Johannes Eichstaedt has made his career measuring the psychological states of large populations using social media. Most recently, Eichstaedt has taken lead at Emodt as Chief Science Officer. Emodt, provides a web and mobile dashboard to better visualize and manage emotional health by characterizing and therefor influencing human emotion through technology. Emodt also provides positive, neuroscience based recommendations to address acute emotional issues for members and their supporters.
Eichstaedt is the founding Research Scientist for the The World Well-Being Project (WWBP). The WWBP is pioneering techniques for measuring psychological and medical well-being based on language in social media. As a collaboration between computer scientists, psychologists, and statisticians, Mr. Eichstaedt is helping to shed new light on the psychosocial processes that affect health and happiness and exploring the potential for our unobtrusive well-being measures to supplement — and in part replace — expensive survey methods.
Mr. Eichstaedt is an emerging leader in science & society (ELISS fellow) with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
Johannes Eichstaedt has a B.S. in Honours physics and another B.S. in philosophy from King’s College London, UK. Mr. Eichstaedt has a M.S. in Physical Sciences with a concentration in particle physics from the University of Chicago. He also has a masters in applied positive psychology awarded from the University of Pennsylvania.