Altenburger Finalist in LinkedIn Challenge

Posted on 5/19/15 in News

Altenburger Kristen

Kristen Altenburger is one of eleven finalists in the LinkedIn Economic Graph Challenge.  The project is entitled “Linking Women in Opportunity: Evaluating Gender Differences in Self-Promotion.”  Her project uses matching techniques to analyze comparable LinkedIn profiles between men and women and examine differences in self-promotion. They will then evaluate whether individuals with higher degrees of self-promotion receive greater job opportunities. Her partners are Rajlakshmi De (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and Kaylyn Frazier (Google).

The goal of the challenge was to work with the best researchers across the U.S. to help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues of our time, using LinkedIn data. Each proposal utilizes LinkedIn data to create economic opportunity.

Kristen was a student in RIPS-Hong Kong 2011. She will finish her Masters in Statistics at Harvard this month and will begin the PhD program in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford this fall.