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Divya Siddarth

Divya Siddarth

Graduate Research Affiliate

Divya Siddarth is the co-founder of the Collective Intelligence Project, an experimental research organization that advances collective intelligence capabilities for the democratic and effective governance of transformative technologies. She was formerly associate political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and also holds positions as the Ethics in AI Institute in Oxford and at the Plurality Lab at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics.

 
Sebastian Steffen

Sebastian Steffen

Graduate Research Affiliate

Sebastian Steffen is an assistant professor in the Business Analytics Department at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His research interests include information technologies, technological change, and the future of work and human capital. He received a Ph.D. in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.

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Hong-Yi TuYe

Hong-Yi TuYe

Graduate Research Affiliate

Hong-Yi TuYe is a PhD student at MIT Sloan with interests in industrial organization, antitrust, and technology.

He was previously a pre-doctoral fellow at SIEPR, advised by professors David Chan and Maria Polyakova.

Hong-Yi completed his undergraduate studies in economics at Columbia University and holds a masters in computational statistics and machine learning from University College London.

 
Megan Deason

Megan Deason

Operations Administrator

Megan Deason is the operations administrator of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.

Megan has been with Stanford University for eight years. Prior to joining the Lab, Megan was an administrative associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, where she assisted the director and deputy director and managed the Center’s board of directors.

Megan loves plants, watercolor painting, and all things Disney.

 

 
Nicholas Verzic

Nicholas Verzic

Intern

Nicholas Verzic is a student at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests focus on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in economics and robotics. Before his research affiliateship at the Stanford Digital Economy Lab, he was an extended intern at the NASA Ames Research Center Intelligent Robotics Group and the Technology Transfer Division.

 
Ruhani Walia

Ruhani Walia

Research Intern

Ruhani Walia is passionate about how we can use economic thinking, data, and emerging technologies to enact social good. Excited by the knowledge gaps existing in the fields of human behavior and technology, she has worked on projects involving blockchain to grant women more economic autonomy and co-founded a non-profit to distribute a life-saving drug in Nigeria.

Prior to joining the Lab, Ruhani was an innovation intern at Interac, where she completed projects in open banking and consumer preferences. She also worked at The Decision Lab, a behavior-science-based consulting firm, where she encountered many interesting applications of behavioral insights.Currently, she is studying economics at the University of Toronto as a National Scholar and is researching behavioral economics and prosocial decision-making.

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