At interstitio, we use mathematical and scientific data analysis techniques to help forward-thinking organizations understand the best way to get from point A to B.


Our Philosophy

We believe that organizations are complex social problems. To help you manage this complexity while effectively delivering on your organization's mission, we ask thoughtful questions to deliver practical answers with an acute sense of urgency. We believe that happiness is a function of clearly-defined expectations and that clear expectations contribute to the realization of remarkable outcomes. We believe in the role of clarity, coherence, and coordination as drivers of your mission, and ours.


who are we?

We came together to create interstitio because we have a unique combination of skills that span the physical and social sciences that make us ideally suited to tackle the unique complexity of organizations. Read more about us below. 


David Thompson

David has made a career out of first making science and then designing tools that make science. His published work in both the physical and social sciences reflects his love of the scientific method as a way of making sense of the world.

In addition to his work at interstitio, David is the founder of Lunch Roulette, a simple web-based process that’s helped facilitate tens of thousands of serendipitous lunch meetings in companies all around the world. He has also worked to help bring exposure to STEM careers to diverse and underserved populations.

David's writing has appeared on Forbes.com, HBR.org, and ScientificAmerican.com. He has a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and an MSci in Chemical Physics from University College London.

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Dafna Gelbgiser

Dafna Gelbgiser is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University. She uses advanced statistical methods to study the sources and patterns of inequality in education and labor market outcomes by gender, race, immigrant status, and social class background. Her recent work examines how organizational practices impact gender differences in field of study selection in higher education, and subsequent patterns of occupational segregation in the labor market.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University, she was a Research Scientist at Facebook, Inc. and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Inequality at Cornell University.

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Eric Gladstone

Eric is an expert in behavioral science and organizational network analysis. In addition to his work at interstitio, he is an Assistant Professor of Management at the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis at the University of Kentucky, where he continues his research at the intersection of organizations and network processes.

Eric’s approach utilizes statistical analyses, experiments, “real-world” data, and computer simulations to help analyze the efficiency and efficacy of organizational and social networks, social capital, and decision making.

Eric's extensive research in this field has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has a PhD in Management and Organizations from Cornell University and a Masters in Sociology from the University of South Carolina.

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