- Viral Communications
Sohan Dsouza is working on ways to solve information and mobilization problems using a combination of technology and social science. His research interests include crowdsourcing, veracity, virality, knowledge management, AI and Society, and social mobilization. He is interested in the intersection between disinformation and political polarization, and its implications for policy on social media platforms.
His 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.
He has experience in industry, as a software engineer and operations analyst; and in academia as a research engineer and, at MIT, as a research assistant. His education spans Computer Information Systems (BS), Informatics (MS), IT Management (MBA/PGDM), and, at MIT, Media Arts and Sciences (MS). His MIT Master's thesis is titled "Crowdsourcing Moral Psychology".