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Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab

My name is Rui (pronounced as “Ray”) Pei, and I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. I study the risky behaviors that can have social consequences, or social risk taking (e.g., reaching out to a stranger to build a new friendship). I take a multi-method approach to answer these questions, including in-lab and large-scale experimental paradigms, machine learning, computational neuroimaging techniques, longitudinal modeling, and social network analysis.

I completed a B.Sc of Cognitive Neuroscience at Brown University and a Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (Advisor: Dr. Emily Falk). I also did an internship at the Social Computing Group at Microsoft Research Asia between January and August, 2018.

More information about me can be found on my Curriculum Vitae (last update October 2023).