Kristen M. Altenburger

PhD Student
Management Science and Engineering
Stanford University

kaltenb [at]



I am a second year PhD Student in the Management Science & Engineering (MS&E) Department at Stanford University and am a member of MS&E’s Social Algorithms Lab (SOAL). My research interests include social network analysis, machine learning, and causal inference.

I received my BS in Mathematics from Ohio University in 2012 where I was also a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, completed a research fellowship at Stanford Law School in 2012-2014, and received my AM in Statistics from Harvard University in 2015. I am also a 2016 recipient of the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship. I spent Summers 2015 and 2016 in the Data Science and Cyber Analytics Department at Sandia National Laboratories and am a 2016 Spot Award recipient based on my summer research.

ongoing projects


workshops + conferences + talks