Hello! I am a Ph.D student in political science at Penn State. Check out my curriculum vitae for my education, research, fellowships & awards, teaching, and service, and Google Scholar for citation counts. GitHub hosts the majority of my software and research projects.

I'm interested in methods for interpreting complex models, statistical learning, methods for dependent data (e.g., network, spatio-temporal), and violent politics.

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 methods for exploratory data analysis and visualization.

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