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., networks), 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!