Hi. I’m an assistant professor in the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford. My primary area of research is computational social science, an emerging discipline at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and the social sciences. I’m particularly interested in applying modern computational and statistical techniques to study social and political policies. For example, I've recently been looking at stop-and-frisk, swing voting, filter bubbles, do-not-track, and media bias. I intermittently blog at Messy Matters. I studied at the University of Chicago (B.S. in mathematics) and at Cornell (M.S. in computer science; Ph.D. in applied mathematics). Before joining Stanford, I spent seven years in New York City working as a senior researcher at Yahoo Labs and Microsoft Research. If you would like to chat, please stop by my office at HEC 356, or send me an .