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.
November 2023 I am teaching the Masterclass on Deep Learning at the Q-Step Centre in Warwick on November 27th. To book, follow this link.
October 2023 I am presenting two papers at the 2023 PSAI Annual Conference in Belfast. How Alignment Helps Make the Most of Multimodal Data (with Andreas Küpfer) and The Politics of the Psychological Distance (with Hannah Bechara and Slava Jankin).
October 2023 Our paper “How Presidents Answer the Call of International Capital” with David Doyle and Nina Wiesehomeier was accepted with the Journal of Politics in Latin America. We show how pressure from international capital forces Latin American presidents to reframe state-of-the-union speeches and announce more market friendly economic policy positions.
September 2023 Carsten-Andreas Schulz and myself have a new workingpaper out. We study the role of minimum participation rules in multilateral treaty cooperation. Our study offers the first comprehensive examination of the effects that provision point mechanisms have on incentivizing states to ratify international agreements.
August 2023 I am teaching Deep Learning for Multi-Model Systems again at the Hertie Data Science Summer School. You can register here.
July 2023 New Workingpaper: “The Role of Hyperparameters in Machine Learning Models and How to Tune Them“. Luka Biedbach, Andreas Küpfer, Marcel Neunhoeffer and I suggest: Handle HPs with the same loving care as parameter estimates—you could end up choosing the wrong model.
July 2023 We will present our paper “Making the Most of Multimodal Data” also at the 8th Conference of the Standing Group on Parliaments in Vienna.
May 2023 I am again running an Introduction to Deep Learning at Comptext 2023. Watch the conference homepage if you want to enroll. And Andreas Küpfer will also present our paper “Making the Most of Multimodal Data”.
April 2023 At the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology of Newcastle University, I am teaching a workshop on Machine Learning.