Dean Eckles

Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dean Eckles is the Mitsubishi Career Development Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a professor at MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems and Society. His research examines the use of communication technologies to mediate, amplify, and direct social influence. He also develops new analytical methods to further this work, with a focus on causal inference, field experiments and applied statistics. Before joining MIT, he was a scientist at Facebook, where he worked on many product areas and analytical methods, including News Feed, messaging, advertising, tools for randomized experiments, and survey methods. Previously he was a researcher at Nokia and Yahoo. He earned a BA in philosophy, a BS and MS in cognitive science, an MS in statistics, and a PhD in communication, all from Stanford University.