Horizon Seminar simulates a university-level research class, with classes of 3-6 students taught by a professor or lecturer with decades of teaching experience. Students develop individualized research projects of their own choosing and design.
Associate Professor, the University of Cambridge
Edoardo Gallo is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge and an Official Fellow in Economics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is also an Associate Member at Nuffield College (Oxford) and a Fellow at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance. His research sits at the intersection of the economics of networks, experimental economics, and behavioral economics. The fundamental question it investigates is how the structure of social networks causally affects individual behavior and economic outcomes in a wide range of contexts. Prior to coming to Cambridge, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church (Oxford) and completed his A.B. in Physics and Mathematics at Harvard University. He has taught political economy, behavioral economics, networks, economic theory, behavioral finance, and mathematics at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Harvard University. Gallo earned his D.Phil. (PhD) in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Research Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
David Rezvani has previously taught at Harvard University, MIT, Oxford University, and Boston University. He is also the author of Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories (Oxford University Press, 2014). Rezvani’s research interests include political integration, Asian politics, and US foreign policy. His work has appeared in the Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Ethnopolitics, and the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. He has held research fellowships at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and has won research grants from Harvard University, Oxford University, Trinity College, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Boston College, and Hong Kong University. As a speaker of English, Mandarin Chinese, and Persian, he has conducted fieldwork in Europe, China, and the Middle East. He earned his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.
Professor, Dartmouth College
Vladimir Chernov has worked at the ETH Zurich, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn and Zurich University. Currently he is a Full Tenured professor at Dartmouth College, where he has taught since 2001. He is an author of more than 30 research papers in the Mathematics and Mathematical Physics research journals. His works appeared in Geometry and Topology, Topology, Geometric and Functional Analysis, Algebraic and Geometric Topology, Communications in Contemporary Mathematics, Communications in Mathematical Physics, Geometry and Physics and Journal of Mathematical Physics. He has had collaboration grants from the Simons Foundation. He has earned his two PhDs from the Uppsala University Sweden and UC Riverside, USA.
Lecturer, Harvard University Extension School, Former Lecturer at Stanford University
James Truncer has taught environmental engineering and environmental systems collapse courses at Harvard since 2012. Prior to teaching at Harvard, he was a lecturer at Stanford University for 9 years, where he taught similar courses. Truncer has also conducted archaeological research in North America and India and published his findings in academic journals, edited volumes, and monographs. His work has led to an interest in sustainability issues with regard to changing agricultural production, urbanization, resource use, and systems collapse. He earned his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Washington.
Professor, Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Professor Goldsztein is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1992 he received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires and in 1997 a PhD in mathematics from MIT. During the three following years (1997-2000), he was a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer in applied mathematics at CalTech. Since 2000, he has been a faculty member of the School of Mathematics of Georgia Tech, where he is now a full professor. Professor Goldsztein enjoys applying mathematics that can be used in other other fields of science such as computational biology, machine learning, and the intersection between math and physics. Machine learning is among his areas of expertise.
Research Scientist , Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Maria Konte is a Research Scientist at the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech and affiliated with its Institute for Information Security & Privacy. Her research is in the intersection of network security, network traffic analytics and machine learning. Her research work focuses on gaining insight from measurements, to design and build tools and methodologies, to improve the security of networks. Her work on network reputation as a measure to defend against cybercriminal infrastructures, appeared at ACM SIGCOMM15, and NANOG62 Research Track. At Georgia Tech, she teaches intermediate and advanced level courses in Computer Networking. She received the Passive and Active Measurement Conference Best Paper Award 2009 for her work on hosting infrastructures of malicious DNS domains. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2015. She holds a Master's in Systems Engineering from Boston University, and a Diploma in Eng. from the Industrial Engineering and Management Dept. at Technical University of Crete, Greece. She has worked at Damballa and Verisign Labs prior to entering academia.
Assistant Professor, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dr. Bridget Callaghan is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is the director of the Brain and Body Lab (BABLab), which opened in 2019. Before starting at UCLA, Bridget was a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University in New York, and completed her doctorate in Psychology and her training as a clinical psychologist at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Her work examines interactions between mental and physical health across development. Bridget has experience working with animal models of early adversity, as well as in behavioral, fMRI, and biological research within human populations. Her work at the BaBLab examines how different early life experiences influence interactions between physical and mental health across the lifespan, with the goal of using this research to create better mental and physical health treatments across development, informed by psychological functioning, trauma history, and central and peripheral biology.
These talented individuals will be assisting you alongside your assigned academic mentor as you complete your Horizon Project. The Horizon Academic Research Program's team oversees the logistical aspects of our high school research program. We run Horizon's in-house writing center, oversee scheduling matters, and provide ongoing advice and support for students as they engage in the process of academic research.
Our team collaborates with (and is distinct from) our 83 academic instructors from universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Dartmouth, Cambridge, Oxford, and Columbia. You can view a list of some of our academic instructors here.
B.A. from Swarthmore College
Global Outreach Lead
M.A. from Texas Tech University
B.A. from University of Miami
North America Outreach Lead
M.F.A. from Purdue University
B.A. from University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. (c) from Georgetown University B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara,
Environmental Science Course Assistant
M.A. from The John Hopkins University
International Relations Course Assistant
Dr. Daniele Cassese
Mead Research Fellow and College Lecturer, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Economics Course Assistant
B.A. from Yale University
Program Associate and Interviewer
M.S. from NYU
B.A. from Yeshiva University
Data Science & Machine Learning Course Assistant
B.A. from Juniata College
B.A. from University of Pennsylvania
M.S. from Stanford University
B.A. from Columbia University
Program Advisor, Former Program Director
M.S. from University of Glasgow
B.A. from Carleton College
Writing and Publications Coordinator
B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, M.A. from University of Chicago
B.A. from University of Pennsylvania
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