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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media & Information, and am affiliated with both the BITLab and the GEL lab. I also hold a courtesy appointment in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

I study, and build, collective intelligence. A foundation for my work is a perspective that as a species, we collectively adapt our shared knowledge, and this determines our ability to survive.  Our species’ ability to successfully update its shared knowledge in response to a changing environment depends both upon how individuals assimilate information, and how information is passed between people.  Thus, I strive to understand how these properties vary and interact, as well as the broader implications of this variance.

I am eager to meet and work with both graduate and undergraduate students.  For a list of my current projects and opportunities to contribute, please see my research page.