I am an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at UCLA. Before joining UCLA, I was a Senior Lecturer in the Management and Organizations Department at the Kellogg School of Management and the Associate Director of the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). I was also an affiliated faculty member with the recently launched Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg (PDAK).
My research focuses on how individual interactions aggregate to produce collective outcomes in management, economics, political science, and public health. I am especially interested in networks and social contagion, information aggregation, and markets with positive feedbacks. Topics my research examines include forecasting innovation adoption trends, the wisdom of crowds, how information and products spread through networks, the impact of social influence on marketing strategy, and why people turnout to vote.
You can download my CV here.