Hello! I am a Ph.D student in political science studying applied statistics at Penn State (more about me). My research focuses on graphical methods for interpreting statistical learning algorithms, learning with dependent data, applications of these methods in the study of politics, and research practice in the social sciences generally. This summer I will be working on mlr (Machine Learning in R) as a part of Google Summer of Code. Email me (
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to talk!