I am a Research Assistant Professor in computer science, psychology, and the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at University of Southern California and a Research Fellow at ARTIS. Before joining BCI, I was a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. My research interests include computational social sciences and psychoinformatics. Specifically, I’m interested in using AI techniques to investigate cross cultural differences in decision making evident in various cultural products (e.g. stories, weblogs, news articles). I’m also interested in cognitive and computational modeling of different aspects of cognition, including causal, counterfactual and analogical reasoning. My research approach consists of both conducting psychological experiments and computational cognitive modeling. I received my Ph.D. and MS from Northwestern University and MS and BS from University of California at Los Angeles.
Perspective PhD Students: I am currently looking for PhD students interested in Social Media analysis and Decision Making. Please send me your CV and any related previous research.