With a broad background in studying the structure and function of social networks, Dr. Momeni focuses her current research how individuals process information to make decisions, and how these dynamics are affected by social and group structure. Most recently, as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, she looked at this issue through the lens of digital experiments.
Her previous research examined the problem of inferring the structure of large-scale social networks from a small set of observations, structural inequalities in online social networks, and – as a visiting research at Harvard University – how network structure affects societal cooperation and coordination. Her research interests also include computational social science, particularly the effect of information technology on individual and group decision making, and evolutionary game theory.
Dr. Momeni’s work has been published by Nature, Nature Human Behavior, The Journal of the Royal Society Interface, and IEEE, and has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Science Daily, Medical Daily, Independent, Scientific American, and The Harvard Gazette.
Dr. Momeni obtained her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from McGill University with a penetrating dissertation entitled, “The structure of social networks: modeling, sampling, and inference.” She achieved both her BS and MS in Electrical from the Sharif University of Technology.