Hello! I'm a second year PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University focusing on Computational Social Science. I am currently being advised by Michael Macy and am a member of his Social Dynamics Laboratory. Other members of my committee include: Lillian Lee.
Topics: Social Polarization, Social Influence vs. Self-Selection, Lifestyle Politics
Research Methods: Network Analysis & Natural Language Processing on Social Media Data, Machine Learning, Online-based Experiments
▪ Awarded NSF Grant in Sociology for a project on arbitrary correlations between social identity and interests/beliefs
▪ Attended the Summer School Series on Methods for Computational Social Science in Sardinia, Italy
▪ Awarded 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)
e-mail: natalie.t.tong at gmail dot com