Graduate Students

Current

Dalal AlQadeeri
PhD Student, Marketing (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Amrita Arcot
PhD Student, Nutritional Sciences (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Olivia Beck
PhD Student, Statistics & Social Data Analytics
Chase Bloch
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
Zicheng Cheng
PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)
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)
Kaitlyn Dowden
PhD Student, Statistics & Social Data Analytics
Liam Essig
PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics
Nathaniel Flemming
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
Chi Shun (Gary) Fong
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
Sara Francisco
Assistant Professor, Sociology Grinnell College (2022-)
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
C-SoDA Predoctoral Research Associate (2021-22)
Joseph Guerriero
PhD Student, Psychology & Social Data Analytics
Chris Julien
PhD Student, Sociology & Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
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
Sangyeon Kim
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
Nahyun Kim
PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Taegyoon Kim
PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics
Jungmin Lee
PhD Student, Human Development & Family Studies and Social Data Analytics
Sun Ah Lee
PhD Student, Human Development and Family Studies & Social Data Analytics
Yanling Li
PhD Student, Human Development and Family Studies & Social Data Analytics
Yun Liang
PhD Student, Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Arif Masrur
PhD Student, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Matthew McGee
PhD Student, Informatics & Social Data Analytics
Maya Merhi
PhD Student, Informatics & Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
Amanda Moeller
PhD Student, Psychology (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Nitheesha Nakka
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
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
Xiaoyue (Rachel) Peng
PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Lulu Peng
PhD Student, Communication Arts & Sciences (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Sayali Phadke
PhD Student, Statistics (SoDA Graduate Minor)
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)
Joseph Risi
PhD Student, Criminology (SoDA Graduate Minor)
David Schillinger
PhD Student, Psychology (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Franziska Schmid
PhD Student, Marketing (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Jeremy Seeman
PhD Student, Statistics and Social Data Analytics
Christopher Seto
PhD Student, Criminology (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Caner Simsek
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
Yang Song
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
William (Tyler) Suman
PhD Student, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
Biechen Tian
PhD Student, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Tran Tran
PhD Student, Statistics & Social Data Analytics
Ryan Yang Wang
PhD Student, Communications (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Haoyang Zhang
PhD Student, Sociology & Demography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Robert Zuchowski
PhD Student, Sociology & Demography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5 (2016-18)

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)
Samuel Bestvater
Computational Social Scientist, Pew Data Labs
PhD, Political Science and Social Data Analytics (2022)
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
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)
Nicholas Dietrich
Visiting Assistant Professor, Data Analytics, Ohio Wesleyan University (2020-)
PhD, Political Science (2020)
QuaSSI Predoctoral Fellow (2017-18)
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)
Cassie McMillan
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
PhD, Sociology and Demography (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2020)
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)
Steven Morgan
Data Scientist, Facebook (Survey and Demographic Research) (2020-)
PhD, Political Science & Social Data Analytics
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 6 (2017-18)
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)
Markus Neumann
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wesleyan Media Project, Wesleyan University
PhD Student, Political Science and Social Data Analytics (2020)
Michelle Pistner Nixon
Assistant Research Professor, Information Sciences and Technologies, Penn State
PhD, Statistics & Social Data Analytics (2020)
Alex Ororbia
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
Ben Sheng
Mathematical Statistician, FDA
PhD, Statistics (SoDA Graduate Minor) (2020)
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 4 (2015-2017)
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)
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)
Fangcao Xu
Machine Learning Software Engineer, Google
PhD 2021, Geography (SoDA Graduate Minor)
Omer Faruk Yalcin
Lecturer, Data Analysis and Computational Social Science, UMass-Amherst PhD, Political Science and Social Data Analytics (2021)
C-SoDA Student Affiliate
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)
Amy Zhang
Scientist I - Bioinformatics, SomaLogic
PhD, Statistics & Social Data Analytics (2021)
BDSS-IGERT Fellow, Cohort 5 (2016-18)
Yeying Zhu
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo
PhD, Statistics (2013)
Predoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Initiative (2010-11)