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The Veritas Forum
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With a hybrid background in physics, computer science, film, and media, I deploy social computing to measure, understand, and forecast the collective behavior of connected crowds in large-scale sociotechnical systems like peer-to-peer platforms. My current research develops empirical and theoretical methods to support creativity and predict success in culture industries, identify expressions of collective intelligence and opportunities for innovation in crowdsourcing communities, as well as detect shared misconceptions and biases in online capital markets. My work uses an interdisciplinary data-driven approach and builds on techniques from network science, machine learning, statistics, and exploratory visualization. I developed and teach the ‘Cultural Analytics’ graduate course that is designed to train students for careers at the intersection of creative occupations and Data Science. I serve on the editorial board of PLOS One. My current research is funded by the National Science Foundation through a CISE CRII award.

Dr. Kristian Hammond
Co-Director and Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. J. Nathan Matias
Founder of CivilServant and Postdoctoral Researcher at Princeton University Psychology, Sociology, and Center for IT Policy

Dr. Agnes Horvat
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern; Affiliated Faculty, Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems

Chris Ridgeway
Executive Missioner at Greenhouse Movement

Location: Alice Millar Chapel
more info: http://www.veritas.org/northwestern-university/