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