I develop quantitative models and methods for new forms of social science data, including path data for sequential decision-making and audiovisual data conveying human emotion, with application to comparative politics and a particular focus on the Middle East. I also work extensively with smartphone measurement of social networks, movement, and media consumption.

My work has received the John T. Williams dissertation prize and the best poster award by the Society for Political Methodology, and it was supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I obtained a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Selected Honors and Awards

John T. Williams Dissertation Prize