Past Member

Soroush Vosoughi

Former Postdoctoral Associate

Soroush Vosoughi is a postdoctoral associate at the MIT Media Lab and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He received his PhD, MSc, and BSc from MIT. His research focuses on mining and modeling large social and information networks and developing analytical methods in information, data, and network science. He applies these methods to address urgent societal challenges. In his current research, he is using computational methods to study the formation and propagation of information and misinformation on social networks. Previously, Soroush was the technical director of the Electome project (funded by Knight Foundation) at the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT, leading a team of graduate students working on algorithms for automatic analysis of election-related content on social media during the 2016 election. The team was selected as an official partner of the commission on presidential debates and the analytics developed were used to brief the moderators of all presidential debates. For his PhD, he developed algorithms for automatic detection and verification of rumors on Twitter.