Robert Thorstad

Robert Thorstad

PhD Student
Department of Psychology
Emory University
Email: rthorst (at) emory (dot) edu

Data Mining the Mind

People spend a lot of time on the internet: we interact with other people, write on blogs, buy products, and search for websites. These seemingly everyday interactions create a large-scale, naturalistic record of human psychology. I test psychological hypotheses in this natural laboratory using computational techniques from machine learning and natural language processing. I have applied these methods to study decision-making, mental illness, and how people think about the future.

In my spare time, I play contract bridge. I write bridge articles. I also won the 2016 C North American Pairs.


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