I am a PhD student in Harvard University's Department of Government. I have a wide range of research interests including international security, civil conflict, statistical methods, automated content analysis, data visualization and machine learning.
My work centers on the use of automated content analysis to collect political science data from the vast text sources that are beginning to surface on the web. I am currently working on projects using sentence-level events data analysis, document level supervised learning algorithms and unsupervised clustering techniques.
I am fortunate to have a number of wonderful collaborators. I am currently working on topic models for social science inference (with Molly Roberts), Consilience a method of computer-assisted reading (with Merce Crosas, Justin Grimmer and Gary King), diffusion of norms on Human Trafficking (with Paulette Lloyd and Beth Simmons) and a few other projects waiting in the wings.