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Jason Jeffrey Jones

Jason Jeffrey Jones

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2011, UC San Diego

Areas of Interest

Computational Social Science, Social Contagion and Social Networks


Dr. Jason Jeffrey Jones is a computational social scientist whose expertise includes online experiments, social networks, high-throughput text analysis  and machine learning.  He is interested in humans’ perceptions of themselves and the developing role of artificial intelligence in society.
Dr. Jones is the director of CSSERG (pronounced “sea surge”): the Computational Social Science of Emerging Realities Group.  CSSERG is a team of scholars committed to cross-disciplinary collaboration, united by common computational methodologies and always with eyes on the near future.  CSSERG has studied the effectiveness of virtual reality in evoking empathy, the dynamics of gender stereotypes in language over decades and temporal trends in personally expressed identity.
Dr. Jones’ research is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been cited thousands of times.  His work has been discussed in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post.  For updates on current projects, Dr. Jones’ website is the best source.

Selected Publications

Jason J. Jones, Mohammad Ruhul Amin, Jessica Kim, and Steven Skiena. 2019. “Stereotypical Gender Associations in Language Have Decreased Over Time.” Sociological Science 7(1): 1-35.

Jones, J. J., Bond, R. M., Bakshy, E., Eckles, D., & Fowler, J. H. (2017). Social influence and political mobilization: Further evidence from a randomized experiment in the 2012 US presidential election. PloS one, 12(4), e0173851

Robert M. Bond, Christopher J. Fariss, Jason J. Jones, Adam D. I. Kramer, Cameron Marlow, Jaime E. Settle, James H. Fowler.  "A 61-Million-Person Experiment in Social Influence and Political Mobilization." Nature. 

Jason J. Jones, Jaime E. Settle, Robert M. Bond, Christopher J. Fariss, Cameron Marlow, James H. Fowler. "Inferring Tie Strength from Online Directed Behavior." PLoS ONE 8(1): e52168.

Jason J. Jones, Robert M. Bond, Christopher J. Fariss, Jaime E. Settle, Adam D. I. Kramer, Cameron Marlow, James H. Fowler. "Yahtzee: An Anonymized Group Level Matching Procedure." PLoS ONE 8(2): e55760