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Benjamin Manning

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Benjamin is a 2nd-year PhD student at MIT in the information technology group at Sloan. He is advised by John Horton. He is an interdisciplinary researcher sitting on the economics side of economics, computer science, and psychology. His research focuses on two highly related, but distinct areas: (1) automating the social scientific process from hypothesis generation to experimentation to data analysis, and (2) determining what, how, and when we can learn about humans from generative AI and machine learning models. Prior to MIT, Benjamin worked at the University of Pennsylvania with Angela Duckworth & Daniel Kahneman exploring several research projects in the computational social sciences. He has a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis

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