Hirokazu Shirado, who received a grant from the National Institute of Social Sciences, will be an assistant professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University commencing in the Fall 2019.
Dr. Shirado, who completing his doctorate in sociology at Yale in May of this year, focuses on collective action, and in particular social networks, cooperation, and coordination. His work has involved the use of various novel tools and approaches in computational social science.
The National Institute launched its Seed Grant Program in 2011 to support outstanding graduate students in the social sciences whose work has the potential to advance their fields of study significantly. NISS grants supplement a university’s financial support and other funding that the student may already have in place.