1st Year ESAM PhD Student Wins NSF Fellowship

David Miller, an ESAM 1st year PhD student, was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to do research with Professor Abrams. They will work to model populations of biased individuals, and when they polarize or converge.  According to Miller, “Technology now allows us to amplify our psychological biases by skewing the information we receive about the world, and I want to explore how this can affect our political and cultural dynamics.  I think we need to try and study this rather than getting swept along by trends that can divide us and limit effective communication across ideological divides.”

David joins a cohort of ESAM students receiving NSF Fellowships, including current students Yuxin Chen, Stephanie Ger, Rebecca Menssen, Nishant Nangia, and Cody Reeves.