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.
Luca’s scientific work deals with understanding the effect of AI adoption in organizations. His research centers around three areas. Firstly, he studies algorithmic navigation guidance in human-in-the-loop decision-making systems, delving into the interplay between algorithmic outcomes and human cognitive mechanisms. Secondly, he explores the dynamics of AI diffusion within organizations. Thirdly, he investigates AI’s innovation and design process and the creative work of data scientists. His work has appeared in scientific journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management. He was awarded the 2020 Albert Page Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution for the publication “Innovation and Design in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”
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 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 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.