People

  1. C-SoDA Director & SoDA Program Head
  2. C-SoDA Associate Director & SoDA Graduate Director
  3. SoDA Undergraduate Director
  4. C-SoDA Postdoctoral Scholars
  5. Graduate Students (Current)
  6. Graduate Students (Alumni)
  7. Faculty
  8. Staff

C-SoDA Director & SoDA Program Head

Burt Monroe

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, & Informatics
  • Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
  • Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
  • Director and Principal Investigator, BDSS-IGERT (2012-2018)
  • Director, Quantitative Social Science Initiative [QuaSSI] (2006-2018)

C-SoDA Associate Director & SoDA Graduate Director

Bruce Desmarais

  • DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science
  • Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Social Data Analytics
  • Acting Director, BDSS-IGERT (Fall 2016)
  • Director, IGaP Lab (Interdependence in Government and Policy)

SoDA Undergraduate Director

Amy Linch

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Social Data Analytics
  • Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
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C-SoDA Postdoctoral Scholars

Howard Liu

  • C-SoDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019-2020)
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Political Science, University of Essex (from Fall 2020)

Medha Uppala

  • C-SoDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019-2021)

Graduate Students (Current)

Samuel Bestvater

  • PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Chase Bloch

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics

Muhammed Kafi Cifci

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Marjan Davoodi

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics

Shipi Kankane Dhanorkar

  • PhD Student, Informatics (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-2018)

Nicholas Dietrich

  • PhD Student, Political Science
  • Lecturer, Quantitative Social Science, Stevens Institute of Technology (2020-)
  • QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2017-18)

Liam Essig

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics

Sara Francisco

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-2018)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Brittany Freelin

  • PhD Student, Criminology (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-2018)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Ishita Gopal

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics

Chris Julien

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics

Mikaela Karstens

  • PhD Student, Political Science
  • C-SoDA Predoctoral Research Associate (2019-2020)

Claire Kelling

  • PhD Student, Statistics & Social Data Analytics
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-18)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Faith Khumalo

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics

Nahyun Kim

  • PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Sangyeon Kim

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Taegyoon Kim

  • PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics

Jungmin Lee

  • PhD Student, Human Development & Family Studies and Social Data Analytics

Yanling Li

  • PhD Student, Human Development and Family Studies & Social Data Analytics

Arif Masrur

  • PhD Student, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Cassie McMillan

  • PhD Student, Sociology and Demography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)

Amanda Moeller

  • PhD Student, Psychology (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Steven Morgan

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
  • Data Scientist, Facebook (Survey and Demographic Research) (2020-)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-18)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Markus Neumann

  • PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Michelle Pistner Nixon

  • PhD Candidate, Statistics & Social Data Analytics

M. Rosemary Pang

  • PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics

Hyun Joon Park

  • PhD Student, Psychology (SoDA minor)

So Young Park

  • PhD Student, Recreation, Park, & Tourism Management (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Lulu Peng

  • PhD Student, Communication Arts & Sciences (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Xiaoyue (Rachel) Peng

  • PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Sayali Phadke

  • PhD Student, Statistics (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)

Franziska Schmid

  • PhD Student, Marketing (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Jeremy Seeman

  • PhD Student, Statistics and Social Data Analytics

Ben Sheng

  • PhD Student, Statistics (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)

Caner Simsek

  • PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics

Biechen Tian

  • PhD Student, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Ryan Yang Wang

  • PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Fangcao Xu

  • PhD Student, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)

Omer Faruk Yalcin

  • PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Amy Zhang

  • PhD Candidate, Statistics & Social Data Analytics
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5 (2016-18)

Robert Zuchowski

  • PhD Student, Sociology & Demography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5 (2016-18)

Graduate Students (Alumni)

Beatrice Abiero

  • Associate Research Scientist, Ipsos Public Affairs (2016-)
  • PhD, Health Policy & Administration and Demography (2016)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-2014)

Francesco Acciai

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
  • PhD, Sociology and Demography, 2016
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2014-15)

Margaret (Molly) Ariotti

  • Assistant Professor of International Affairs, University of Georgia
  • PhD, Political Science (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-2013)

Benjamin Bagozzi

  • Associate Professor of Political Science & International Relations, University of Delaware
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota (2013-2015)
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2012-2013)

Daehee Bak

  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas Tech University
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2010-11)

Brett Beattie

  • Data Science Manager, Match.com
  • PhD, Sociology & Demography (2015)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2011-12)

John Beieler

  • Director of Science & Technology, Office of the Director for National Intelligence (2019-)
  • Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA), 2017-2019
  • Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University, Human Language Technology Center for Excellence (2016-2017)
  • Data Scientist, Caerus Analytics (2015-2016)
  • PhD, Political Science (2016)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-2015)

Jason José Bendezú

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Child Development, University of Minnesota
  • PhD, Psychology (2018)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2013-14)

Christopher Boylan

  • Data Scientist, Verisk (Dublin)
  • PhD, Political Science (2017)
  • MS, Applied Statistics
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2015-16)

Satvika Chalasani

  • Technical Specialist & UNFPA Lead on Ending Child Marriage, United Nations Population Fund
  • Research Fellow, The Population Council (2010-12)
  • PhD, Sociology and Demography (2010)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2007-08)

Wanghuan Chu

  • Data Scientist, Google (2016-)
  • PhD 2016, Statistics
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-2015)

Cindy Cook

  • Data Scientist, SAIS
  • ABD, Statistics
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-2016)

Vito D'Orazio

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University (2014-2015)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University (2013-2014)
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2011-12)

Yaoyao Dai

  • Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2020-)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU-Abu Dhabi (2019-20)
  • PhD, Political Science and Asian Studies (2019)
  • C-SoDA Predoctoral Research Associate (2018-19)

Matthew Denny

  • Research Scientist, Facebook Core Data Science (2019-).
  • Research Associate, Georgetown University, Massive Data Institute (2019-).
  • PhD, Political Science and Social Data Analytics (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow (2015-2017)

Simone Dietrich

  • Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Senior Lecturer and Director of ESSEXLab, University of Essex (2015-17)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Missouri (2012-15)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University (2011-12)
  • PhD, Political Science (2011)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2009-10)

Ben Fisher

  • Head of Data Science, Verisk Maplecroft (New York)
  • PhD, Political Science (2016)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2014-15)

Mitchell Goist

  • PhD, Political Science (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2016-17)
  • C-SoDA Student Affiliate

Maggie Houchen

  • Senior Vice President for Research, Baylor College of Medicine
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2013-14)

Carolynne Hultquist

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University (2020-)
  • PhD, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)

Timmy Huynh

  • Data Analyst, Eberly College of Science, Penn State
  • ABD, Sociology
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-16)

Muhammed Idris

  • Director of Data, Product, and Technology, PLUS1
  • Fellow, Capria Ventures
  • Cofounder, Edel Technologies
  • Principle Data Scientist, TeraCrunch
  • Resident, TED Conferences (2018)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Concordia University (2016-2018)
  • PhD, Political Science (2016)
  • BDSS Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-2014)

Christopher Inkpen

  • Data Scientist, RTI International
  • PhD, Sociology and Demography (2017)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-2015)

Kyle Joyce

  • Lecturer, Government Analytics, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California at Davis (2008-2016)
  • PhD, Political Science (2008)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2006-07)

Vishesh Karwa

  • Assistant Professor, Statistical Science, Temple University
  • Assistant Professor, Statistics, Ohio State University (2017-19)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Computation and Society, Harvard University (2015-17)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University (2014-15)
  • PhD, Statistics (2014)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2012-13)

Michael Kenwick

  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, Rutgers University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania (2017-2019)
  • PhD, Political Science (2017)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2015-2016)

Rachel Koffer

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD, Human Development & Family Studies (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-15)

Fridolin Jakob Linder

  • Data Scientist, Siemens Mobility, Intelligent Traffic Systems Lab
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Media and Political Participation (SMAPP) Lab (2018-19).
  • PhD, Political Science (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-2016)

Xi Liu

  • Software Engineer, Google Cloud AI
  • PhD, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)

Jennifer Smith Mason

  • Professor of Practice, University of Arizona
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA (2018-19)
  • PhD, Geography (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-2014)

Ryan McMahon

  • Data Scientist, Google, YouTube Data Science Team
  • Data Scientist, Verisk Maplecroft (2018-2019)
  • PhD, Political Science (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-17)

Claudia Nau

  • Research Scientist, Division of Behavioral Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • PhD, Sociology and Demography (2012)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2008-09)

Jonathan Nelson

  • Vermont Department of Transportation
  • User Experience Designer, Strava (2015-2018)
  • PhD, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-2015)

Alex Ororbia, II

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, RIT
  • PhD, Informatics (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-2016)

Julianna Pacheco

  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar, University of Michigan (2010-12)
  • PhD, Political Science (2010)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2008-09)

Anna Pechenkina

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Utah State University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Politics & Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University (2013-16)
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2008-09)

Nathaniel Porter

  • Social Science Data Consultant & Data Education Coordinator, Informatics Lab, Virginia Tech
  • PhD, Sociology (2017)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2013-14)

Amanda Rebar

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University
  • National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow
  • PhD, Kinesiology (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2011-12)

Kevin Reuning

  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (of Ohio), Fall 2018-
  • PhD, Political Science (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2016-17)

Doug Rice

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2011-12)

John Schoeneman

  • Watkins Global Trade Scholars Supervisor, Oklahoma State University
  • PhD, Political Science & Social Data Analytics (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5, 2016-2017

Mark Simpson

  • PhD, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5 (2016-2018)

Joshua Snoke

  • Associate Statistician, RAND Corporation
  • PhD, Statistics (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2018)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 3 (2014-16)

Benjamin Soltoff

  • Assistant Instructional Professor in Computational Social Science, University of Chicago
  • Assistant Director, Masters in Computational Social Science, University of Chicago
  • PhD, Political Science (2014)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2013-14)

Sam Stehle

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University
  • PhD, Geography (2017)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 2 (2013-2015)

Joshua Stevens

  • Scientific Visualization & Cartographic Quality Lead, NASA Earth Observatory
  • ABD, Geography
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-14)

Xiaoran Sun

  • Stanford University Data Science Scholar (2020-)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, The Screenomics Lab (2019-)
  • PhD, Human Development & Family Studies (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2019)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 & QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2017-2018)

Zhanna Terechshenko

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, Social Media and Political Participation (SMAPP) Lab
  • PhD, Political Science and Social Data Analytics (2019)

Eitan Tzelgov

  • Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Varieties of Democracy Project, University of Gothenburg (2013-15)
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2009-10)

Tatiana Vashchilko

  • Assistant Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
  • PhD, Political Science (2011)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2006-07)

Xiaozhou Wang

  • Assistant Professor, Hunan University of Humanities, Science, & Technology
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, S4 - Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University
  • PhD, Sociology and Demography (2012)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2010-11)

Stephanie Wilson

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • Director, SHARE Lab
  • Pelatonia Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Ohio State University (2016-19)
  • PhD, Human Development & Family Studies (2016)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-14)

Aidan Wright

  • Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Personality Processes and Outcomes Laboratory
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY-Buffalo (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD, Psychology (2012)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2007-08)

Peifeng Yin

  • Software Engineer, Pinterest
  • Research Scientist, IBM Research (2014-19)
  • PhD, Computer Science & Engineering (2014)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2012-13)

Jay Yonamine

  • Head of Data Science, Operations, and Quality for Global Patents, Google
  • PhD, Political Science (2013)
  • BDSS-IGERT Affiliate and QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2012-13)

Mo Yu

  • Software Engineer, Google
  • PhD, Information Sciences and Technology (2017)
  • BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 1 (2012-14)

Yeying Zhu

  • Assistant Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
  • PhD, Statistics (2013)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2010-11)

Faculty

Duane Alwin

  • McCourtney Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Life Course Center
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Le Bao

  • Associate Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Timothy Brick

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Guoray Cai

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Guido Cervone

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Director, Geoinformatics and Earth Observation Laboratory
  • Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Guangqing Chi

  • Associate Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography
  • Director, Computational and Spatial Analysis Core, Population Research Institute
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Chao-Hsien Chu

  • Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Linda Collins

  • Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, and Statistics
  • Director, The Methodology Center
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Jonathan Cook

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Group Identity and Social Perception Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Daniel DellaPosta

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Bruce Desmarais

  • DeGrandis-McCourtney Early Career Professor in Political Science
  • Associate Director, Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA)
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Social Data Analytics
  • Acting Director, BDSS-IGERT (Fall 2016)
  • Director, IGaP Lab (Interdependence in Government and Policy)

Diane Felmlee

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Christopher Fowler

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Lee Giles

  • David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, The Intelligent Information Systems Research Laboratory
  • Graduate Faculty, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Professor (by courtesy), Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-17), Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Rick Gilmore

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Corina Graif

  • Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Research Associate, Population Research Institute
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Michael Hallquist

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Developmental Personality Neuroscience Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Murali Haran

  • Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Melissa Hardy

  • Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2012-2017), Social Data Analytics

Peter Hatemi

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Frank Hillary

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Brain Injury and Plasticity Lab, Penn State Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Marie Hojnacki

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Vasant Honavar

  • Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics
  • Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory
  • Associate Director, Institute for CyberScience
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

David Hunter

  • Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Daniel Kifer

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Alexander Klippel

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Director, ChoroPhronesis
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Derek Kreager

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Soundar Kumara

  • Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Jeremy Ladd

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics

Stephanie Lanza

  • Director, The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
  • Professor of Biobehavioral Health
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

James LeBreton

  • Professor, Psychology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • Director, Measurement and Applied Psychology Laboratory (MAP Lab)

Wang-Chien Lee

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Director, Intelligent Pervasive Data Access Group (iPDA)
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Jia Li

  • Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Runze Li

  • Eberly Family Chair Professor of Statistics and Public Health Sciences
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Zhenhui (Jessie) Li

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Amy Linch

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Social Data Analytics
  • Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
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Suzanna Linn

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Xiaofei Lu

  • Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Liying Luo

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Alan MacEachren

  • Professor of Geography
  • Director, GeoVISTA Center
  • Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2015-2019), Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Kamesh Madduri

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate
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Stephen Matthews

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • Director, Program in Demography
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Rustin Meyer

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Contextual Awareness and Situational Assessment (CASA) Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Prasenjit Mitra

  • Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Peter Molenaar

  • Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Burt Monroe

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science, Social Data Analytics, & Informatics
  • Director, Center for Social Data Analytics [C-SoDA]
  • Head, Program in Social Data Analytics [SoDA]
  • Director and Principal Investigator, BDSS-IGERT (2012-2018)
  • Director, Quantitative Social Science Initiative [QuaSSI] (2006-2018)

Kari Lock Morgan

  • Assistant Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Kevin Munger

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Michael Nelson

  • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Xiaoyue (Maggie) Niu

  • Associate Research Professor of Statistics
  • Managing Director, Statistical Consulting Center
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Zita Oravecz

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Bing Pan

  • Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Rebecca Passonneau

  • Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Eric Plutzer

  • Professor of Political Science and Sociology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Sarah Rajtmajer

  • Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2019-), Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Nilam Ram

  • Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies, and Psychology
  • Co-Director, StudioLab
  • Core Faculty, QuantDev (Quantitative Development Systems Methodology)
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Frank Ritter

  • Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, Psychology, and Computer Science & Engineering
  • Co-Director, Applied Cognitive Science Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Anthony Robinson

  • Assistant Professor of Geography
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Charles Seguin

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Lijiang (L J) Shen

  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic

  • Professor of Statistics
  • Co-PI, BDSS-IGERT
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Rachel Smith

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Conrad Tucker

  • Associate Professor of Engineering Design, Industrial Engineering, and Computer Science
  • Director, Design Analysis Technology Advancement (DATA) Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Ashton M. Verdery

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Social Data Analytics
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee (2017-), Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

James Wang

  • Professor of Information Sciences & Technology
  • Co-Director, Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Shomir Wilson

  • Assistant Professor, Information Sciences & Technology
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Bradley Wyble

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Wyble Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Lingzhou Xue

  • Assistant Professor of Statistics
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Scott Yabiku

  • Professor of Sociology and Demography
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

John Yen

  • University Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Computer Science & Engineering
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Xiaolong (Luke) Zhang

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, Knowledge Visualization Lab
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

Bu Zhong

  • Associate Professor of Journalism, College of Communications
  • Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Christopher Zorn

  • Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science
  • Affiliate Faculty, Penn State Law
  • Associate Director, BDSS-IGERT
  • Graduate Faculty and Program Committee, Social Data Analytics
  • C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

Staff

Kristy Boob

  • Graduate Staff Coordinator (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 863-1595

Jodi Guy

  • Administrative Assistant, Center for Social Data Analytics
(814) 867-2720

Angela Hill

  • Undergraduate Staff Coordinator (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 865-4597

Kristie Kalvin

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)

Greg Nolan

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)

Mia Parise

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Political Science / Social Data Analytics)
(814) 865-4597