Nir Grinberg

Nir Grinberg
Postdoc Research Associate
Lab Alumnus

Nir Grinberg is a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute, and research fellow at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. His research investigates areas where existing large-scale information systems are suboptimal for people -- for example, by not meeting people's needs, goals or expectations -- and proposes new computational measures to bridge the gaps. For example, he studied the scale and scope of fake news on Twitter among voters during an election, examined the effect of Facebook likes and comments on people's behavior and attitude, and proposed new measures to quantify engagement with online news. He collaborated on research projects with top industry partners such as Facebook, Yahoo! Labs, Chartbeat, SocialFlow, and Bloomberg L.P. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a double major B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jason Radford
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Briony Swire Thompson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Sarah Shugars
PhD Student

Lab Alumnus

Navid Dianati
Lab Alumnus
Samuel Fraiberger
Lab Alumnus
Ryan P. Kennedy
Lab Alumnus
Katherine Ognyanova
Lab Alumnus
Rezvan Sherkati
Lab Alumnus
Stefan Wojcik
Lab Alumnus