Soroush Vosoughi is an incoming assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College. He is also a technical advisor to the nonprofit organization Cortico.
His research focuses on mining and modeling large social and information networks and developing analytical methods in information, data, and network science. He applies these methods to address urgent societal challenges. In his current research, he is using computational methods to study the formation and propagation of information and misinformation on social networks.
Previously, he was a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and a postdoctoral associate at MIT. He served as the technical director of the Electome project (funded by the Knight Foundation) at the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT, leading a team of graduate students working on algorithms for automatic analysis of election-related content on social media during the 2016 election. He received his PhD at MIT where he developed algorithms for automatic detection and verification of rumors on Twitter.