Elisa Heinrich

Graduate Fellow

Elisa is interested in applying mathematical modeling and empirical studies in complexity and collective behavior, specifically for understanding the macro behavior of human systems that emerge from ecological, behavioral, and evolutionary mechanisms at different scales. She’s interested in constructing common frames of reference between human and natural systems that restructure socioeconomic models to include ecological interrelations. Her previous work uses empirical analysis, network science, and statistical physics to study the scaling of socio-economic outcomes in urban areas. Currently, she’s working on questions regarding human systems and their interrelations with the environment at different scales. To tackle these questions, Elisa uses sociological frameworks with models from evolutionary and ecological biology.

Elisa received her B.Sc. in Computational Sciences and Mathematics from Minerva University. She joins SFI after a Pre-Doc at The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.