Figure 1. From extra-professional research appearing in the 2016 American Alpine Journal [link].

Johan Ugander

Assistant Professor, Management Science & Engineering
David Morgenthaler II Faculty Fellow
School of Engineering
Stanford University

My research develops algorithmic and statistical frameworks for analyzing social networks, social systems, and other large-scale data-rich contexts. I am particularly interested in the challenges of causal inference and experimentation in these complex domains. My work commonly falls at the intersections of graph theory, probability theory, statistics, optimization, and algorithm design.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University in 2014, advised by Jon Kleinberg. I also hold degrees from the University of Cambridge and Lund University; before that I also attended Deep Springs College. From 2010-14 I held an affiliation with the Facebook Data Science team. In 2014-15 I spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research, hosted by Eric Horvitz. I joined Stanford in September 2015.

At Stanford I am a member of MS&E's Social Algorithms Lab (SOAL) and affiliated with the Center for Computational Social Science. I am also among the faculty that coordinate the RAIN Seminar.

Contact me: jugander {at}
Visiting address: Huang Engineering Center 357, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4121
See also: tweets, research blog



My Google Scholar profile lists citation counts and provides the ability to "follow" my publications.




I am currently co-organizing the following workshops:
I am serving/have served on the Program Committee of the following conferences/workshops:
I have also served as a reviewer for the following journals:
A list of past talks, in addition to those implied by the conference publications:
Figure 2. The summit of Fairview Dome, Yosemite National Park, July 2012.

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