Ashton Anderson

I'm a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Computational Social Science group at Microsoft Research in New York City. Before that I was a PhD student advised by Jure Leskovec in the Computer Science department at Stanford University. I'm broadly interested in research that bridges the gap between computer science and the social sciences.

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Publications

Global Diffusion via Cascading Invitations: Structure, Growth, and Homophily, Ashton Anderson, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, Jure Leskovec, Mitul Tiwari, to appear in WWW 2015.

The Structural Virality of Online Diffusion, Sharad Goel, Ashton Anderson, Jake Hofman, Duncan J. Watts, Management Science (to appear).

Political Ideology and Racial Preferences in Online Dating, Ashton Anderson, Sharad Goel, Gregory Huber, Neil Malhotra, Duncan J. Watts, Sociological Science, 2014.

Engaging with Massive Online Courses, Ashton Anderson, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, and Jure Leskovec, WWW 2014. Best Paper runner-up.

The Dynamics of Repeat Consumption, Ashton Anderson, Ravi Kumar, Andrew Tomkins, Sergei Vassilvitskii, WWW 2014.

Steering User Behavior With Badges, Ashton Anderson, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, and Jure Leskovec, WWW 2013.

Discovering Value from Community Activity on Focused Question-Answering Sites: A Case Study of Stack Overflow,
Ashton Anderson, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, and Jure Leskovec, KDD 2012.

Towards a Computational History of the ACL: 1980 – 2008, Ashton Anderson, Dan McFarland, and Dan Jurafsky,
ACL 2012 Special Workshop on Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries
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Effects of User Similarity in Social Media, Ashton Anderson, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, and Jure Leskovec, WSDM 2012.

Internal Implementation, Ashton Anderson, Yoav Shoham, Alon Altman, AAMAS 2010.

Education