I'm currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Dartmouth college working with Luke Chang where I also competed my PhD. My research broadly focuses on how humans form psychological impressions and construct neural representations of other people and ultimately how these representations change as they are transmitted between individuals. Checkout my research for more info.
I've also worked as a PhD research intern at Microsoft Research NYC with Duncan Watts and Sid Suri. During this time my work focused on building large scale web-based field experiments to study human cooperation in naturally occurring social networks.
Previously I received a BA from the University of Rochester where I studied the origins of conceptual knowledge at the Concepts, Actions, and Objects Lab with Jessica Cantlon and Brad Mahon. Subsequently I worked as a lab manager at the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab with Jason Mitchell and Joe Moran. I was originally born in New Delhi, India but have lived and grown up outside New York City since I was about three years old, but currently reside in Vermont. I have one younger sister who works as a kick-ass journalist.
In addition to my academic work, I believe strongly in developing and contributing to open-source software tools to increase the accessibility of and better democratize scientific research. Checkout my software for more info. I also volunteer with several community and outreach efforts such as: improving civic-tech with Code4UV a local brigade of the larger Code for America; and serving as the VP of client-outreach for the Dartmouth Graduate Consulting Group to help local small businesses and non-profits identify and solve problems for positive change.
And yup that's a structural scan of my brain; I used to make this 3d print.