Hello. I study Political Science at the University of California San Diego.
My research interests lie in the realm of political methodology, the political economy of information technology, and computational social science. I focus on using statistical methods and formal models in political economy to study large-scale behaviors in our society. Substantively, I am interested in how authoritarian regimes utilize information as weapons to challenge democracies.
I’ve been doing research using Facebook API data to measure user-level ideology from US fan page likes during the 2016 Presidential Election. I then use this measure to forecast elections and quantify the effect of exposure to misinformation.
I am also extremely interested in developing methods combining causal inference and statistical learning.
Here is my vita. Other than my research, you will also find an updated list of useful resources for empirical work, coupled with some personal thoughts. Feel free to reach me at my email. I am also grateful for any sorts of anonymous feedbacks.