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  • 2010-2016 University of California San Diego Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science
  • 2005-2009 Santa Clara University B.S. Economics and Environmental Studies
  • 2007-2008 University of Oxford Visiting Student in Economics and Geography

Academic Positions

  • 2019-present Senior Research Scientist and Principal Investigator
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Center for Humans and Machines
  • 2016-2019 Research Scientist
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scalable Cooperation Group
  • 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Academic Affiliations

  • 2018-present Research Affiliate MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
  • 2016-present Human-Environmental Systems Fellow Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Research Interests

Selected Academic Publications: 

For a comprehensive list of publications, see my full CV or my Google Scholar profile.

Moore, F. and Obradovich, N. (2020). Using remarkability to define coastal flooding thresholds. Nature Communications, 11(530).

Obradovich, N. and Rahwan, I. (2019). Risk of a feedback loop between climatic warming and human mobility. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16(158).

Rahwan, I.∗ , Cebrian, M.∗, Obradovich, N.∗, et al. (2019). Machine behaviour. Nature, 568 477–486. (∗ denotes equal contribution). Discussions.

Moore, F.C., Obradovich, N., Lehner, F., and Baylis, P. (2019). Rapidly declining remarkability of temperature anomalies may obscure public perception of climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(11) 4905-4910.

Obradovich, N., Migliorini, R., Paulus, M., and Rahwan, I. (2018). Empirical evidence of mental health risks posed by climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(43) 10953-10958.

Obradovich, N., Tingley, D., and Rahwan, I. (2018). Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(35) 8710.

Baylis, P.∗, Obradovich, N.∗, Kryvasheyeu, Y., Chen, H., Coviello, L., Moro, E., Cebrian, M., and Fowler, J.H. (2018). Weather impacts expressed sentiment. PLOS ONE, 13(4), e0195750. (∗ denotes equal contribution).

Frank, M., Obradovich, N., Sun, L., Woon, W.L., LeVeck, B., Rahwan, I. (2018). Detecting reciprocity at a global scale. Science Advances, 4(eaao5348).

Obradovich, N., Migliorini, R., Mednick, S.C., and Fowler, J.H. (2017). Nighttime temperature and human sleep loss in a changing climate. Science Advances, 3(e1601555).

Obradovich, N. and Fowler, J.H. (2017). Climate change may alter human physical activity patterns. Nature Human Behaviour, 1(0097).

Kryvasheyeu, Y., Chen, H., Obradovich, N., Moro, E., Van Hentenryck, P., Fowler, J.H., and Cebrian, M. (2016). Rapid assessment of disaster damage using social media activity. Science Advances, 2(3), e1500779.

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