David Lazer

David Lazer
Distinguished professor of political science and computer and information science at Northeastern University
Director

David Lazer is a distinguished professor of political science and computer and information science at Northeastern University. He co-directs the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Lazer was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (1998-2009).

His research focuses on the nexus of network science, computational social science, and collaborative intelligence. He founded the citizen science website Volunteer Science and the political visualization website VisPolics. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the American Political Science Review, and the Administrative Science Quarterly. His work has received extensive media coverage by The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CBS Evening News.

Lazer serves as a board member for the International Network of Social Network Analysts, reviewing editor for Science, associate editor of Social Networks and Network Science, and on numerous other editorial boards and program committees. He is a founder of the Political Networks Section, as well as a founder and founding host of the Political Networks conference.

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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
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
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