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June 14 to June 27, 2020 | Northwestern University | Chicago, Illinois
Joshua Becker is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Kellogg School of Management and a researcher in residence at the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems. Joshua will be starting on faculty somewhere awesome in Fall 2020, TBA. They use agent-based models and online laboratory methods to study collective intelligence and group decision-making. Joshua's current reserach focuses on how social influence in networks can improve or undermine factual belief accuracy.
Kat Albrecht is a Law and Sciences Fellow in sociology and the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University. She is also a member of Luis Amaral’s Complex Systems Lab in the McCormick School of Engineering. Kat’s work sits at the intersection of computational social science and law, where she uses innovative computational techniques to study school gun violence, felony murder, Title IX policy, and racial disparity in arrest. Her work has been published in outlets like Nature Human Behavior, Law and Policy, and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Kat is also pleased to be an a research affiliate of the Duke University Center for Firearms Law in 2020.
Andrew Thompson is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Northwestern University. His research interests span public opinion, causal inference, climate change, and immigration. His current work explores how demographic changes affect political attitudes and policy opinion using experimental and computational methods. In 2021, Andrew will start at George Washington as Assistant Professor within the Department of Political Science. Andrew holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Marquette University.
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Matt Salganik, Chris Bail, Dan Ariely, Zeynep Tufeckci, Elizabeth Bruch
Sheena is an assistant professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Sheena co-directs the Technology for Social Good | Research and Design Lab with Dr. Denise Nacu.
James Evans is a Professor at the University of Chicago and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Professor Evans is the Director of the Knowledge Lab and the founder and director of the Computational Social Science program at the University of Chicago.
Rochelle Terman is the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where she will begin as Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. She studies international norms, gender, and advocacy, with a focus on the Muslim world.
Henry Dambanemuya is a Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program in computer science and communications at Northwestern University. His doctoral research, supervised by Ágnes Horvát, advances complex network analysis and machine learning methods to better understand the structure and dynamics of social processes and has been published in Mary Ann Liebert’s Big Data journal as well as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) proceedings.
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