Martina Balestra is an Adjunct Faculty member and a previous Smart Cities Postdoctoral Research Associate at NYU CUSP. She completed her PhD from NYU in 2019, M.S. from Cornell University in 2014, and B.S. from the Olin College of Engineering in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 she worked at the MITRE Corporation as a Systems Engineer. Her research interests are mainly related to computational social science, collective behavior, dynamical systems, human computer interaction, and machine learning.