Research Team

Dana Bullister

PhD Student, Interdisciplinary Design and Media, Northeastern University (co-advised with Brooke Foucault Welles)

Kumar Chandra

Research Assistant (Based at Homestead High School, CA)

Nabeel Gillani

Director and Assistant Professor of Design and Data Analysis, Northeastern University.  More about Nabeel here.

Cassandra Moe

UX Engineering Co-op

Neil Potnis

Research Assistant

Affiliated researchers

Doug Beeferman

Research Scientist, MIT Center for Constructive Communication

Alvin Chang

Assistant Professor, The New School

Cassandra Overney

Graduate Student, MIT Center for Constructive Communication

Tyler Simko

PhD Student in Government, Harvard University

Keyu Zhu

PhD Student in Engineering, Georgia Tech

Community Advisors

Cyntoria Grant

Associate Director of Public School Partnerships, Harvard University Public Affairs and Communications

Frank Pantano

Executive Director of Choice and Magnet Programs, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools


Director of Planning Services, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Academic Advisors

Peter Bergman

Associate Professor of Economics and Director of The Learning Collider, UT Austin

Rebecca Eynon

Professor of Education, the Internet and Society, Oxford Internet Institute and Department of Education, University of Oxford

Deb Roy

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, Director for the Center for Constructive Communication, MIT

Sanjay Sarma

Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vice President of Open Learning, MIT

Pascal Van Hentenryck

A. Russell Chandler III Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech


Emily Leff

Research Assistant (Master's student in Information Design and Data Visualization, Northeastern University)