Nir Grinberg

Nir Grinberg
Assistant Professor - Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Lab Alumnus

Nir Grinberg was a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute, and research fellow at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. His research investigates areas where existing large-scale information systems are suboptimal for people -- for example, by not meeting people's needs, goals or expectations -- and proposes new computational measures to bridge the gaps. For example, he studied the scale and scope of fake news on Twitter among voters during an election, examined the effect of Facebook likes and comments on people's behavior and attitude, and proposed new measures to quantify engagement with online news. He collaborated on research projects with top industry partners such as Facebook, Yahoo! Labs, Chartbeat, SocialFlow, and Bloomberg L.P. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a double major B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

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