matthew salganik
Professor, Department of Sociology
Princeton University

Matthew Salganik is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He is also affiliated with several of Princeton's interdisciplinary research centers including the Center for Information Technology Policy, the Office of Population Research, and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. His research interests include computational social science and social networks. He is the author of the award-winning book Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age, which has been translated into 5 languages.

Salganik's research has been published in journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, Sociological Methodology, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. His papers have won the Outstanding Article Award from the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (twice) and the Outstanding Statistical Application Award from the American Statistical Association. He has received the Leo Goodman Mid-Career Award, the William Ogburn Mid-Career Award, and the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University. A former Fulbright fellow, Salganik's research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Joint United Nations Program for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Russell Sage Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Facebook, and Google. Popular accounts of his work have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, and New Yorker. During sabbaticals from Princeton, he has been a Visiting Professor at Cornell Tech, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, and a Professor in Residence at the New York Times.

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