Eaman Jahani

PhD Candidate at MIT IDSS

in Social & Engineering Systems

and Statistics

Email: eaman [at] mit [dot] edu

I am a PhD candidate in Social and Engineering Systems program at MIT IDSS, under supervision of Prof. Pentland and Prof. Eckles. I am also receiving a second PhD in Statistics from the Statistics and Data Science Center at MIT. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science both from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

My PhD research is focused on micro-level structural factors, such as network structure, that contribute to unequal distribution of resources or information. As a computational social scientist, I use methods from network science, statistics, experiment design and causal inference. I am also interested in understanding the collective behavior in institutional settings, the institutional mechanisms that promote cooperative behavior in networks, or in contrast lead to unequal outcomes for different groups.

In a previous life, I worked at Google New York City as a software engineer from 2011 to 2015. At Google, I worked on several products around the AdWords ad auction. We analyzed the ad auction dynamics and developed relevant suggestions for advertisers.


Sep 1, 2021 I will be joining Berkeley department of Statistics as a post-doctoral associate starting January 2022.
Aug 17, 2021 I defended my thesis titled: “Network Effects on Outcomes and Unequal Distribution of Resources”.
Jan 11, 2021 I got accepted into the university of Chicago Rising Stars in Data Science workshop and presented my thesis research.
Aug 23, 2020 Submitted my thesis proposal! :microscope:
Jan 10, 2020 Starting a collaboration with Facebook CDS to study network effects on outcomes