Michael W. Macy

Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences; Director, Social Dynamics Laboratory
Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences/Information Science, Computing and Information Science

Contact Information

225 Gates Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4555

Michael W. Macy

Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences; Director, Social Dynamics Laboratory
Goldwin Smith Professor of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences/Information Science, Computing and Information Science

Expertise

Using novel sources of network data (from social media, computational models, and online experiments) to address longstanding puzzles about human behavior and social interaction, especially what brings people together and what drives them apart

Current Research Interest

Partisan differences in lifestyle interests; opinion cascades and unpredictability; global music streaming as a barometer of emotional rhythms across cultures

Selected Publications

Park, Patrick, Joshua Blumenstock, and Michael Macy. “The Strength of Long-Range Ties in Population-Scale Social Networks.” Science 362, no. 6421 (2018): 1410-1413.

Park, Minsu, Jennifer Thom, Sarah Mennicken, Henriette Cramer, and Michael Macy. “Global Music Streaming Data Reveals Diurnal and Seasonal Patterns of Affective Preference." Nature Human Behaviour 3 (2019): 230-236.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Cultures of Liberals and Conservatives