Last updated: 2018-01-10.
Hi. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation Science (old name: Crowd Innovation Lab) - a joint venture between Harvard's Business School, Medical School, and the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Previously, I was in the sociology PhD program at the University of Chicago, where I worked with James Evans to apply new computational social science techniques to study the production and diffusion of scientific knowledge.
My current research focuses on collaborative knowledge production, particularly in the sciences. I especially focus on how the methods used by institutions to evaluate and select scientific projects or people, e.g. peer review and citations, promote or constrain certain types of science. This work is conducted in partnership with scientific publishers like PLOS and Elsevier, funders like Harvard Medical School and ConquerCancer, etc. See the Projects page for more details.
Methodologically, I specialize in analyzing and modeling data with computational and statistical techniques and field experiments.
COLLABORATION: Collaboration is my preferred way to work, and my substantive interests range from science to culture to gender to theory. Contact me if you would like to discuss a project.