People

Our people are leaders in the fields of human genetics, sociology, mathematics, history, evolutionary biology, English literature and psychology, from the nations most prestigous institutions. About a third come from a computational modeling background who are interested in identifying and modeling knowledge generation and transmission processes. The remaining two thirds take the long view of science and scholarship and bring their expertise into meaningful conversations and research on topics that are of interest to them and to the Lab as a whole.

In the Limelight

Anuraag Girdhar

Graduate Student, University of Chicago

Anuraag is a first-year student in the MA program in Computational
Social Science. While conferring with Professor Mark Granovetter at
Stanford, he spent the past year studying how the structure of social
networks affects opinion polarization. He is more broadly interested
in operationalizing notions of objective truth and theory of mind on
social networks. He is also interested in extending these ideas to
designing social networks that optimize social good.

Anuraag has an A.B. in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth
College. Prior to arriving at the University of Chicago, he spent four
years in private industry working as a pharmaceutical statistician at
Gilead Sciences, and as an economic research associate at Bridgewater
Associates.

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Andrey Rzhetsky

Professor, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Human Genetics; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; Senior Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, University of Chicago

My main interest is in gaining an (asymptotic) understanding how phenotypes, such as human healthy diversity and maladies, are implemented at the level of genes and networks of interacting molecules.

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