I earned my PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where I was a member of the Network Dynamics Group
. My academic research
in Computational Social Science has been published in Science
, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
, and elsewhere
I am currently a data scientist at Amazon Robotics
, where I'm working on improving robotic fulfillment centers and expanding the delivery network that handles billions of packages each year
I previously worked as a data scientist at Facebook, where I addressed site integrity problems for Instagram, including the measurement and automated removal of objectionable content.
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 Academic Research
section for more information.