Who I am
I am a social scientist and applied statistician specialized in the quantitative analysis of social and political behavior. I currently serve as Senior Data Scientist in the Statistics and Survey Methodology Unit of Westat where I develop tools and statistical methods to help field personnel and project managers measure, monitor, and adapt to field conditions.
My academic research explores the fragility of political representation. I have written about the limits of political accountability when voters are faced with conflicting dimensions of representation, and about how social media amplifies the offline biases of political participation. I am also interested in the relation between the monopoly of violence and democratic stability. My research has appeared in Electoral Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, or the European Journal of Political Economy. I have also authored an introduction to incomplete data analysis for social scientists.
I am a member of the editorial board of Politikon, where I blog about how technology and Internet affect politics and the way we interact with each other.
September 25, 2016• The economics of privacy →
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September 04, 2016• Against take-home interviews in data science →
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July 04, 2016• Gladstone, Podemos, and the struggle for party unity →
It is difficult to read a history of the Liberal Party in the UK and...