Dean Eckles is a social scientist and statistician. Dean is an associate professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management and affiliated faculty at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems & Society. He was a scientist at Facebook. 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 large field experiments and observational studies. His published papers appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 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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