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University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences

College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Khoury College of Computer Science

Professor Lazer is the co-director of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Before joining the Northeastern faculty in fall 2009, he was an associate professor of public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of its Program on Networked Governance. Professor Lazer’s research centers on social networks; governance, or how the patterns of institutional relations yield functional or dysfunctional systems; and technology and its use in communication. An authority on social networks, he has written several papers on the diffusion of information among interest groups and between these groups and the government. He is the co-editor of Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government and also written extensively on the use of DNA in the criminal justice system.

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

  • Education

    PhD, 1996, Political Science
    University of Michigan

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    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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