Eytan Bakshy is a researcher on the Data Science team at Facebook. His work broadly examines information diffusion and influence in online networks through the use of large-scale field experiments and observational studies. His current interests include causality in social networks, political media consumption, and information distribution. Before Facebook, Bakshy conducted research on quantifying influence on Twitter at Yahoo! Research, and the diffusion of user-created content on Second Life at the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in Information from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.