Research Scientist
CTRL-labs
1001 6th Ave, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
phone: +1 (302) 566-5456
email: mizzao@gmail.com

I build intelligent systems of people and computers, and multidisciplinary teams that make such systems possible. My expertise spans machine learning, data visualization, human-computer interaction, software engineering, experiment design, causal inference, economics, and statistics.

Experience

Research Scientist, CTRL-labs (New York, NY) November 2017—present

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) July 2017—November 2017

Microsoft Research
2015—2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Social Science (New York, NY)
Summer 2013, 2014 Research Intern, Computational Social Science (New York, NY)
Summer 2012 Research Intern, Adaptive Systems and Interaction (Redmond, WA)

Goldman Sachs
Summer 2007, 2008 Summer Analyst, Quant Strategies (London, England and New York, NY)

Education

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Ph.D., Computer Science May 2015
Dissertation: Experimental Studies of Human Behavior in Social Computing Systems
S.M., Computer Science May 2012

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
B.S., Economics, The Wharton School
B.S.E., Computer Science; summa cum laude (GPA: 3.89 / 4.0) May 2009

Qualifications

Scientific Research: 10 peer-reviewed publications with over 400 citations (h-index: 10) in top computer science conferences (AAAI, EC, HCOMP) and interdisciplinary journals (Nature Communications, PLoS ONE) spanning artificial intelligence, human computation, and computational social science. 31 invited talks at universities, research labs, and conferences worldwide. Program committee member for over 8 international conferences in computer science and computational social science, including WWW, IJCAI, AAAI, AAMAS, EC, HCOMP, and ICWSM. For details see my CV.

Open-source: TurkServer, a real-time web platform for conducting online experiments of collective behavior. CrowdMapper, a collaborative crisis mapping web app for studying teamwork and collective intelligence (see talk). Creator of several widely used packages and active contributor in the OSS web development community (see GitHub). Top 2% contributor on StackOverflow.

Programming: JavaScript, ES5–ES7 (highly proficient); Python (proficient); Java (prior experience).

Digital Fabrication: CAD/CAM CNC machining, microcontroller programming and circuit design, laser cutting, 3D printing, casting and composites. See my work from MIT’s How to Make (Almost) Anything.

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