I am an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth, where I lead the minds, machines, and society group. I am also a member of the Dartmouth machine learning lab and Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS). My main interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, natural language processing, network science, and social media analytics. I am interested in applying these fields to study, model, and predict complex social behaviors and manipulation of those behaviors. Currently, I am working on computational tools to study privacy, propaganda and polarization in the American public sphere.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral associate at MIT and a fellow and later an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. As a postdoc at MIT, I was the technical director of the “Electome” project where our team of graduate and undergraduate students developed a collection of tools for automatic detection and categorization of election-related content on Twitter. Our team was invited to be an official partner of the Commission on Presidential Debates during the 2016 elections. I also served as a technical advisor to the nonprofit organization Cortico from 2016 to 2019. I received my Phd, MSc and BSc from MIT.
You can contact me at: soroush-AT-dartmouth-DOT-edu