Using data driven methods from statistics and machine learning, my work lies at the intersection between social science and computer science.
I am Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. Prior to that, I was at Oxford University and worked as a Data Scientist in industry. I graduated with a PhD in Political Science from the Graduate School of the University of Mannheim.
You can read my Political Science papers in the Journal of Politics or International Interactions, among others. I presented findings relevant to Computer Science at the International Conference on Machine Learning and the Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy Workshop Series.
I regularly collaborate with private and public institutions as a consultant.
April 2023 At the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology of Newcastle University, I am teaching a workshop on Machine Learning.
December 2022 This year, I will be teaching the Masterclass on Deep Learning at the Q-Step Centre in Warwick on December 7th. To book, follow this link.
October 2022 At the departmental research meeting in Cardiff, I am presenting the full view of our multipaper project on the politics of time.
October 2022 We have a new working paper: “Psychological Distance and Event Construal Depend Not Only on Event Distance, but Also on Event Resolution.” (with Hannah Bechara and Slava Jankin) Using lab experiments and a corpus of NYT articles on the US presidential elections, it lays the necessary groundwork for the Politics of Psychological Distance. What drives psychological distance is not only the event distance, i.e. how far an event is away. Both the event distance and the event resolution jointly determine individuals’ psychological distance to an event, and with it the event construal and important behavioral downstream effects such as planning for a particular event.
August 2022 I am teaching again at the Hertie Data Science Summer School, this time a workshop on Deep Learning for Multi-Model Systems. You can register here.
May 2022 I will be running an Introduction to Deep Learning at Comptext 2022. Watch the conference homepage if you want to enroll. And I will also present our paper “The Politics of the Psychological Distance” (with Hannah Bechara and Slava Jankin).
May 2022 How to use Computer Vision for PolSci? Talk at Hertie’s Data Science Lab.
April 2022 I presented “The Politics of the Psychological Distance” (with Hannah Bechara and Slava Jankin) at the morning meeting of the University of Gothenburg’s Research Group on Elections, Public Opinion and Political Behavior.
April 2022 Hannah Bechara, Slava Jankin and myself are studying how humans perceive the psychological distance to events. We think it is driven by how far events are in the future and how fine grained people talk about them. We pre-registered our first experiment on the OSF Project Page.
February 2022 I will be teaching the Masterclass on Deep Learning at the Q-Step Centre in Warwick again this year. The class is on Feb. 7th—all still online this year. To book, follow this link.
February 2022 The module homepage for the flipped PL9239 Intro to Data Science is live again.