David T. Lee

davidtlee AT stanford DOT edu


Welcome! :)

I am a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where I work with Ashish Goel as part of the Social Algorithms Lab and the Crowdsourced Democracy Team. I received my BSc in Electrical Engineering at Caltech, where I worked with Jehoshua Bruck as part of the Molecular Programming Project.

I am grateful to have been supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I am also an Accel Innovation Scholar and two-time recipient of a Brown Institute for Media Innovation Magic Grant.

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Representative Publications

Teaching Experience

Things I Love Thinking About

My research focuses on algorithms, platforms, and incentives for social systems and connective media. I am currently focused on large-scale collaboration: I want to enable people to meaningfully engage in the communities they care about, and to help those communities effectively coordinate those people toward unified goals.

More broadly, I believe that just as big data transformed diverse industries through tools for processing large amounts of data, big people will further drive transformation in diverse industries through tools for coordinating large numbers of people. Projects I have worked on include:

I am also interested in the broader theme of computation through local, distributed interactions, and the (related) role of randomness in computation. In this vein, I have worked on a couple other projects: