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David Rand

David Rand

Positions
Erwin H. Schell Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Associate Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Keywords
Computational Cognition
Behavioral Science

Synopsis

Synopsis

David Rand uses a cognitive science perspective to explore topics like cooperation, outrage, misinformation, political preferences, and social media platform behavior.

David Rand

Biography

Biography

David Rand is the Erwin H. Schell Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an associate professor in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. His research combines computational models with human behavioral experiments to understand human behavior. He uses a cognitive science perspective to explore topics like cooperation, outrage, misinformation, political preferences, and social media platform behavior. Before coming to MIT, he was a postdoc at Harvard and an associate professor at Yale University. He earned a BA in computational biology from Cornell University, and a PhD in systems biology from Harvard University.