Version 2I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, and I will begin as an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA in the Fall of 2016.  My recent research focuses on creating new methods–including both theoretical approaches and new estimation strategies–for identifying and validating causal effects.  I also have a branch of research focused on new survey sampling methods that reduce reliance on post hoc weighting methods and alleviate non-response bias.

In 2012, I ran the polling operation for Obama for America’s Analytics department, which very accurately predicted election outcomes in the campaign’s battleground states.  I also co-founded a successful analytics and technology start-up, BlueLabs, focused on providing analytics services to clients in politics, issues advocacy, healthcare, and education.

I hold a PhD in Political Science and a MA in Statistics from UC Berkeley.

If you can’t find me around the office, chances are I’m climbing some rocks somewhere.