Data Science

Our faculty are experts in using scientific methods and computational processes to extract insights about social and political processes from structured and unstructured data.

Data Science Faculty

Laura Bakkensen

Laura Bakkensen

Assistant Professor

  • Environmental economics
  • Natural disaster policy
  • Risk and adaptation
Social Sciences 327
Anne Boustead

Anne Boustead

Assistant Professor

  • Law and policy
  • Drug policy
  • Surveillance and privacy
Social Sciences 439B
Frank Gonzalez

Frank Gonzalez

Assistant Professor

  • Political psychology
  • Race and politics
  • Biology and politics
Social Sciences 337
Adam Douglas Henry

Adam Douglas Henry

Associate Professor

  • Social networks
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Computational modeling
Social Sciences 319
Javier Osorio

Javier Osorio

Assistant Professor

  • Comparative politics
  • Political and criminal violence
  • Natural language processing
Social Sciences 125
Yotam Shmargad

Yotam Shmargad

Assistant Professor

  • Online behavior
  • Political communication
  • Social networks
Social Sciences 129
Chris Weber

Chris Weber

Associate Professor

Director of PhD Program

  • American politics
  • Political psychology
  • Methodology
Social Sciences 333
Chad Westerland

Chad Westerland

Associate Professor

  • American politics
  • Law and courts
  • Methodology
Social Sciences 321