About me

Michael Sobolev is a behavioral scientist, health technologist, and data scientist.

Current research interests include behavioral design of technology, behavior change and digital nudging, mobile health (mHealth), and behavioral data science.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer and Information Science at Cornell Tech from 2017. Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Technology and Digital Innovation at Northwell Health in New York City from 2019.

PhD in Behavioral Science from the Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology. MSc in Business and Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University.

You can also find me on twitter, Linkedin and Scholar. Email me at michael [dot] sobolev [at] cornell [dot] edu.


The secret to happiness is low expectations and a good cup of coffee.

Recent News

  • Summer subcontract from the d3lab and University of Michigan's NIH U01 project on Methods for Intensive Longitudinal Data.

  • Check out the recoding of my recent talk on Digital Nudge and Screen Time at the Centre for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI) at ETH Zurich.

  • Our workshop on the Future of Digital Biomarkers (DigiBiom) was conducted on June 25, 2021. Check out the website for details on speakers and papers.

  • Our workshop on Healthy Interfaces (HEALTHI) was conducted on April 13, 2021. Check out the website for details on speakers and papers.

Research Highlights

Digital Nudging

Recommender Systems

Health Technology

Digital Wellbeing