Dr. Kiran Lakkaraju is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico in the Machine Intelligence group. Kiran’s research has been marked by extensive interdisciplinary efforts that bring together the social and computational sciences. His work has revolved around the question of social influence, whether in linguistic behavior, information diffusion, attitude change, or behavior diffusion. He has experience with developing online experiments (using the Controlled, Large Online Social Experimentation Platform) to study these topics. Recently, he has been investigating how games, including Massively Multiplayer Online Games, and Board Games as a means to study global conflict. Kiran has a background in artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and computational social science. He holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.