David is an assistant professor of Statistics and Information Systems at Heinz college.
He has previously worked as a research scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and was a visiting scholar in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley. He was a graduate student at the Information Systems Laboratory in the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University under the advisement of Benjamin Van Roy. He received the PhD from Stanford University in 2004.
His current research focuses on statistics and machine learning for social networks and other societal systems. He is most interested in measuring uncertainty in complex models that are suited for modern data sets and nontraditional data modalities, in order to better understand the social and economic systems that shape our society.