Amaç Herdağdelen

Computational social scientist and independent researcher.

As a computer scientist with a PhD in computational linguistics and AI, my interests put me on a path towards computational social sciences. I’m driven by a methodological curiosity (my curiosity is not methodological, I am curious about methods), seeking novel ways to make sense of complex data. I explore a wide range of topics, from the dynamics of international migration to network formation, the building blocks of social capital, and the societal implications of naming practices. These aren’t isolated questions to me; they’re interwoven threads that make up the fabric of society. I see each as an opportunity to dig deeper into the intricate patterns that define our communal lives.

I am a co-founder of the data visualization collective Çilek Ağacı. Between 2012 and 2023 I worked at the original Data Science org and the Computational Social Science Team at Facebook.

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