Ziv Epstein

Ph.D. Candidate

Ziv Epstein (he/him) is a PhD Candidate at the MIT Media Lab. At the intersection of computational social science and design, his research explores ways to conceptualize and navigate attention online by developing interventions against misinformation, as well as exploring the role of algorithms such as newsfeed recommenders and generative AI in social interactions online. He has published papers in venues such as the general interest journals Nature, PNAS and iScience, as well as top-tier computer science proceedings such as CHI and CSCW. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, and Fast Company and his artwork has been featured in Ars Electronica, the MIT Museum, and Burning Man.