Alice Kathmandu

Personality Website:


alice.kathmandu [@] stanford dot edu

Office Location:

Cubberley Building, Room 42
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Primary Areas of Focus:

  • Psychology of Science and Technology
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Computational Social Psychology

Research Summary:

My research seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What causes the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)? How to remedy this gap? 2. Do cultures and politics play roles in shaping attitude towards science and technology? 3. How do scientists communicate their findings with the public now? Can they reframe science to gain trust and support from American conservatives? 4. What are the psychological consequences of emerging technologies from touchscreen to artificial intelligence? 5. What can social psychology inform machine learning? Could advanced machine learning algorithms generalize across cultures?

I’m seeking research assistants who are familiar with computational¬†methods such as machine learning and text mining in Python and R.


Ph.D. Candidate in Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Current, Stanford University

M.S. in Political Science, 2018, Stanford University

B.S. in Psychology, 2015, Tsinghua University