Potentially competing interests

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

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.

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 the National Science Foundation and Nokia.

D.E.’s travel to conferences has been supported by universities and various additional funders, including Microsoft and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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