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In January 2014 I will begin my new position as a data scientist/statistician for an event-related software company in the Washington DC area.
Until the end of December 2013, I am a computational sociologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). My current affiliations include:
- Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UMass
- core member of the Computational Social Science Initiative (CSSI) at UMass
I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology (2010) from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as a member of the Networks, Computation, and Social Dynamics lab under the supervision of Dr. Carter T. Butts. Prior to that, I earned my M.A. in Demographic and Social Analysis at UCI (2006), and B.A. degrees in Psychology and Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University (2003). In 2010 I joined the Sociology Department and the Computational Social Science Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Trained primarily in the theories and methods of social network analysis, my work focuses on the collection and analysis of social behavioral data from web-based sources.