Damian Ruck

Damian Ruck
Chief Researcher - Advai
Lab Alumnus
Bio: Damian Ruck is a computational social scientist who uses data from surveys, news articles and social media to study the evolving media landscape and how it affects key indicators of a heathy society. He is focused on understanding how our changing media ecosystem interacts with mass public opinion and cultural values, to help minimize public health risks and maintain strong democratic institutions. He is currently Chief Researcher at Advai which is a startup, building tools for AI security and robustness. Damian gained his PhD from the Bristol Centre for Complexity Science at the University of Bristol (UK), also spending time as a Research Fellow at the University of Tennessee and at the University of Bristol.   

 

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Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Jason Radford
Senior Research Scientist
Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

PhD Student

Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
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
Sarah Shugars
Lab Alumnus
Stefan Wojcik
Lab Alumnus