I'm Andrew Beers. I am a PhD student in the University of Washington's Human-Centered Design and Engineering program (HCDE), working at the Center for an Informed Public
. I research mis/disinformation on social media, and am advised by Kate Starbird and Emma Spiro. More specifically, I focus on understanding the most popular influencers who produce a disproportionate amount of mis- and disinformation in the United States.
Before my PhD, I worked at the Quantitative Translational Imaging Lab
at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. My work at the QTIM focused on machine learning as applied to medical imaging scans, as well as software development for the imaging program 3D Slicer
and the Python package DeepNeuro
. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Brown University in the Environmental Studies department researching historical records of climate change in the North Atlantic ocean. In between, I have worked for non-profit organizations in research and fundraising capacities.
You can see a list of publications on my Google Scholar profile
, my CV at this link
, and some of my coding projects on my Github account
Want to reach me? Send an email to albeers at uw dot edu. You can also send a message via LinkedIn
, and I'll get back to you when I can.