Siddharth Suri

Siddharth Suri is a computational social scientist whose research interests lie at the intersection of computer science, behavioral economics and crowdsourcing.  His early work analysed the relationship between network topology and human behavior.  Since then he has become one of the leaders in designing, building, and conducting "virtual lab" experiments using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.  He has used this methodology to study cooperation, honesty, group problem solving and display advertising. Most recently, I’ve been studying the dynamics of the crowd workers themselves. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 under the supervision ofMichael Kearns. After that he was a postdoctoral associate working with Jon Kleinbergin the Computer Science department at Cornell University.  Then he moved to the Human & Social Dynamics group at Yahoo! Research led byDuncan Watts.  Currently, he is one of the founding members of Microsoft Research, New York City.