I'm a Postdoctoral Associate at New York University in the Social Media and Political Participation Lab at New York University. I received my Phd in Political Science from Penn State University.
I'm studying the application of statistical and machine learning methods 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?
My current research focuses on methods to discover and analyze coordinated campaigns to influence political topics on social media as well as on the development of tools and methodology to allow scientists to to answer questions with social media data.