Ronald is a third-year PhD student working with Drs. David Lazer and Christo Wilson. His research focuses on the design of experiments and systems for exploring the ways in which online platforms can influence the attitudes, beliefs, and behavior of individuals and groups. At present, his focus is on search engines and their presentation of political candidates and issues. Prior to joining Northeastern, Ronald obtained a BA in psychology from the University of California San Diego and spent four years conducting behavioral experiments and survey research at a nonprofit research institute that he helped build, the American Institute for Behavioral Research andTechnology.