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Jake Hofman

Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research

I am a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in New York City, where my work in the area of computational social science involves applications of novel computational tools and statistical methods to large-scale social data.

I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Columbia University's Applied Mathematics Department , and I run the Microsoft Research Data Science Summer School to promote diversity in computer science.

I was previously a member of the Social Dynamics group at Yahoo! Research . Before that I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University's Physics Department . See my CV for more on my background and experience.

You can find more information on my research and teaching on this site.

I also tweet occasionally, keep an extensive set of online bookmarks , and maintain a log of handy one-line tips .