I am looking for interested MIT students who want to contribute to research on social networks, applied graph theory, habits, and statistics. See my postings here.

Marketing analytics

Spring 2017. MIT Sloan School of Management.

More information about last year’s course is here.

Experimental design

Spring 2016. MIT Sloan School of Management, 15.840.

Doctoral seminar with a combination of (a) methodological readings and lectures on experimental design, especially for field experiments, and (b) critical readings of important work using randomized experiments.

Exploratory data analysis with R

Massive open online course (MOOC) on Udacity. With Moira Burke, Chris Saden, and Solomon Messing. Enroll for free here.

Previous teaching

Communication 114S. Persuasion, Contagion, and Compliance-Gaining in Online Media

Summer 2011. Stanford University. Syllabus.

Political campaigns “micro-target” their messages to individuals according to the issues each cares about. Endorsements of products and brands spread through Facebook. Mobile devices sense physical activity and coach people to meet diet and exercise goals. Using social-scientific research and real-world examples, this course examines the social and psychological processes by which communication technologies are used to change people’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. By the end of the course, students will understand the psychology of persuasion and social influence, and they will have applied this to the design and criticism of new technologies, interventions, and messages.

Teaching as teaching assistant:

  • CS 378. Phenomenological foundations of language, cognition, and computation. Terry Winograd. Fall 2009, Fall 2011. Stanford University.
  • CS 377P. Persuading people online and via mobile phones. B.J. Fogg. Fall 2006. Stanford University.