Dean Eckles is a social scientist and statistician. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dean is the Mitsubishi Career Development Professor, an associate professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and affiliated faculty at the Institute for Data, Systems & Society in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. He was previously a scientist at Facebook and Nokia. Much of his research examines how interactive technologies affect human behavior by mediating, amplifying, and directing social influence — and statistical methods to study these processes. Dean’s empirical work uses observational studies and field experiments involving hundreds of millions of people. His published papers appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Nature, Science, and other peer-reviewed journals and proceedings in statistics, computer science, and marketing. Dean completed five degrees, including his PhD, at Stanford University.

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