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 Sloan School of Management, and affiliated faculty at the Institute for Data, Systems & Society in the Schwarzman College of Computing. 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 papers appear in Journal of the American Statistical Association, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, Science, Management Science, and other peer-reviewed journals and proceedings in statistics, computer science, and marketing. He is co-organizer of the Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE@MIT) and serves as associate editor for two departments at Management Science. He was previously a scientist at Facebook and Nokia. Dean completed five degrees, including his PhD, at Stanford University.

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