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CHRISTOPHER KAI TOKITA, PhD SCIENTIST 

Professionally, I am a data scientist for good.

Scientifically, I am a complexity scientist and a computational {ecologist, social scientist}.

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

About me

As a data scientist for good, I strive to use data, AI, and science to make the world a better place. Currently, I am a Senior Data Scientist at Stripe, where I partner with Stripe's security teams to help protect the internet's economy.

 

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, prior to graduate school, spent two years working in federal science policy in Washington, D.C.

In addition to my professional work, I continue working on issues of diversity, equity, & inclusion in science and higher education, and I am an advocate for science and evidence-based policy. 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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