Kristen M. Altenburger

Research Scientist - Core Data Science

I am a Research Scientist on the Computational Social Science and Core Data Science teams. My research focuses on developing statistical methods for characterizing social structures in networks, with applications to data privacy, and focuses on promoting equitable digital systems. Before joining Facebook, I pursued my PhD in Computational Social Science in the Management Science & Engineering Department at Stanford University, received my AM in Statistics from Harvard University, and my BS in Mathematics from Ohio University.


Computational social science, social network analysis, causal inference, machine learning

Latest Publications

The Web Conference - April 12, 2021

Causal Network Motifs: Identifying Heterogeneous Spillover Effects in A/B Tests

Yuan Yuan, Kristen M. Altenburger, Farshad Kooti