James Evans

Director, Knowledge Lab; Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago; Fellow, Computation Institute; Co-Director, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Social Sciences Research Building, Room 420
(773) 702-9168

Dr. Evans is the Director of the Knowledge Lab, a Fellow in the Computation Institute, and the Co-Director for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program. In addition to his leadership duties, Dr. Evans is a Professor in Sociology with research that focuses on the collective system of thinking and knowing, ranging from the distribution of attention and intuition, the origin of ideas and shared habits of reasoning to processes of agreement (and dispute), accumulation of certainty (and doubt), and the texture—novelty, ambiguity, topology—of human understanding. He is especially interested in innovation—how new ideas and practices emerge—and the role that social and technical institutions (e.g., the Internet, markets, collaborations) play in collective cognition and discovery. For more information, visit his homepage.


Marc Berman

Co-Director, Masters in Computational Social Science Program; Director of the Environmental Neuroscience Lab; Associate Professor of Psychology

Green 416
(773) 702-1436

Dr. Berman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Co-Director for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program, and Director of the Environmental Neuroscience Lab. He is involved in the Cognition, Social and Integrative Neuroscience programs. Understanding the relationship between individual psychological and neural processing and environmental factors lies at the heart of his research. In his lab they utilize brain imaging, behavioral experimentation, computational neuroscience and statistical models to quantify the person, the environment and their interactions. For more information, please visit his homepage.


Benjamin Soltoff

Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Associate Director of MACSS

(773) 702-9360
1155 East 60th Street, Room 219

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Dr. Soltoff is Assistant Senior Instructional Professor and Associate Director of MACSS. He is a political scientist with concentrations in American government, political methodology, and law and courts. Additionally, he has training and experience in data science, big data analytics, and policy evaluation. He currently teaches courses in introductory programming, machine learning, social scientific research design, and data visualization. For more information, visit his homepage.


Jon Clindaniel

Assistant Instructional Professor in Computational Social Science

1155 East 60th Street, Room 215
(773) 702-4829

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Dr. Clindaniel is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Masters in Computational Social Science program and a computational anthropologist, focused on solving difficult archaeological problems using data science techniques. He has worked on archaeological projects around the world in an effort to better understand the human past and is currently focused on deciphering symbols in the Inka khipu sign system using large archaeological databases. For more information, please visit his homepage.


Christopher Dobronyi

Assistant Instructional Professor in Computational Economics

Saieh Hall, Room 011

Dr. Dobronyi is an Assistant Instructional Professor in Computational Economics. His research focuses on the partial non-parametric identification and estimation of demand and preferences using big data.

Fields: Econometrics, Microeconomics

Topics: Demand, Non-Parametric Analysis, Revealed Preference


Min Sok Lee

Assistant Senior Instructional Professor in Economics

(773) 834-1754
Saieh Hall, Room 104

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Dr. Lee is an Assistant Senior Instructional Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, teaching undergraduate courses in principles of microeconomics and intermediate microeconomics. Min Lee holds a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.


Victor O. Lima

Senior Instructional Professor in Economics; Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics

(773) 834-6672
Saieh Hall, Room 105

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Dr. Lima is a Senior Instructional Professor in Economics and the College, as well as Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics.  His research interests include monetary economics, social effects, and unemployment effects of labor regulation. For more information, please visit his homepage.


Sanja Miklin

MA Teaching Fellow, Computational Social Science

1155 East 60th Street, Room 213A
(773) 834-6207

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Sanja is an MA Teaching Fellow in MACSS and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She holds a BA, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College, has received her MA at the University of Chicago, and was a Graduate Fellow at the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. Sanja has received interdisciplinary training spanning anthropology, sociology and psychology, including both quantitative and qualitative methods. She is broadly interested in the production of knowledge about social problems, and currently focuses on suicide-related research and activism. She explores these through a mixed-methods approach that includes ethnography and interviews, archival research, as well as computational analysis of texts and science article publication data. For more information, please visit her homepage.


Sabrina Nardin

Assistant Instructional Professor in MACSS

1155 E. 60th Street, Room 221-A

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Dr. Nardin is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Masters in Computational Social Science program. She is a sociologist focusing on cultural and political processes. Her work merges computational methods, such as network analysis and natural language processing, with qualitative approaches and historical research. 


Zhao Wang

Assistant Instructional Professor in MACSS

1155 E. 60th Street, Room 221

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Dr. Wang is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the Masters in Computational Social Science program. She is a computer scientist and her research is at the intersection of Machine Learning, Natural language Processing, and Social Media Analysis. She has conducted fundamental research to leverage computer science techniques to analyze large-scale online data, explore problems of social importance, and provide insights into social issues. For more information, please visit her homepage.