Mor Naaman

I am a professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech where I lead the Social Technologies research group. Previously, I was an assistant professor at Rutgers SC&I, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, and got a PhD from Stanford. Oh, and played professional basketball. I sometimes consult or even co-found startups.

My lab designs, builds, and studies social systems, with a focus on topics related to Technology, Media and Democracy and the trustworthiness of our information ecosystem. Our sponsors include Yahoo, Google, Facebook and the National Science Foundation.

For prospective PhD students: I will only be considering new students who are committed to working on issues related to Technology, Media and Democracy. Feel free to email me with information about your relevant experience and goals.

Fall 2020: I am teaching version of the Psy Social. Cornell students can access the course on Canvas.


Mor Naaman is a professor of Information Science at the Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech. He leads a research group focused on topics related to the intersection of technology, media and democracy. The group applies multidisciplinary techniques -- from machine learning to qualitative social science -- to study our information ecosystem and its challenges.

Previously, Mor was on the faculty at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Stanford University InfoLab, and played professional basketball for Hapoel Tel Aviv. He is also a former startup co-founder, and advises startup companies in social computing and related areas. His research is widely recognized, including with an NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award, research awards and grants from numerous corporations, and multiple best paper awards.

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