Rumen Iliev is a postdoctoral researcher at the Ford School of Public Policy and an ARTIS fellow. His main line of work has been on the overlap between cognition, morality and culture. He has conducted research on the cognitive properties of sacred values, on the role of perception of causality in moral reasoning, and on context effects in moral choice. A more recent interest of his is automated text analysis and using web data as a tool for understanding cultural dynamics and historical changes of moral values. Currently he is collaborating with Robert Axelrod on developing case-based methods for statistical analysis. Rumen obtained an MA degree in Psychology from Sofia University, and a PhD degree in Cognitive Psychology from Northwestern University.