Siddharth Suri


I work at the intersection of computer science and behavioral economics.  My research analyzes the relationship between social network topology and behavior using a variety of techniques including behavioral experiments, massive data analysis and theoretical modeling.  Moreover, I am one of the leaders in designing, building, and conducting "virtual lab" experiments using Amazon's Mechanical Turk.  My work has appeared in Science, PNAS, as well as top computer science venues.  I won the Best Paper award and a Top 10% Paper award in ACM EC 2012.

I earned my Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 under the supervision of Michael Kearns. After that I was a postdoctoral researcher working with Jon Kleinberg in the Computer Science department at Cornell University.  Then I moved to the Human & Social Dynamics group at Yahoo! Research led by Duncan Watts.  Currently, I’m one of the founding members of Microsoft Research, New York City.  If you would like more information about my background, please see my CV.

About Sid

Current Position

  1. Senior Researcher

  2. Microsoft Research

Research Interests

  1. Crowdsourcing

  2. Behavioral Economics

  3. Social Networks

  4. Computational Social Science

Contact Information

  1. my last name at  

  2. @ssuri