Shirado Awarded Seed Grant for Research

Department News
Student Awards and Recognition
March 2, 2016

Graduate student Hirokazu Shirado has been chosen as the National Institute for Social Science’s 2016 Seed Grant Recipient. The prestigious award is for his project “Helping Human Groups to Overcome Social Traps with Autonomous Agents.” He is working with Professor Nicholas A. Christakis in the latter’s Human Nature Lab. The grant will provide flexible support directly to Hirokazu as he advances towards his PhD dissertation. Previous Seed Grants have been awarded since the program’s founding in 2011 to students in history, economics, and political science at Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton.