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Alexander Loewi


Ph.D. Student

Alexander Loewi is a Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research interests revolve around social networks (the sociological phenomenon, not the websites), in particular their power in disseminating complex and difficult to communicate information. 

One of the major findings in networks is the enormous benefit that comes from being connected to very different groups of people, and I take this finding seriously -- I have received training in Machine Learning, Statistics, Economics and Econometrics, Organizational Behavior, and draw heavily upon all branches of the social sciences.

Another part of the reason I am relatively agnostic in my use of methodology is my focus on social problems, and my eagerness to employ whatever tool I believe is most suited to the situation. The problems on which I focus most heavily are global warming (in particular, belief in it and motivating action around it), and political representation (in particular, social and information pathways between the governed and governing). 

My primary advisor is David Krackhardt.

I was a Fellow in the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship, run by Rayid Ghani, Obama's Chief Scientist in the 2012 Election.

I received my Bachelor's of Science from Stanford University in 2011, where I studied primarily Chemistry and Computer Science.

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