Professor in Political Science and Computer and Information Science

David Lazer

David M. J. Lazer

EDUCATION

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ph.D. in Political Science, May 1996

Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, May 1988.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Northeastern University
Department of Political Science and College of Computer and Information Science
Full Professor, 2012.
Associate Professor, 2009-2012.

Harvard University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Visting Scholar, 2009-present.
Associate Professor of Public Policy, 2003-2009.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, 1998-2003.

Princeton University, Department of Politics
Lecturer, 1996-1998.

Northeastern University
Department of Political Science and College of Computer and Information Science
Full Professor, 2012.
Associate Professor, 2009-2012.

Books

Books

 V. Mayer-Schönberger, and D. Lazer, Governance and Information Technology. From Electronic Government to Information Government, MIT press 2007

V. Mayer-Schönberger, and D. Lazer, Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government, MIT press: 2007.

Developments in information and communication technology and networked computing over the past two decades have given rise to the notion of electronic government, most commonly used to refer to the delivery of public services over the Internet. This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government"...more at MIT Press. Purchase from Amazon, B&N.

 

 

D. Lazer, DNA and the Criminal Justice System. The Technology of Justice (ed.), MIT press 2004.

D. Lazer, DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice (ed.), MIT press: 2004.

Is DNA technology the ultimate diviner of guilt or the ultimate threat to civil liberties? Over the past decade, DNA has been used to exonerate hundreds and to convict thousands. Its expanded use over...more at MIT Press. Reviews in JCI, JFS and APSA. Purchase from Amazon, B&N.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

K. Esterling, M. Neblo, and D. Lazer, “Means, Motive, & Opportunity in Becoming Informed About Politics: A Deliberative Field Experiment with Members of Congress and Their Constituents,Public Opinion Quarterly, forthcoming.

K. Esterling, M. Neblo, and D. Lazer, “Estimating Treatment Effects in the Presence of Noncompliance and Nonresponse: The Generalized Endogenous Treatment Model”, Political Analysis, forthcoming.

K. Esterling, M. Neblo, and D. Lazer, “Connecting to Constituents: The Diffusion of Representation Practices among Congressional Websites, Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming.

M. Binz-Scharf, D. Lazer, and I. Mergel, “Searching for answers: Networks of Practice among Public Administrators”, American Review of Public Administration, 41(2), 2012: 202-225.

K. Esterling, D. Lazer, and M. Neblo, “Representative Communication: Website Interactivity & Distributional Path Dependence in the U.S. Congress,Political Communication, 28, 2011: 409-439.

D. Lazer, I. Mergel, C. Ziniel, K. Esterling, and M. Neblo, “The multiple institutional logics of innovation,International Public Management Journal, 14, 2011: 311-340.

D. Lazer, “Networks in Political Science: Back to the Future”, PS: Political Science & Politics, 44, 2011: 61-68.

M. Neblo, K. Esterling, R. Kennedy, D. Lazer, and A. Sokhey, “Who wants to deliberate— and Why,American Political Science Review 104(3), 2010: 566-583.
Awarded Heinz Eulau award for best paper in the APSR in 2010.

D. Lazer, B. Rubineau, C. Chetkovich, N. Katz, and M. Neblo “The coevolution of networks and political attitudes,Political Communication 27(3), 2010: 248–274.

N. Eagle, A. Clauset, A. Pentland, and D. Lazer, “Reply to Adams: Multi-Dimensional Edge Inference”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 2, 2010.

N. Eagle, A. Pentland, and D. Lazer, “Inferring friendship structure using mobile phone data,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 17, 2009.

D. Lazer, I. Mergel, and A. Friedman, “Co-citation of prominent social network articles in sociology journals: The evolving canon,Connections, April, 2009.

David Lazer et al., "Computational Social Science," Science, 6 February 2009

 

D. Lazer, A. Pentland, L. Adamic, S. Aral, A-L Barabasi, D. Brewer, N. Christakis, N. Contractor, J. Fowler, M. Gutmann, T. Jebara, G. King, M. Macy, D. Roy, and M. Van Alstyne

Computational Social Science,Science, February 6, 2009.

 

I. Mergel, D. Lazer, and M. Binz-Scharf, “Lending a helping hand: Voluntary engagement in knowledge sharing in a network of professionals,International Journal of Learning and Change 3(1), 2008.

D. Lazer and A. Friedman, “The network structure of exploration and exploitation,Administrative Science Quarterly, December, 2007.

J.-P. Onnela, J. Saramäki, J. Hyvönen, G. Szabó, D. Lazer, K. Kaskil, J. Kertész, and A.-L. Barabási, “Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, May 1, 2007.

F. Bieber, C. Brenner, and D. Lazer, “Finding Criminals Through DNA of Their Relatives,Science, June 2, 2006.

D. Lazer, “Global and Domestic Interdependence: Modes of Interdependence in Regulatory Policymaking.European Law Journal, 2006.

D. Lazer, and V. Mayer-Schönberger, “Statutory Frameworks for Regulating Information Flows: Drawing Lessons for DNA Data Banks from other Government Data Systems.Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 2006.

D. Lazer, “Regulatory Capitalism as a Networked Order: The International System as an Informational Network,Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, March, 2005.

K. Esterling, D. Lazer, and M. Neblo “Home (Page) Style: Determinates of the Quality of House Members’ Websites,International Journal of Electronic Government Research 2(1), 2005.

N. Katz, D. Lazer, H. Arrow, and N. Contractor “Network Theory and Small Groups,Small Group Research 35(3), June 2004.

D. Carpenter, K. Esterling, and D. Lazer, “Friends, Brokers and Transitivity: Who Informs Whom in Washington Politics?Journal of Politics, February 2004.

D. Lazer, and V. Mayer-Schönberger, “Staying Connected,Harvard Generations Journal, Winter 2004.

Management-Based Regulation: Prescribing Private Management to Achieve Public Goals,Law & Society Review, December 2003.

D. Carpenter, K. Esterling, and D. Lazer, “The Strength of Strong Ties: A Model of Contact-Making in Policy Networks with Evidence from U.S. Health Politics,Rationality and Society, November 2003.

D. Lazer, and V. Mayer-Schönberger, “Governing Networks,Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 27(3), 2002.

D. Lazer, “Regulatory Interdependence and International Governance,Journal of European Public Policy, April 2001, 474-492.

D. Lazer, “The Co-evolution of Individual and Network,Journal of Mathematical Sociology, January 2001: 69-108.

D. Lazer, “The Free Trade Epidemic of the 1860s and Other Outbreaks of Economic Discrimination,World Politics, July 1999.

D. Carpenter, K. Esterling, and D. Lazer, “Strength of Weak Ties in Lobbying Networks: Evidence from Health-Care Politics in the United States,Journal of Theoretical Politics, October 1998.

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conferences

Peer Reviewed Computer Science Conferences

[note: in computer science, conference proceedings are considered a terminal publication]

N. Cao, Y. Lin, X. Sun, D. Lazer, S. Liu and H. Qu, “Whisper: Tracing the Spatiotemporal Process of Information Diffusion in Real Time,” IEEE Information Visualization 2012, (also forthcoming in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics).

Y. Lin, J. Bagrow, and D. Lazer, “More Voices than Ever? Quantifying Media Bias in Networks,” ICWSM-11, Barcelona, 2011.

A Madan, S. Moturu, D. Lazer, and A Pentland “Social Sensing: Obesity, unhealthy Eating and Exercise in Face-to-face Networks”, proceedings of ACM Wireless Health 2010, San Diego, 2010.

A Madan, M. Cebrian, D. Lazer, and A. Pentland “Social Sensing to Model Epidemiological Behavior Change”, Proceedings of ACM Ubicomp 2010, Copenhagen (Nominated for Best Paper), 2010.

Book Chapters

Book Chapters

D. Lazer, E. Bernstein, “Problem solving and search in networks,”, in Todd, P.M., Hills, T.T., and Robbins, T.W., Cognitive search: Evolution, algorithms, and the brain. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 9. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, forthcoming in 2012.

D. Lazer, “Networks and politics: the case of human rights,” in R. Goodman, D. Jinks, & A.Woods, Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2012.

D. Lazer, K. Esterling and M. Neblo, “The Internet and the Madisonian Cycle: Possibilities and Prospects for Consultative Representation,” in S. Coleman and P. Shane, Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication. MIT Press, 2011.

D. Lazer, M. Binz-Scharf, “It takes a network to build a network,” in V. Mayer-Schönberger and D. Lazer. Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government. MIT Press, 2007.

V. Mayer-Schönberger and D. Lazer, “From Egov to Igov,” in V. Mayer-Schönberger and D. Lazer. Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government. MIT Press, 2007.

V. Mayer-Schönberger and D. Lazer, “The Governing of Government Information,” in V. Mayer-Schoenberger and D. Lazer. Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government. MIT Press, 2007.

K. Esterling, D. Lazer, and M. Neblo “Managing the web: how Members of Congress use the Internet,” in Advanced Topics in Electronic Government Research, Donald Norris, editor, Hershey, PA: Idea Group 2006.

N. Katz, D. Lazer, H. Arrow, and N. Contractor, “Network Theory and Group Research,” in Poole, M. S., & Hollingshead, A. B. (Eds.) (in press). Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2005.

D. Lazer, “Introduction: DNA and the Criminal Justice System,” in D. Lazer (ed), DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice, MIT press, 2004.

D. Lazer, and M. Meyer “DNA and the Criminal Justice System: Consensus and Debate,” in

D. Lazer (ed), DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice, MIT press, 2004.

D. Lazer, “Information and Innovation in a Networked World,” in in R. Breiger, K. Carley, P. Pattison, Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers (National Academies Press, 2003).

C. Coglianese and D. Lazer, “Management-Based Regulatory Strategies,” in J. Donahue and

J. Nye (Eds.), Market-Based Governance: Supply Side, Demand Side, Upside, and Downside, Washington, DC: Brookings, 2002.

V. Mayer-Schönberger and D. Lazer, “Blueprints for Change: Devolution and Subsidiarity in the United States and the European Union,” in K. Nicolaidis and R. Howse (eds), The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the US and the EU, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

J. Ahouse, E. Bruderer, A. Gelover-Santiago, N. Konno, D.Lazer, and S. Veretni “Reality Kisses the Neck of Speculation: A Report From the NKC Workgroup,” in 1991 Lectures in Complex Systems, eds. L. Nadel and D. Stein, Addison-Wesley, 1992.

Encyclopedia Entry

Encyclopedia Entry

D. Lazer, International coordination of regulation. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Online Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Harvard Kennedy School Teaching Cases

Harvard Kennedy School Teaching Cases

The Massachusetts DNA Database: Getting Started

The Massachusetts DNA Database: Getting Started Sequel

David M.J. Lazer July 29, 2012 Reducing the Complaints Backlog at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

D. Lazer, Review of Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Project XL in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Winter, 2004.

D. Lazer, Review of Emergent Actors in World Politics: How States and Nations Develop in Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, March 2001.

OP EDs

OP EDs

D. Lazer and F. Bieber, “Familial Searching, its promise and perils,LA Times, July 10, 2010.

F. Bieber and D. Lazer, “DNA Sweep Must Be Accompanied by Informed Consent,Provincetown Banner, January 20, 2005.

F. Bieber and D. Lazer, “Guilt by Association?The New Scientist, September 23, 2004.

F. Bieber and D. Lazer, “Lessons Learned from a Miscarriage of Justice,Boston Globe, April 12, 2003.

Reports

Reports

K. Esterling, D. Lazer, and M. Neblo, “Improving Congressional Websites”, Brookings Foundation, August 2010.

D. Lazer, M. Neblo, K. Esterling, and K. Goldschmidt, “Online Town Hall Meetings: Exploring Democracy in the 21st Century”, The Congressional Management Foundation, October 26, 2009.

C. Burden, T. Hystrom, D. Lazer, K. Esterling, and M. Neblo, “2007 Gold Mouse Report: Lessons from the Best Web Sites on Capitol Hill”, 2007, The Congressional Management Foundation.

D. Lazer and I. Mergel, “An Evaluation of the Impact of State Health Leadership Initiative on the Social Capital among State Health Officials: A report prepared for the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation”, 2008.

Recent SSRN Working Papers

Recent SSRN Working Papers

D. Lazer, and I. Mergel, “Tying the network together: Evaluating the Impact of an Intervention into the Advice Network of Public Managers”.

D. Lazer, A Sokhey, K. Esterling, and M. Neblo “Deliberative Ripples: The Network Effects of Political Events”.

K. Esterling, D. Lazer, and M. Neblo “Website Interactivity & 'Distributional Path Dependence' in the U.S. Congress: An Analysis of Freshmen”.

D. Lazer, and M. Binz-Scharf “A New Order of Things: Managing Novelty and Cooperation in E-Government Projects”.

K. Esterling, M. Neblo, and D. Lazer, “Means, Motive, & Opportunity in Becoming Informed About Politics: A Deliberative Field Experiment”.

K. Esterling, M. Neblo, and D. Lazer, “Estimating Treatment Effects in the Presence of Noncompliance and Nonresponse: The Generalized Endogenous Treatment Model” .

D. Lazer, B. Rubineau, C. Chetkovich, N. Katz, and M. Neblo, “Networks and political attitudes: Structure, influence, and co-evolution”.

D. Lazer, I. Mergel, C. Ziniel, K. Esterling, and M. Neblo “Networks, hierarchies, and markets: Aggregating collective problem solving in social systems”.

M. Binz-Scharf, D. Lazer, and I. Mergel “Searching for answers: Networks of Practice among Public Administrators”.

I. Mergel, D. Lazer, and M. Binz-Scharf “Why people share knowledge”.

I. Mergel, and D. Lazer, “Knowledge sharing across states: Explaining the absence of social capital among state health officials”.

Selected Invited Talks

Selected Invited Talks

Political networks,” Workshop on information in networks, NYU, September 28, 2012.

The governance of knowledge networks in decentralized systems”, University of Hamburg, July 4, 2012.

The Madisonian Cycle in the 21st century,” on panel, Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication, Harvard Law School, February 7, 2012.

How computational social science reads our digital traces,” Swissnex Boston, November 29, 2011.

How we think together,” Brandeis University, November 9, 2011.

How we think together,” Business Complexity and Global Leader Conference, Suffolk University, October 19, 2011.

Computational Social Science: What should be next?,” Workshop on Information in Networks, NYU, September 30, 2011.

Issues in studying human networks,” Netsci, Budapest, June 7, 2011.

How we think together,” UMass, April 22, 2011.

Computational social science meets open government,” White House Open Government Research and Development Summit, March 21, 2011.

Social network analysis,” at Technical Exchange on Smart Power in Action: the Science and Technology of Strategic Communication, organized by MITRE, McLean, VA, January 19, 2011.

Field experiments: online townhalls,” Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University, November 29, 2010.

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science,” Northeastern’s Vice Provost’s Research seminar series, November 29, 2010.

Following the Money Networks in American Politics,” Insights speaker series, Northeastern University, November 17, 2010.

The use of familial searching in criminal justice investigations,” Program on Criminal Justice and Management, Harvard Kennedy School, October 25, 2010.

Network science and web science,” Web Science: Exploring the Frontier, The Royal Society, September 29, 2010

How we think together: the role of social networks in collective problem solving,”, Cabdyn Complexity Center, Oxford University, September 31, 2010.

How we think together: the role of social networks in collective problem solving,” Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN), NYU, September 24, 2010.

Building a Computational Social Science,” at the Graph Exploitation Symposium (Lincoln Laboratory), April 13-14, 2010

Computational social science,” at Toward Socially Coupled Systems & Informatics:Science, Computing & Decision Making in a Complex Interdependent World, July 13-14, 2010.

How we think together: the role of social networks in collective problem solving,” Netsci meetings, May 2010.

How we think together,” Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, December 2, 2009.

Program evaluation and network analysis,” Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, October 29, 2009.

Computational social science,” at the Workshop on information in networks, NYU, September 25, 2009.

Political Networks,” JASON working group, Department of Defense, June 23, 2009 (videoconferenced).

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science” (Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA, May 26, 2009).

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science” (Networks and complex systems seminar, Indiana University, May 4, 2009).

How we think together: the role of social networks in collective problem solving.” (Cognitive Science seminar, Indiana University, May 4, 2009)

Structures and Properties of ‘Network Power’” (Workshop on From Social Network to Social Movement, Berkman Center, Harvard University, April 1, 2009).

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science” (Symposium organizer and speaker at AAAS, February 13, 2009).

Keynote address on network science (BCNetWORKSHOP 2008, University of Barcelona, December 10, 2008).

What can be learned from massive social network data sets?” (Statistical Inference for Complex Networks workshop, Santa Fe Institute, December 3, 2008)

Studying social networks” (Complex Systems Conference, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: November 12-15, 2008).

The tragedy of the network” (Columbia Business School, Columbia University: September 23, 2008).

Studying social networks” (Networks in Political Science, Harvard University: June 12, 2008).

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science” (Whitney Symposium General Electric, Rennsalaer, NY: June 4, 2008).

The tragedy of the network” (The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University: March 26, 2008).

The tragedy of the network” (Northeastern University: March 20, 2008).

Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science” (Computational Social Science Conference, Harvard University: December, 2007

The social structure of exploration and exploitation” (Boston College: November, 2007). Keynote address at NetSci conference, (New York City, May 21, 2007).

External Support

External Support

* means active grant

*PI, $37,000 from the National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Network Dynamics and Organizational Strategies (09/01/12-09/01/2014).

*Co-PI $1,800,000 from Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Administration, for Open Source Indicators project (04/01/2012-04/01/2015).

*PI, $1,100,000 from the National Science Foundation, for Dynamical processes in interdependent Techno-social networks (10/1/2011-9/30/2015)

*PI, $356,000 from the Army Research Office, Creating an online laboratory (9/1/20118/31/2014)

PI, $5,000 from the Office of Naval Research, doctoral student training grants for ICPSR course on advanced social network analysis (4/1/2011-12/31/11)

*Co-PI, $733,000 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA, CBRNE), Understanding societal response to emergencies (9/3/2010-9/2/2013)

*Co-PI, $150,000 from the Office of Naval Research, Spatiotemporal description of group formation in social systems (8/1/2010-7/31/2013).

*Co-PI, $677,000 from the Office of Naval Research, Measuring, Understanding, and Responding to Covert Social Networks: Passive and Active Tomography (11/23/20104/22/2015)

*PI on subcontract, $200,000, from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, High Performance Computing Methods for Inference State Assessment and Course of Action Analysis. (3/11/2010-3/14/2012)

*Co-PI, $650,000 from the Army Research Laboratories , The Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (9/1/09 -8/31/14)

PI, $940,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, The Adoption and Use of Web Technologies Among Congressional Offices (10/1/2004-10/1/2011)

July 29, 2012 PI, $194,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Sharing Innovation Across Government Organizations (9/1/2006-10/31/2011)

PI, $37,500 from the Keck Foundation, on Behavioral Network Analysis

PI, $50,000 from the National Science Foundation, workshop on computational social science.

PI, $42,000 from the Office of Naval Research, on Political and Security Networks: Training and Conference Support.

PI, $30,000 grant from the Mitre corporation, Electronic Health Records.

PI, $150,000 grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation on information networks among state health officials.

Co-PI, $1,695,000 grant from National Science Foundation to launch the National Center for Digital Government and the Program on Networked Governance.

Recipient, $15,000 grant from IBM endowment for the Business of Government, for “Sharing Information Within the Government.”

 

Teaching

Teaching

The Networked Society (Honors): Spring, 2012

The Information Science Capstone: Spring, 2012

The Networked Society (Honors): Spring, 2011

The Information Science Capstone: Spring, 2011

Building Organizational Social Capital: Spring, 2010

The Information Science Capstone: Spring, 2010

Public And Institutional Service

Public And Institutional Service

To the University:

Chair, senior search in the “Digital Humanities”, 2011-2012. PhD committee, 2010-2011 IS advisory committee, Northeastern, 2010-2011 Dean search committee 2009-2010 Senior Network Science hiring committee, 2009-2010 IS advisory committee, Northeastern, 2010-2011 Advisory Board, Humanities Center, 2009-present

David M.J. Lazer July 29, 2012 Part of committee discussing structure of Information Assurance PhD Currently co-leading effort to develop Network Science Ph.D.,

To the profession:

Member of working group at Russell Sage on "Mechanisms of Elite Influence on Political Life," 2012-2013.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation steering group to create a Research Network on Open Government, 2012-2013.

Board of reviewing editors, Science. Associate Editor, Social Networks, Network Science. Editorial Board, EPJ Data Science, Regulation and Governance, Journal of Information,

Technology, and Politics, I/S.

Chair/founder of Northeastern/Harvard/MIT Workshop on Computational Social Science, 2012. Member, Board of International Network of Social Network Analysts (INSNA).

Member, steering committee, Boston Area Research Initiative. Member, Advisory Committee, The Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Hawaii, July 24-28, 2011.

Member, Program Committee, Websci 11, Koblenz, Germany, June 15-17, 2011.

Member, Scientific Committee, WIDS Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks, MIT, May 31-June 1, 2011. Member, Program Committee, Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds,

Workshop at NIPS 2010 (Dec, 2010). Member, Advisory Committee, Netsci 2010, Boston, MA. Member, Program Committee, Workshop on Social Computing with Mobile Phones &

Sensors: Modeling, Sensing and Sharing, IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, August 29-31 2009, Vancouver, Canada Member, Program Committee, SCMPS 2009. Co-founder and co-chair (2008-09) of Political Networks (now an APSA section).

Co-organizer and host of 2008 and 2009 Political Networks conferences at Harvard University.

Technical contributions co-chair of Engaging Data conference, MIT, October 12-13, 2009.

Member of DNA Database Expansion Working Group, Executive Office of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2008-09.

Director and founder, Program on Networked Governance (see www.hks.harvard.edu/netgov).

Chair and co-founder of (Harvard-wide) Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks (see www.hks.harvard.edu/complexity).

Chair and founder of the DNApolicy.net initiative: this is an initiative for a web-based enabling of discussion around the use of DNA in the criminal justice system (www.DNApolicy.net).

Convener of the netgov blog (see www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/).

Associate Director (2004-2006) and co-founder of the National Center on Digital Government.

Co-chair of Trans-Atlantic Initiative on Complex Organizational Networks (TAICON).

Member of NSF-funded International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making, 2007-2009 (see www.reconnectingdemocracy.org/).

Methodological Area Chair for Strategic Management at Harvard Kennedy School, 2000 to 2007.

Co-investigator, with the American Society for Law, Medicine, and Ethics, on $1,000,000 NIH grant on DNA Fingerprinting and Civil Liberties Project, 2003 to 2005.

Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton on homeland security interoperability evaluation, 2006.

Reviewer for American Political Science Review, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, American Journal of Sociology, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, International Public Management Journal, Regulation and Governance, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature.

Served on the dissertation committees of: Allan Friedman, Elta Smith, Maria Binz-Scharf, Thomas Langenberg, Adam Henry, Benjamin Waber, Anmol Madan,Wen Dong, Kevin Williams.

Pre and post-doctoral fellows sponsored: Maria Binz-Scharf, Thomas Langenberg, Jason Greenberg, Adam Henry, Matthew Hindman, Jeffrey Boase, Rajiv Shah, Alexander Schellong, Audrey Selian, Birgit Rabl, Kevin Esterling, Kenneth Cukier, Jose Gil Ramon Garcia, Steven Jackson, Sune Lehmann, Jeanne Mengis, Ines Mergel, Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Skyler Place, Sebastian Schnorf, Yuru Lin, Sasha Goodman, Jesse Chu-Shore, Mauro Martino, Yaniv Altschuler, Wen Dong.

Recent Selected Media Coverage And Appearances

Recent Selected Media Coverage And Appearances

The machine that would predict the future,Scientific American (December, 2011).

Study examines mood cycles shared on Twitter, USA Today (9/30/2011) Using Twitter To Tap Into The Mood Of The Planet, NPR,

http://www.npr.org/2011/09/29/140927259/twitter-data-reveal-the-mood-of-... (9/29/2011)

Law enforcement still holds DNA from Worthington case,” WBUR (8/30/2011)

Referenced in Gareth Cook op ed, “The Ties that Find,” Boston Globe (5/15/2011)

Research extensively referenced in “Whodunit,” Boston Globe Magazine (10/31/2010)

Virginia may nab serial rapist through blood relative DNA”, abcnews.com (8/9/2010).

Grim Sleeper brings familial searching to the fore,” interview on “All things considered,

NPR (7/13/2010).

Familial DNA leads to an arrest,” interview on KQED (7/9/2010).

Research cited in Boston Globe op ed by Michael Neblo, “Town halls, without the screaming or scripting,” (8/30/2009)

Virtual town halls gaining popularity,” Politico (8/6/2009)

Researchers Mine Cell Phone Data for Insight Into Human Behavior,” PBS NewsHour (5/15/2009)

Search engines provide information about epidemics,Nature (11/19/2008)

Obama’s Machine,Forbes, (11/5/2008)

You May Soon Know if You’re Hogging the Discussion,New York Times (10/26/2008)

DNA Evidence Gains Acceptance As a Key Tool in Robbery Cases,Wall Street Journal (6/19/2008).

Research cited in PBS show, Religion and Ethics Weekly (5/16/2008).

Research cited in “The Gene Police,Wall Street Journal (2/28/2008).

Research cited in “Technology and Government,” (2/14/2008), The Economist.

Appeared on NPR, “Legal Limits Murky for Use of ‘Discarded’ DNA” and “Police Use DNA to Track Suspects Through Family.” (12/12/2007).

Data sharing threatens privacy,Nature, (10/10/2007).

Research appeared in “Not so Perfect Match,60 Minutes (4/2/2007).

Stories on “Finding Criminals Through DNA of Their Relatives,” appeared in over 100 news outlets in May, 2006, including prominent stories in: New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, NPR, BBC.