Dean Eckles is a social scientist, statistician, and member of the Data Science team at Facebook. His primary focus is how interactive technologies affect human behavior by mediating, amplifying, and directing social influence — and the statistical methods to study these processes. Dean holds degrees from Stanford University in philosophy (BA), cognitive science (BS, MS), and statistics (MS), and communication (PhD).
Moira Burke is a Data Scientist at Facebook, where she combines her social psychology and data munging chops to understand how people perceive their audience online and how various uses of the site improve psychological well-being. She received her Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon. When not coaxing data into pretty plots, she sings a cappella. Badly.
Solomon Messing is a political scientist with Facebook's Data Science Team. His research and teaching focus on political advertising and campaigns, social influence, and design and analysis of experiments. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Communication Research. Solomon completed his Ph.D. in political communication and M.S. in Statistics at Stanford.
After graduating from Emory in 2008, Chris dabbled in college admissions for a year, which led him to teach high school mathematics in Oakland. He radiates a love for learning and believes everyone deserves a great education. In 2012, Chris joined Udacity to reach thousands of students and share his joy of problem solving with the world.