RESEARCH +
ENGINEERING

Sohan Dsouza is working on ways to solve discovery, veracity, and mobilization problems using a combination of technology and social science. His research background includes crowdsourcing, strategic cooperation, incentive mechanisms, social mobilization, AI ethics, and computer-mediated negotiation. He is interested in the intersection between disinformation and political polarization, and in AI-powered deception, and their implications for platform design and policy. He is a trained and experienced practitioner of open-source intelligence (OSINT) for exposing manipulation online.

Sohan brings years of experience in industry as a software engineer, along with years of experience in academia as a research engineer and a research assistant, primarily in computational social science. His formal education spans Computer Information Systems (BS), IT Management (MBA/PGDM), Informatics (MSc), and Media Arts and Sciences (SM).

Sohan's work has been published in Nature, PNAS, Transport, and IEEE intelligent Systems, and has been covered by major media outlets including the New York Times, BBC, NPR, Guardian, New Scientist, Scientific American, and Associated Press.