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James Alt

James Alt

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Department of Government
James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of voters, political... Read more about James Alt
CGIS Knafel K307
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Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, American University
Assistant Professor of Government at American University specializing in Congressional institutions and elections, applied statistics, and machine learning.
Peter Bol

Peter Bol

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning
Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Peter K. Bol is a Harvard College Professor and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations... Read more about Peter Bol

p: 617-496-2031
Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski

Assistant Professor of Sociology
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  I work primarily at the intersection of political and cultural sociology, but my... Read more about Bart Bonikowski
Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law
Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Co-Director, Program in Law and History

Tomiko Brown-Nagin is an award-winning legal historian and expert in constitutional law and education law and policy. She has published articles and book...

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Melani Cammett

Melani Cammett

Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government
Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Chan School of Public Health

Melani Cammett is Professor of Government at Harvard University. She specializes in the political economy of development and the Middle East and North...

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Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis

Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science, and Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, is a sociologist and physician who conducts research in the areas of social networks and biosocial science. His...

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Sean Bock

Sean Bock

Graduate student, Department of Sociology
I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. My research uses quantitative approaches to study topics broadly related to political... Read more about Sean Bock
Gwen Calais-Haase

Gwen Calais-Haase

PhD Candidate, Department of Government

Gwen Calais-Haase is a PhD Candidate with an academic focus on American Politics, Congress, Legislative Procedure, and Representation.

Alicia DeSantola

Alicia DeSantola

Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School Department of Organizational Behavior
Department of Organizational Behavior
Alicia DeSantola is a Ph.D. student in the Organizational Behavior program jointly offered by the Harvard Business School and the Department of Sociology at... Read more about Alicia DeSantola
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Yi Hua Chen

Yi Hua Chen

Undergraduate in Quantitative Biology, Harvard College
Yi is a junior at Harvard College studying Chemical & Physical Biology. She is interested in understanding how individual components of biology work... Read more about Yi Hua Chen
Angel Navidad

Angel Navidad

Integrative Biology, Harvard College
I'm working as a Recruitment Coordinator at the Digital Lab for the Social Sciences. Interested in international affairs and education.
Casey Traverse

Casey Traverse

Communications Coordinator Intern, LISH
Casey Traverse is the Communications Coordinator Intern at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. She serves to manage all marketing and PR-related... Read more about Casey Traverse
Samuel Arbesman

Samuel Arbesman

Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School
Sam Arbesman is a Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, working in the group of Nicholas Christakis. He completed a PhD in... Read more about Samuel Arbesman
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Hillel Bavli

Hillel Bavli

IQSS Fellow
Hillel Bavli is an IQSS fellow whose research concerns applications of statistics and ecoNomics to law and government policy. He is an experienced litigation... Read more about Hillel Bavli
Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Lead Instructor, GIS Institute (CGA)Professor, Dept of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
Scott is the Lead Instructor for the CGA GIS Institute. Scott has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. He holds an... Read more about Scott Bell
Yuting Chen

Yuting Chen

Visiting fellow, Center for Geographic Analysis

Yuting Chen is a PhD student from the Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research primarily revolves around virtual geographic environment, geographic knowledge engineering and geospatial big data analysis... Read more about Yuting Chen

Bryce J. Dietrich

Bryce J. Dietrich

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Social Science Informatics, Political Science, and Iowa Informatics Initiative, University of Iowa
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Lazer Lab, Northeastern University
My research uses Novel quantitative, automated, and machine learning methods to analyze Non-traditional data sources such as audio (or speech) data and video... Read more about Bryce J. Dietrich
Babak Fotouhi

Babak Fotouhi

JSMF Post-doctoral Fellow at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

Babak employs concepts from sociology, behavioral economics, and network science to study human behavior... Read more about Babak Fotouhi

Ce Gao

Ce Gao

Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University
Peking University

Intellectual history of pre-modern China and database of digital humanity (CBDB)

Clemens Havas

Clemens Havas

Visiting Fellow, CGA
Clemens Havas is a PhD candidate at University of Salzburg’s Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS with a background in computer science. He specializes in... Read more about Clemens Havas
Jonas Heite

Jonas Heite

Visiting Fellow, Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as well as LMU Munich
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as well as LMU Munich
Jonas is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and at the LMU Munich, Germany. He is a Visiting... Read more about Jonas Heite
Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill

Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Assistant Professor at University of Washington

Benjamin Mako Hill is a social scientist, technologist, and activist. In all three roles, he works to understand why some attempts at ... Read more about Benjamin Mako Hill
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Deborah Hurley

Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Deborah Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, companies, Non-governmental... Read more about Deborah Hurley
Murat Kantarcioglu

Murat Kantarcioglu

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at DallasnVisiting Scholar, Harvard Data Privacy Lab
Visiting Scholar, Harvard Data Privacy Lab
Murat Kantarcioglu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Director of the UTD Data Security and Privacy Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. He... Read more about Murat Kantarcioglu
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Ying Chen

Ying Chen

Research Associate & Data Scientist, Human Flourishing Program

Ying Chen, Sc.D., serves as an empirical research scientist for the program. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School... Read more about Ying Chen

Jenny Hoffman

Jenny Hoffman

Assistant Director of Research Management, LISH
Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard
175 North Harvard Street, #1350
Boston, MA 02134
Alexandra Kesick

Alexandra Kesick

Research Associate/Project Coordinator, Laboratory for Innovation Science

 

Alexandra Kesick is a Research Associate/Project Coordinator at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. Prior to her work at LISH, she was a Faculty Support Specialist at Harvard Business School... Read more about Alexandra Kesick

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Administrative Support

Dataverse

James Alt

James Alt

Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government, Department of Government
James E. Alt is the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government. His current interests are in comparative political economy; the interaction of voters, political... Read more about James Alt
CGIS Knafel K307
p: p: 617-495-2184
Samuel Arbesman

Samuel Arbesman

Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School
Sam Arbesman is a Research Fellow in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, working in the group of Nicholas Christakis. He completed a PhD in... Read more about Samuel Arbesman
p: p: 617-432-7421
Andrew Ballard

Andrew Ballard

Assistant Professor, Department of Government, American University
Assistant Professor of Government at American University specializing in Congressional institutions and elections, applied statistics, and machine learning.
Hillel Bavli

Hillel Bavli

IQSS Fellow
Hillel Bavli is an IQSS fellow whose research concerns applications of statistics and ecoNomics to law and government policy. He is an experienced litigation... Read more about Hillel Bavli
Scott Bell

Scott Bell

Lead Instructor, GIS Institute (CGA)Professor, Dept of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
Scott is the Lead Instructor for the CGA GIS Institute. Scott has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. He holds an... Read more about Scott Bell
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Product Development

Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations

Technical Support

Jinjie Liu

Jinjie Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science Services
Mike Reekie

Mike Reekie

Sr Project Manager for Engineering and Technical Operations