Expertise: Computational Psychologist and Big Data Scientist
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.