Award Name : National Medal of Science
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Social sciences
Location : Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Robert Marshall Axelrod (born May 29, 1943) is an American political scientist. He is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan where he has been since 1974. He is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation, which has been cited in numerous articles. His current research interests include complexity theory (especially agent-based modeling), international security, and cyber security. Axelrod is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.In 2014, he received the National Medal of Science.