I am an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before, I was a post-doc at Stanford's Computer Science Department, the Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, and a researcher at Microsoft Research. I also coordinate the myPersonality project, which involves global collaboration between over 150 researchers, analyzing the detailed psycho-demographic profiles of over 8 million Facebook users. While at Cambridge University, I started an open-source online adaptive testing platform Concerto  and ApplyMagicSauce.com predictive engine.

I hold a PhD in Psychology from University of Cambridge, an MPhil in Psychometrics, and a MS in Social Psychology. Prior to entering academia, I founded a successful ITC start-up and served as a brand manager for a major digital brand.

My research focuses on individual differences in behavior, preferences, and performance. Specifically, I am interested in the mechanisms linking psychological traits (such as personality) with a broad range of organizational and social outcomes, including job performance, person-job fit, consumer preferences, and ideology, as well as the expression and recognition of psychological traits from behavioral residues, language, and facial features. I conduct my research using a range of computational methods, including machine learning, data mining, and observational studies involving millions of participants.

Das Magazin article (English version at Vice.com) commenting on my research on privacy and predictive models was the most widely discussed German-language press article of 2016.  
Our predictive models were employed in the online companion to Watchdogs video game. It was used by over 1 million people within 3 weeks of its launch.
I testified before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the implications of the Big Data for equal employment opportunity.
I was one of the 5 external experts invited to Boeing's Next 100 Years Summit aimed at composing a long-term research and business strategy for Boeing. 
It's now official, I am a rising star.
Our 2015 paper was ranked as the top 22nd paper that Most Caught the Public Imagination in 2015
Our research featured in the special report of The Economist on the future of insurance.
Our 2015 paper showing that computers are more accurate than humans in judging others' personality attracted considerable attention from popular media.
Two TED talks focused on our 2013 PNAS paper: by Jenn Golbeck and by David Stillwell.
I was one of the characters depicted in Privacy, a 2014 theater play written by James Graham and produced by Donmar Warehouse.
I was listed among the 50 most influential people in Big Data in 2013 according to DataIQ. 
Two of my papers were placed in the Top 100 Papers That Most Caught the Public Imagination in 2013 (#9 and #21).
Our research prompted a discussion in the EU parliament and featured in this report.
I wrote an op-ed for Financial Times.
Our team was awarded a prestigious European Union grant, under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to work on an online collaborative environment.
Our 2013 paper showing that intimate traits can be predicted from digital footprints attracted considerable attention from the popular media and scientific community. The accompanying online demonstration, which predicts users’ personalities based on their digital footprints, attracted several million users.