Postdoctoral fellow
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley  


I am a computational social scientist in the Management of Organizations group at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

My current research is primarily focused on the social structure of the opioid epidemic, organizations, and measurement in social networks. Find my academic work on Google Scholar

I am currently a postdoc with Toby Stuart and Mathijs de Vaan at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where I am also a member of the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group. I hold a PhD in Computer Science, which focused on computational tools for understanding social networks, advised by Aaron Clauset at the University of Colorado Boulder. During my PhD I was fortunate to spend time at Microsoft Research NYC, mentored by Duncan Watts (intern 2015, 2016 & consulting researcher, 2015-2017), and to have funding from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2015, I served as an organizer for the Women in Machine Learning Workshop, a technical workshop co-located with NIPS. I previously received a BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Mathematics from Northwestern University. 


Find me on Google Scholar, or in person as azjacobs + or I almost never tweet as @az_jacobs.


I often go by Abbie and as a consequence will respond to Abby, Abbi, Aby, and other creative variations of Abigail.

Abigail Z. Jacobs
azjacobs + haas.berkeley + edu