Hello! I am a Ph.D student in political science studying applied statistics at Penn State (more about me). My research focuses on methods for interpreting statistical learning algorithms, learning with dependent data (e.g., network, spatio-temporal), applications of these methods in the study of politics, particularly violent politics, and research practice in the social sciences generally.

I am a member of the IGaP lab, where I am working on latent variable models for networks, and the mlr development group, where I work on visualization, ensemble methods, uncertainty estimation, and methods for exploratory data analysis.

Email me (zmj@zmjones.com) if you'd like to talk!