Seth Frey

Professor and Computational Social Scientist


Dr. Seth Frey is a Communication professor at the University of California Davis and Senior Faculty at the UC Davis Datalab. He is also a contributor to Coursera's top-ranked specialization in Computational Social Science. He was a behavioral economist at Disney Research, a part of Walt Disney Imagineering, where he studied theme parks, team sports, and video games. His research now uses online communities as laboratories for the study of self-governance. Dr. Frey earned his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. You can learn more at