I earned my PhD from the University of Pennsylvania
, where my research focused on Computational Social Science
as part of the Network Dynamics Group
. My research
has been published in Science
, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
, and elsewhere.
I am currently a data scientist at Facebook
, where I work on integrity problems for Instagram.
My research sits at the intersection of the social sciences, physics, and computer science. I am interested in how individual actions give rise to collective phenomena in large populations. Applications include the complex interplay of social forces that produce collective intelligence
, group problem-solving
, consensus formation
, and social norms
in human social systems.
To understand the dynamics of such systems, I rely on agent-based models to gain theoretical traction on a social behavior. Then, I test these ideas using online experiments to see if these theories hold true.
See the Research
tab for more information.