Tim Althoff

Tim Althoff

Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Tim Althoff
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Stanford University, 2018
  • M.S. Computer Science, Stanford University, 2015
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2013
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2007

Tim Althoff joins the Allen School as an assistant professor this winter. He explores novel computational methods in data mining, social network analysis and natural level processing that leverage traces of digital activity from millions of people using massive datasets from smartphones and smartwatches. This data generates practical insights that measure, predict and enhance human behavior. He conducted the largest-ever study of human physical activity, analyzing hundreds of billions of steps by one million people across 111 countries. The study quantified health inequality in order to target health interventions and design healthier cities.

He received the Fulbright Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship and the German National Merit Foundation Scholarship. He has received international coverage by news outlets including the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.