Hello! I'm a fourth year PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University focusing on Computational Social Science. I’m a member of the Social Dynamics Laboratory, and am advised primarily by Michael Macy. Other members of my committee include: Lillian Lee & Mabel Berezin.
Topics: Social Polarization, Radicalization, Social Influence vs. Self-Selection, Lifestyle Politics
Research Methods: Natural Language Processing, Network Analysis, Causal Inference, Machine Learning, Online-Based Experiments
▪ Co-authored a paper in Science Advanced titled “Opinion cascades and the unpredictability of partisan polarization.” [Link]
▪ Interned on the Listener Science team at Pandora Media (Summer, 2019).
e-mail: natalie.t.tong at gmail dot com