Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith
PhD Student

Alyssa is interested in misinformation spread, community-building, and consensus-making on social media, particularly Twitter. Her current work examines the ways in which narratives unfold and mutate online; she’s also helping out with data engineering work at the Lazer Lab. She holds a bachelors in Humanities and Engineering from MIT, concentrating in Comparative Media Studies and Computer Science, and has worked with the Center for Civic Media, Tumblr, and the Berkman-Klein Center. Before coming to the Lazer Lab, Alyssa worked as a data scientist and a data engineer. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys baking, powerlifting, and knitting.

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Jonathan Green
Senior Research Scientist
Jason Radford
Senior Research Scientist
Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Kristin Lunz Trujillo
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Matthew Simonson
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Alyssa Smith
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student

Undergraduate

Samantha Cadenasso
Undergraduate

Office Staff

Janette Briceno
Office Staff

Lab Alumnus

Ronald Robertson
Lab Alumnus