Nabeel is an Assistant Professor of Design and Data Analysis at Northeastern University between the College of Arts, Media and Design and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, where he directs the Plural Connections Group. He is also a core faculty member at the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. Nabeel's research interests involve using tools from computation and design to foster pluralism—an inclusive response to diversity in society—in ways that promote educational, economic, and social inclusion. More specifically, he seeks to apply methods from machine learning, data science, and design to foster more equitable connections across segregated spaces like: 1) educational inequalities stemming from segregated schools and neighborhoods, and 2) echo chambers and empathy gaps in social and mainstream media environments.
Nabeel received his PhD from the MIT Media Lab. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a Product Manager and member of the analytics team at Khan Academy, where he helped design digital learning experiences. He studied Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Brown University as an undergraduate, and received Masters degrees in Education and Machine Learning at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.