I'm a fifth year graduate student in Political Science and Social Data Analytics at the Pennsylvania State University. I'm studying the application of statistical and machine learning tools to social scientific questions. In most of my research I deal with unstructured text data. How can use better tools to extract scientifically relevant information form text and how can we use insights form social science to improve the tools we are using?

In my dissertation, I study how we can use social media to gauge how people react to refugees entering a country. I address how we can find the relevant sub-population on Twitter that talks about the issue and provide software (Active Stream) to do so on the Twitter Stream. I then use that data to analyze if we can measure individual reactions to refugee allocations in Germany.

My advisor is Prof. Bruce Desmarais and I am part of the Governance and Administration in Networks (GAiN) Lab . If you want to know more about my research, check out my research page and my CV. You can also find my code on github