My main research interests are to understand and motivate the design of hybrid systems of humans and computers. Human interaction on the Internet drives everything from content generation to open source software to collaborative problem solving, and my goals are to understand why it works and how to make it more efficient. My research covers topics such as crowdsourcing/peer production, online communities, human computation, collaborative filtering, and information aggregation, using an array of tools including statistical modeling, machine learning, optimization, game theory, and
computational and experimental approaches.
As an undergrad, I worked on systems and security research at the University of Pennsylvania with Micah Sherr and Boon Thau Loo. As a result, I love applying my systems knowledge to new projects and working on research that involves significant computational implementation or empirical experiments.
I received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2009, and a S.M. from Harvard University in 2012.
Curriculum Vitae (Updated January 2013)