Curriculum Vitæ
Sasha Goodman

Phone: +1 (310) 892-1110

e-mail: email@sashagoodman.com

www.sashagoodman.com

Los Angeles and Berkeley, California.

Education:

Ph.D. Macrolevel Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Committee Chair: Michael T. Hannan. 2011.

M.A. Interdisciplinary Social Science, University of Chicago. Thesis Advisor: John F. Padgett. 2005.

B.A. Linguistic Anthropology, University of California in Los Angeles. Thesis Advisor: Alessandro Duranti. 1998.


Employment:

Taking a family medical leave, 2015—.

Faculty at the BRITE Center for Science, Research and Policy and researcher with Ninez Ponce at the UCLA Department of Health Policy and Management, 2014.

Postdoctoral researcher in David Lazer's Computational Social Science lab at Northeastern University and affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, 2011-2014.

Course Assistant for Sharique Hasan in "Managing Social Networks," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2011.

Course Assistant for Hayagreeva Rao in "Human Resource Management: Hiring Talent For the Firm," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2010.

Course Assistant for William P. Barnett in "The Global Context of Management," Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, 2008-9.

Administrator of a University-wide Survey for the interdisciplinary Mimir Project, Stanford University, 2009.

Agent-based Simulation Developer for Santa Fe Institute Research Professor John F. Padgett, 2005-2006.

Research Assistant for Professor Valery Yakubovich at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2004-2005.

Vice President of Internet Operations at Hsu Research in Anaheim, CA., 2003–2004.

Founder and President of Blue Whale Networks in Los Angeles, CA., 2002–2003.

Co-founder and Chief Web Officer of Talk Doctor, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA., 1998–2002.


Research Papers:

"Niche Overlap and Discredit: An Empirical Analysis of Informing in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2546894

“Large-Scale Record Linkage of FEC Individual Campaign Contributions” with Guy Lifshitz, Morgane Ciot, David Lazer and Derek Ruths. Manuscript in preparation.

"Wiki-Worthy: Collective Judgement of Candidate Notability" with Drew B. Margolin, Brian Keegan, Yu-Ru Lin and David Lazer. Under review.


Technical Reports and Presentations:

"Niche Overlap and Damaging Actions: An Empirical Analysis of Informing in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 2013.

"Money, Networks and Congressional Voting" at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, Indiana University, June 2013.

"Tracing the Invisible Networks of US Politics" with David Lazer, Edoardo Airoldi and Hossein Azari at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Hamburg, Germany, May 2013.

"Open Source Predictors of Electoral Success" with Drew Margolin, Brian Keegan, David Lazer, and Yu-ru Lin at the 71st Annual Midwest Political Social Association Conference, Illinois, April 2013.

"Moneybombs" visualization (covered by The Economist) and "The Forest of Advocacy" visualization with Mauro Martino and the Lazer Lab, 2012.

"Tracing the Invisible Networks of US Politics" with Yu-ru Lin and David Lazer at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association, University of Colorado, Boulder, July 2012.

"Negative Ties in Niches and Networks: An Analysis of Informing during the Post-War Congressional Hearings in Hollywood" with Giacomo Negro at the Workshop on Similarity, Oxford University, U.K., September 2011.

"Ideological Competition in Status Contests" with William Barnett and Daniel Stewart at the Nagymaros Group on Organizational Ecology, Helsinki, Finland, June 2010.

"Were Brokers More Likely to Have Been Named as Communists During the Congressional Investigation of Post–War Hollywood?" at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and 29th Annual Sunbelt Social Network Conference, both in California, 2009.

"Agent-based Modeling of Organizational Form Emergence" with John Padgett at a seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinios, July 2007.

"Stratification Mapping" at the American Sociological Association Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2006 and the University of Chicago Globalization Mini-Conference, Illinios, 2005.

"Who Chats in a Chatroom?" with Valery Yakubovich at the 25th Annual Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, California, 2005.


Fellowships, Awards and Grants:

APSA Political Networks Conference Fellowship, 2013.

Stanford David S Tappan Fellowship, 2009-2011; Milton L Roberts Fellowship, 2008-2009; Lloyd H Weisel Fellowship, 2007-2008; Gustav Benkendorf Fellowship, 2006-2007.

University of Chicago Graduate Scholarship, 2004-2005.

UCLA Honors, cum laude and 'Highest Honors' on undergraduate thesis “Connecting on the Video-phone: the Greeting Ritual in an Emerging Medium,” 1998.


Other Professional Activities:

Ad hoc reviewer at Management Science, Social Networks and Administrative Science Quarterly.

Member of the American Sociological Association, Academy of Management, Midwest Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association.

Expert in the R statistical programming language and Javascript, and experienced in Java and Python.

Creator and maintainer of the popular rseek.org search engine, which received over 3.4 million page views and is cited in over 19 books.