Potentially competing interests

Dean Eckles is currently an employee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

D.E. is a contractor of Microsoft, as a visiting researcher to Microsoft Research New England.

D.E. was previously an employee and contractor of Facebook, and now has a significant financial interest in Facebook.

D.E. was a consultant to and has a significant financial interest in GoFundMe.

D.E. has a significant financial interest in Netflix and Amazon.

D.E. was previously an employee of Nokia and Yahoo.

D.E. receives some scholarly funding via a career development professorship endowed in 1983 by Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co. (KDD), which is now part of KDDI Corporation. D.E.’s research has previously been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Nokia.

D.E.’s travel to conferences has been supported by universities and various additional funders, including Microsoft, Technology Crossover Ventures, the Center for Open Science, DARPA, and NSF.

The disclosures here are intended to be consistent with the definitions in MIT’s policies.