Welcome. I am a political methodologist specializing in statistical text analysis with applications to international relations, legislative politics, and frankly anything else that seems interesting.
Details of what I write about and the things I teach can be found in the links over to the right or in the trusty CV. You can find also find me answering questions on stats.stackexchange.com, writing code on GitHub, and – inevitably – wittering on Twitter. There’s a blog here too.
Thanks to all the folk at the Atlanta Computational Social Science workshop for the invitation to bend their collective ear. It was a lot of fun.
Note to self: never agree to speak right after the CDC explain how they save the world. (And I thought speaking after the Google Words team was as bad as it could get…)
More excitingly, while attempting to put more of the ‘computational’ into computational social science, I ended up as a villain in Zeynep Tufekci’s talk. While I’m hoping some of the fame rubs off, it’s possibly true that I shouldn’t have finished with a quote from Red Robot #C-63.