ISI Directory

Keith Burghardt, Ph.D.

Computer Scientist


Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., Physics (Magna Cum Laude with High Honors), University of Maryland, College Park


Burghardt is a Computer Scientist at the USC Information Sciences Institute who specializes in understanding human behavior with physics-inspired models. Burghardt received a 2021 ISI Meritorious Service Award and 2016 ISI Director’s Intern Award, and has papers in several high-tier venues, such as Communications Physics. Burghardt is a PI and co-PI for several grants, such as the USC + Amazon Center on Secure and Trusted Machine Learning award. He co-organizes the INTERSPEECH 2022 special session, Inclusive and Fair Speech Technologies and has led several outreach programs, such as the S3B2-ML summer school and ISI AI Division seminar series. Burghardt received a PhD in Physics and B.S. in Physics (Magna Cum Laude with High Honors) at the University of Maryland in 2016 and 2012, respectively.


2021: ISI Meritorious Service Award
2018: SIAM Travel Award - NS18
2018: International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) Scholarship
2016: ISI Director’s Intern Award
2015: Conference on Complex Systems Starred Paper Award
2012-2014: University of Maryland Dean’s Fellowship