I am an Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. I study humans in a digital environment using cutting-edge computational methods, AI and Big Data. I have co-authored Modern Psychometrics, a popular textbook, and published over 90 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals including Nature Scientific Reports, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP), and Machine Learning, that have been cited over 14,000 times. My research inspired a cover of The Economist, a 2014 theatre play “Privacy”, multiple TED talks, a video game, and was discussed in thousands of books, press articles, podcasts, and documentaries.
I was behind the first press article warning against Cambridge Analytica, research warning against the privacy risks that they have exploited, and research examining the efficiency of the methods they used. You can learn more about the Cambridge Analytica scandal in Steven Levy's book Facebook: The Inside Story.
I hold a doctorate in psychology from the University of Cambridge and master's degrees in psychometrics and in social psychology. I was the Deputy Director of the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, a researcher at Microsoft Research, and a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford's Computer Science Department.
I donate at least 10% of my income to effective charities. Perhaps I could inspire you to do the same!
If you would like to know more about my views on issues ranging from personality to AI, listen to this.