My research is at the intersection of Science of Science and Sociology of Organizations. I study how social and organizational factors affect scientific discovery. I am especially interested in evaluation practices in science, and whether they promote or stifle innovation. My approach relies on field experiments with scientists as they conduct their work, and applying computational tools to large-scale observational data.
Current research projects include
- Metrics in science and performativity: Do things like citation counts and impact factors proxy quality and influence, or help create them?
- Social influence among experts: How do experts influence one another's opinions, i.e. during peer review of grant applications?
Areas of interest
Science of science, collective intelligence, computational social science, experiments
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Chicago
B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Rice University