Social Network Research - Research suggests that social networks influence important health behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, drinking) and health states (e.g., anxiety, depression). College students are at increased risk for these conditions, and are also heavy users of online social networking sites such as Facebook. We are building a model of the UCSD student social graph using data from Facebook combined with academic records, and exploring how social networks and Facebook usage affect academic performance.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: UCSD, SDSC Room 293E