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I am an Assistant Professor at the Heinz College and at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. My research work focuses on how people use technology and influence others to do so. These are inextricably linked to how firms behave and how public policies affect market structures. The integration of engineering and social sciences is an underlying feature of my research, which I try to use to offer new insights on problems that have been inadequately addressed in the literature and to generate and tackle new problems that single disciplinary approaches cannot master.
My work focuses on the application of robust empirical identification methods to the analysis of large datasets obtained from organic in-vivo large-scale network-centric randomized experiments. Most of my research spans two interrelated applied areas. I am interested in the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Education (IICTE) and in Peer-Influence and Consumption in the Media Industry (PICMI). In addition, I have also been studying Competition, Consumer Churn and Switching Costs (CCCSC) in telecommunications.