Evan A. Warfel

A photo of Evan Warfel in front of Lower Yosemite Falls


Prior to coming to graduate school, I worked as a data scientist for many years in SF. I felt called to study human nature (who people are, how they grow and change over time) and now I'm lucky enough to study personality and personality development. My first big project has been to study how personality co-develops in families.

I'm interested in personality because of all the psychological disciplines, it gives us a lens with which to study how people are unique. For example, why does the same thing affect people differently? I'm also interested including incorporating natural language processing and other data science / machine learning concepts in my research. 

Education and Degree(s)
  • B.S. in Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley
Honors and Awards
  • Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Being A Second Year Graduate Student
  • Personality and Personality Development
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning