Dan Calacci

Human Dynamics
  • Research Assistant

Dan is a graduate research assistant with the Human Dynamics group. His work currently revolves around understanding how patterns of socio-cultural diversity affect human behavior, including social interaction patterns, peer learning, and daily human mobility. His long-term research goals include designing socially intelligent agents to improve and augment human communication.

He is an active contributor to and founder of the Rhythm initiative to create open-source tools to measure and affect human social interaction.

Before joining the lab, Dan nabbed a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. While at Northeastern, he published work on inferring political influence networks using natural language processing techniques.

He also cares a lot about healthcare and housing policy, coffee, rock climbing, and tabletop gaming.

Dan is a graduate research assistant with the Human Dynamics group. His work currently revolves around understanding how patterns of socio-cultural diversity affect human behavior, including social interaction patterns, peer learning, and daily human mobility. His long-term research goals include designing socially intelligent agents to improve and augment human communication.

He is an active contributor to and founder of the Rhythm initiative to create open-source tools to measure and affect human social interaction.

Before joining the lab, Dan nabbed a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. While at Northeastern, he published work on inferring political influence networks using natural language processing techniques.

He also cares a lot about healthcare and housing policy, coffee, rock climbing, and tabletop gaming.