I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. My research, published in top academic journals, combines advanced statistical techniques with psychological theory to understand the cognitive processes underlying decision-making. I have used Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to model how people make budgeting decisions and how the sentiment of people’s written thoughts relates to their choices. I developed and implemented novel statistical models to understand the critical psychological principles underlying people’s attentional and decision processes. Borrowing insights from statistical physics, I have investigated how preferences for risky choices depend on the underlying decision environment.

Previously, I received my Ph.D. from the Social and Decision Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, got an M.S. in Psychology from Rutgers University, and played online poker professionally.