Our Team

Our research group brings economists together with computer scientists to leverage advances in continuous data acquisition, high performance computing, and machine learning in applied microeconomics.

Peter Christensen

Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

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Economists

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Mateus Souza
nogueir2@illinois.edu
Agricultural and Consumer Economics PhD, 2019

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Abdollah Farhoodi
farhood2@illinois.edu
Economics PhD

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Ignacio Sarmiento Barbieri
srmntbr2@illinois.edu
Postdoctoral Associate
(PhD Economics 2018)

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Nazanin Khazra
khazra2@illinois.edu
Economics PhD

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Bryan Parthum
parthum2@illinois.edu
Applied Microeconomics PhD, 2019


Computer Scientists

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Yifang Zhang
zhang303@illinois.edu
Computer Science MS, 2016

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Erick Li
zhiyuan5@illinois.edu
Civil Engineering, 2018

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Alex Moore
am8@illinois.edu
Computer Science BS, 2020

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Daniel Rychel
drychel2@illinois.edu
Computer Science BS, 2020

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Yuchen Liang
yliang35@illinois.edu
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS, 2019


Alumni

Amanda Ang, Agricultural and Applied Economics (2017), USC Economics PhD Program
Abhishek Banerjee, Computer Engineering (expected 2019)
Sam Chadri, Computer Science (expected 2019)
Yuwei (Alice) Chen, GSLIS (2017), UMass Amherst Computer Science MS Program
Christopher Kim, Computer Science (2019), Conversant Media
Elena Lee, Computer Science (2019), Google
Tom Phillips, Computer Science (2019), Ria Financial
Roshan Rajan, Computer Engineering (2019), Microsoft
Eric Rosenberg, Computer Science (2016), Apple Inc
Jonathan Shobrook, Mathematics and Computer Science (expected 2020)
Alex Stevens, Agricultural and Consumer Economics (2019), USDA Economic Research Service
Sloane Sullivan, Computer Science (2017), Jump Trading
Surya Tadigadapa, Computer Engineering (2017), Microsoft
Renato Schwambach Vieira, Agricultural and Consumer Economics (2019), Consultant World Bank
Jiajun Xu, Computer Science (expected 2019)
Eli Yu, Statistics and Computer Science (Expected 2019)
Lance Zheng, Computer Science (2018), Yelp
Jian Zou, Economics (2017), UIUC Economics PhD Program