Jonathan Dobres


Jonathan Dobres is a Principal Data Scientist at Sonos, where his activities include project management, scientific communication, statistical inference, and (honest attempts at) predicting the future. He has also worked extensively on customer behavior and survey design, and has a lot of opinions about the Net Promoter Score.

From 2012 to 2017, Jonathan was a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab, where he investigated topics including automotive safety and technology use across the lifespan. He also led an extensive line of research on text legibility. Ask him silly questions about fonts, and you will get serious answers.

He received a doctorate in experimental psychology from Boston University in 2012, although technically the diploma says 2013. There are only two official graduations per year, and the calendar does not round down.

Jonathan’s hobbies include, but are not limited to: web design, programming, fun perception tricks, and writing. He also believes that independent websites are an important form of self-expression.