Ziv Epstein


Faculty Mentor: Deb Roy, Bill Powers

Direct Supervisor: Sophie Chou

Home University: Pomona College

Academic Department: Media Lab


I am interested in understanding the behavior of humans, both as individuals and as groups, by implementing machine learning methods on novel datasets that have only recently emerged due of their size and complexity. My current work explores prosocial norms and altruistic decision-making through the lens of computer science. I am also very interested in mapping the findings of this type of inquiry to industry and society as large. I am currently pursuing my BA studying mathematics and computer science at Pomona College, in Claremont, California.