People

Ryan S. Ritter

Research Scientist

I’m a Research Scientist on the Core Data Science team at Facebook. Before joining Facebook, I earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where my research focused generally on emotions, moral judgment, religious cognition, and mind perception. Now my research focuses on the intersection of well-being and technology, where I use large scale data science and social science methods to understand how social media can impact people’s lives and build products to help support well-being.

Interests

Well-being and technology, computational social science, survey science