Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor

Room: HOW/60-5.16
E-mail: jb.digi@cbs.dk

Jason is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Digitalization. His research uses computational methods to study human behavior in the context of a digital society. This involves topics ranging from how people fundamentally reason with information and make decisions, to how the structure of online information environments influences the beliefs people form, to how online environments can be (re)designed to promote collective intelligence. Jason holds a PhD in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London and an MSc in Organizational Psychiatry & Psychology from King’s College London.

Primary research areas

• Computational social science

• Judgment and decision-making

• Social networks

• Collective intelligence

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  • Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Management

Thesis and project topics that fall within the above research areas or use computational methods, such as:

  • Online experiments
  • Agent-based modelling and simulation
  • Analyses of digital trace data

*** Please note: I will be on leave for spring 2023 and unable to supervise students during that semester ***

Selected publications
  • Burton, J.W., Cruz, N. & Hahn, U. (2021) Reconsidering evidence of moral contagion in online social networks. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 1629–1635 (2021).
  • Burton, J. W., Harris, A. J., Shah, P., & Hahn, U. (2022). Optimism where there is none: Asymmetric belief updating observed with valence-neutral life events. Cognition, 218, 104939.
  • Burton, J. W., Stein, M. K., & Jensen, T. B. (2020). A systematic review of algorithm aversion in augmented decision making. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 33(2), 220-239.
Publications sorted by:
Abdullah Almaatouq; M. Amin Rahimian; Jason W. Burton; Abdulla Alhajri / The Distribution of Initial Estimates Moderates the Effect of Social Influence on the Wisdom of the Crowd
In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 12, No. 1, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Outside activities


  • Affiliate of the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (spring 2023)