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James Alt

James Alt

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government

James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of...

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Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, American University
Assistant Professor of Government at American University specializing in Congressional institutions and elections, applied statistics, and machine learning.
Peter Bol

Peter Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Peter K. Bol is the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century. He is the author of "This Culture of Ours": Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Neo-Confucianism in History... Read more about Peter Bol

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Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Assistant Professor of Sociology
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  I work primarily at the intersection of political and cultural sociology, but my... Read more about Bart Bonikowski
Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law
Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Tomiko Brown-Nagin is an award-winning legal historian and expert in constitutional law and education law and policy. She has published articles and book chapters on the Supreme Court’s equal protection jurisprudence, civil rights law and history, the Affordable Care Act and education reform in the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal and the Journal of Law & Education... Read more about Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government
Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Chan School of Public Health

Melani Cammett is Professor of Government at Harvard University. She specializes in the political economy of development and the Middle East and North...

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Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Melissa Dell is a professor in the Economics Department and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on long-run economic development... Read more about Melissa Dell
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Sean Bock

Sean Bock

Graduate student, Department of Sociology
I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. My research uses quantitative approaches to study topics broadly related to political... Read more about Sean Bock
Gwen Calais-Haase

Gwen Calais-Haase

PhD Candidate, Department of Government

Gwen Calais-Haase is a PhD Candidate with an academic focus on American Politics, Congress, Legislative Procedure, and Representation.

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Yi Hua Chen

Yi Hua Chen

Undergraduate in Quantitative Biology, Harvard College
Yi is a junior at Harvard College studying Chemical & Physical Biology. She is interested in understanding how individual components of biology work... Read more about Yi Hua Chen
Angel Navidad

Angel Navidad

Integrative Biology, Harvard College
I'm working as a Recruitment Coordinator at the Digital Lab for the Social Sciences. Interested in international affairs and education.
Casey Traverse

Casey Traverse

Communications Coordinator Intern, LISH
Casey Traverse is the Communications Coordinator Intern at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. She serves to manage all marketing and PR-related... Read more about Casey Traverse
Samuel Arbesman

Samuel Arbesman

Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

Sam Arbesman is a Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, working in the group of Nicholas Christakis. He completed a PhD in...

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Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Lead Instructor, GIS Institute (CGA)Professor, Dept of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
Scott is the Lead Instructor for the CGA GIS Institute. Scott has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. He holds an... Read more about Scott Bell
Yuting Chen

Yuting Chen

Visiting fellow, Center for Geographic Analysis

Yuting Chen is a PhD student from the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research primarily revolves around virtual geographic environment, geographic knowledge engineering and geospatial big data analysis... Read more about Yuting Chen

Bryce J. Dietrich

Bryce J. Dietrich

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Social Science Informatics, Political Science, and Iowa Informatics Initiative, University of Iowa
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lazer Lab, Northeastern University
My research uses Novel quantitative, automated, and machine learning methods to analyze Non-traditional data sources such as audio (or speech) data and video... Read more about Bryce J. Dietrich
Babak Fotouhi

Babak Fotouhi

JSMF Post-doctoral Fellow at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

Babak employs concepts from sociology, behavioral economics, and network science to study human behavior... Read more about Babak Fotouhi

Robert Gahl

Robert Gahl

Visiting Faculty Fellow, Human Flourishing Program
Associate Professor of Ethics, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Robert Gahl is the Vice Director of the Markets, Culture, and Ethics (MCE) Research Centre and of the Program of Church Management at the Pontifical...

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Ce Gao

Ce Gao

Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University
Peking University

Intellectual history of pre-modern China and database of digital humanity (CBDB)

Jonas Heite

Jonas Heite

Visiting Fellow, Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as well as LMU Munich
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as well as LMU Munich
Jonas is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and at the LMU Munich, Germany. He is a Visiting... Read more about Jonas Heite
Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill

Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Assistant Professor at University of Washington

Benjamin Mako Hill is a social scientist, technologist, and activist. In all three roles, he works to understand why some attempts at ... Read more about Benjamin Mako Hill
Yimei Huang

Yimei Huang

Fellow, China Biographical Database (CBDB) at IQSS

Yimei Huang is a Fellow in the China Biographical Database with a research interest in literature in the Qing Dynasty.

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Deborah Hurley

Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Deborah Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, companies, Non-governmental... Read more about Deborah Hurley
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Ying Chen

Ying Chen

Research Associate & Data Scientist, Human Flourishing Program

Ying Chen, Sc.D., serves as an empirical research scientist for the program. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School... Read more about Ying Chen

Jenny Hoffman

Jenny Hoffman

Assistant Director of Research Management, LISH
Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard
175 North Harvard Street, #1350
Boston, MA 02134
Alexandra Kesick

Alexandra Kesick

Research Associate/Project Coordinator, Laboratory for Innovation Science

 

Alexandra Kesick is a Research Associate/Project Coordinator at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. Prior to her work at LISH, she was a Faculty Support Specialist at Harvard Business School... Read more about Alexandra Kesick

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Administrative Support

Dataverse

Dorothy Ahn

Ph.D. Alumnus, Linguistics
Feb 2017 - May 2019
James Alt

James Alt

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government

James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Emeritus. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of...

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CGIS Knafel K307
p: p: 617-495-2184
Samuel Arbesman

Samuel Arbesman

Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

Sam Arbesman is a Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, working in the group of Nicholas Christakis. He completed a PhD in...

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p: 617-432-7421

Sarah Arnold

Visiting Undergraduate Fellow
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Vedant Bahl

Research Assistant to Prof. Horacio Larreguy
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018
Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, American University
Assistant Professor of Government at American University specializing in Congressional institutions and elections, applied statistics, and machine learning.

Diana Barreto

Research Assistant to Prof. Latanya Sweeney
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
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Product Development

Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations

Technical Support

Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations

Dorothy Ahn

Ph.D. Alumnus, Linguistics
Feb 2017 - May 2019

Sarah Arnold

Visiting Undergraduate Fellow
Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Vedant Bahl

Research Assistant to Prof. Horacio Larreguy
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018

Diana Barreto

Research Assistant to Prof. Latanya Sweeney
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018

Hillel Bavli

Ph.D. Alumnus, Statistics in Law and Government
May 2017 - Feb 2020

Samantha Carr

Visiting Undergraduate Research Intern
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Wesley Cash

Research Assistant to Prof. Mahzarin Banaji
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

Hau Chan

Post Doctoral Fellow
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Yena Cho

Undergraduate Research Scholar
Oct 2017 - Jul 2018

Nicholas Christakis

Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, and Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Paolo Corti

Geospatial Engineering Fellow
Nov 2015 - Oct 2018

Kevin DeLuca

Ph.D. Candidate, Political Economy and Government
Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

Jon X Eguia

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Government
Jan 2020 - Jun 2020

Edith Enright

Research Assistant to Prof. Bol
Sep 2016 - Jan 2019

Lee Fleming

Former Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Jul 2008 - Jun 2012
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