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.