Stefan is a fifth-year Network Science Ph.D. student in the Lazer Lab. His research lies in the intersection of American political behavior and computational social science. His current projects include exploring the factors motivating individuals to donate to political campaigns and studying how college students influence their friends' political opinions. Before joining Northeastern, he received a B.A. in Government and International Politics and an M.A. in Computational Social Science from George Mason University. His master's thesis focused on the optimization of agent-based models in high-performance computing environments.