Nabeel is an incoming Assistant Professor of Design and Data Analysis between the D'Amore-McKim School of Business and College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University, where he leads the Plural Connections Group. 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) echo chambers and empathy gaps on social media platforms, and 2) educational inequalities stemming from segregated schools and neighborhoods.

Nabeel received his PhD from the MIT Media Lab. Before 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 a Master's degree in Education and Machine Learning at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.


  • PhD Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
  • MSc Information Engineering (Machine Learning), University of Oxford
  • MSc Education (Learning & Technology), University of Oxford
  • Sc.B. Applied Mathematics-Computer Science, Brown University