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CHRISTOPHER KAI TOKITA, PhD SCIENTIST 

I am a biologist turned computational social scientist.

I use computational models and data science to study social networks, collective behavior & information flow in social systems—from ant colonies to social media.

As a data scientist, I aim to use my skillset for social good.

About me

I am a data scientist at cybersecurity startup Phylum. In 2021, I completed my Ph.D. at Princeton University, where I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. I received my B.S. from Yale University in 2014 and then spent two years working in federal science policy in Washington, D.C. Wishing to continue on in my studies, I then returned to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D.

In addition to my scientific research, I am active in science policy and advocacy; work on issues of diversity, equity, & inclusion in science; and occasionally do data science projects for fun. My outside interests include surfing, the NBA, R&B and hip hop music, weight training, mixed martial arts (trained ages 12-22), and amateur-level graphic design.

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