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Elisa Bienenstock

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  •  ejb01@asu.edu
  •  602/496-0927
  •  Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions 411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 400, Mail Code 3720 Phoenix
College Research Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
College Research Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Research Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
College Research Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3520
Biography

Elisa Jayne Bienenstock is a college research professor at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Bienenstock received her doctorate from University of California-Los Angeles in sociology in the area of mathematical sociology. Her substantive area of specialization within sociology is social psychology, with emphasis on emergent properties of exchange. Her focus is applying formal models, such as social networks and game theory, to understand the relationships among elements of human interaction such as power, status, inequality, conflict, cooperation, coalition formation, reciprocity, and reputation. In addition to serving as faculty at Georgetown University (2005-2014), the University of California, Irvine (2001-2003), Stanford University (1996-2001) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994-1996), Bienenstock served as an Army Research Office program manager and as a consultant (Booz Allen Hamilton (2003-2008) and NSI, Inc. (2008-2010) to the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. In this capacity she spearheaded the development of multiple innovative approaches for applying social science and social network analysis methodologies, and using computational models, to address the needs of the military and intelligence community to understand, measure and study the human, social, culture and behavioral dimensions that impact national security. 

Education

Ph.D. Sociology (Mathematical Sociology), University of California-Los Angeles 

Research Interests

Social Network Analysis

Game Theory

Quantitative Methods

Reciprocity, Trust, Cooperation 

Power and Exchange

Publications
  • Palladino, A., Bienenstock, E.J., West, B. M. Nelson, J. R. Grubesic, T. H. "Information fusion to estimate resilience of dense urban neighborhoods", Proc. SPIE 11018, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVIII, 110180K (7 May 2019)doi: 10.1117/12.2519304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2519304
  • Palladino, A., Bienenstock, E.J., George, C.A., Moore, K.E. Big open-source social science: capabilities and methodology for automating social science analytics. SPIEDigitalLibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie. Proc. SPIE. 106530D, Next-Generation Analyst VI. 2018.  
  • Hyatt, JP. K, Bienenstock, E. J. & Tilan, J. A student guide to proofreading and writing in science. Advances in Physiology Education. 41. 324-331. 10.1152/advan.00004. 2017.
  • Bienenstock, EJ, and Salwen, M. Covert Network Analysis: An Exchange Network Theory Perspective. In: Illuminating Dark Networks: The Study of Clandestine Groups and Organizations.  Gerdes, L.M. (Ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2015.
  • Review of: Massively Parallel Globalization: Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics (2016).
  • Hyatt JPK, Brown EA, Bienenstock EJ, McCall GM. Acute exercise stress elicits differential gene expression profiles in sedentary vs. detrained soleus muscles. Integrative Biology of Exercise Conference (2016).
  • Desouza, KC, Bienenstock EJ. What Simulators Could Do for Public Management. (2016).
Research Activity

 

  • Networked PalYnology Models of Pollen and Human Systems (NYMPHS)
    • Multidisciplinary University Research Grant (MURI) Army Research Office (ARO) 2019-2014
    • Collaborators: Anthony Grubesic (PI ASU); Doaqin Tong (ASU), Jennifer Miller (UT Austin), Shalane Jha (UT Austin), & Barry Brosi (Emory). 
  • REsilience & Stability In DENse Terrains (RESIDENT)
    • DARPA 2017-2019 
  • Big Open Source Social Science (BOSSS).
    • Army Corp of Engineers’ Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 2016 - 2019
  • Identifying Key Actors in Heterogeneous Networks.
    • DOD-AMC 2016 - 2017
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 501Public Service Research I
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
PAF 484Internship
PAF 501Public Service Research I
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
PAF 501Public Service Research I
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 691Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 501Public Service Research I
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CPP 691Seminar
Service
  • BioScience, Reviewer (2015 - 2020)
  • Sociological Theory, Reviewer (2015 - 2020)
  • Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Editorial Board (2008 - 2020)
  • Social Networks, Reviewer (1994 - 2020)
  • Senate, Spa Representative (2016 - 2019)
  • College of Public Service and Community Solutions Doctoral Student Conference Best Paper Award, Chair (2016 - 2016)
  • Institute for Social Science Research ASU Graduate Student Poster Competition, Judge (2016 - 2016)
Consulting

Booz Allen Hamilton (2003-2008)

NSI, Inc. (2008-2010) 

Industry Positions

Army Research Office, Program Manager (2011-2013)