I am the scientific coordinator at the Data Science Research Network at the University of Vienna.
I previously worked on the Adaptive Experimentation team at Facebook Core Data Science in New York.
My research focuses on the intersection of machine learning and causal inference. A lot of my focus is on improving and routinizing the practice of massive online experimentation (e.g. through the judicious use of empirical Bayes). I’m also interested in better applying the machinery of machine learning to observational causal inference (e.g. through improved weighting estimators). Likewise, I seek to use the lens of causal inference to improve ML systems (e.g. systems that use contextual bandits or reinforcement learning).
Consistent with my training in political methodology, I’m most interested in methodological research useful for the study of social phenomena.
PhD in Politics, 2016
New York University
BA in International Studies, 2010
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill