Kristen Altenburger

Nonresident Fellow

Kristen M. Altenburger defended her Ph.D. in June 2019 in Computational Social Science in the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University. Her research focuses on developing statistical methods for characterizing social structures in networks, with applications to data privacy, and focuses on promoting equitable digital systems that feature complex cultural and political considerations. She received her BS in Mathematics from Ohio University in 2012 where she was also a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, completed a research fellowship at Stanford Law School in 2012-2014, and received her AM in Statistics from Harvard University in 2015. She was previously a Member of Technical Staff in the Data Science and Cyber Analytics Department at Sandia National Laboratories and was a 2016 SPOT Award recipient based on her research. Her graduate research has been supported in part by a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. She is currently a Research Scientist with the Facebook Core Data Science team.