Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Universidad de los Andes (Chile); MA Universidad Católica de Chile; PhD Cornell University
Research Areas: Computational Social Science, Social Networks, Organizational Behavior, Social Stratification
Mario D. Molina is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Science Division at New York University Abu Dhabi. He studies the social dynamics of cooperation and social inequality and his research centers on reward systems, social norms, and cultural integration, with an emphasis on the individual mechanisms that contribute to the existence of complex social structures. He uses different statistical and computational tools, including online experiments, panel data, machine learning, and natural language processing.
Before joining NYUAD, he completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. He also holds a B.A. in Education (2008) and B.A. in Philosophy (2009) from Universidad de los Andes (Chile) and a M.A. in Sociology (2012) from Universidad Catolica de Chile.