Peter Martin Krafft

Peter Krafft

I am a postdoctoral researcher with Tom Griffiths at the University of California Berkeley's Social Science Matrix and former visiting postdoctoral scholar at the Data & Society Research Institute in New York City. I will soon be joining the University of Washington as a Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow to work primarily with Emma Spiro and Kate Starbird. Previous to being an itinerant postdoc, I was a PhD student at MIT co-advised by Sandy Pentland and Josh Tenenbaum in EECS, CSAIL, the Media Lab, and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. I was also once a Master's student at UMass Amherst with Hanna Wallach, and an undergraduate researcher at UMass with Andy Barto and separately with Michael Lavine.

I study computational social science and collective intelligence, often from the perspective of cognitive science.

The problems I am most keen on thinking about at the moment are: (1) the sociology of knowledge, (2) institutions, (3) value distribution, (4) political theory, (5) distributed inference.