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.