational social sciences, cross cultural differences in moral decision making, analogical and case-based reasoning, and cognitive modeling of different aspects of cognition. Specifically, he is interested in the role of cultural products in decision making and in the emergence of sacred values. Morteza’s research approach consists of both conducting psychological experiments and computational cognitive modeling. He received a Ph.D. and MS from Northwestern University and MS and BS from University of California at Los Angeles.