Philip D. Waggoner

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My name is Philip Waggoner and I am a member of the graduate computational social science (MACSS) faculty at the University of Chicago. I am also an Associate Editor at the Journal of Mathematical Sociology and the Journal of Open Research Software. Additionally, I am an American Statistical Association accredited Graduate Statistician (GStat), and a volunteer statistician with Statistics Without Borders.

In the summer of 2020, I began a joint visiting research appointment at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University. In collaboration with Robert Y. Shapiro, we are working on a number of experimental and computational projects exploring the influence and validity of social media data.

I apply statistical, experimental, and computational techniques to explore and explain a variety of social science behavior. My research has been supported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the Institute for Humane Studies, the College of William & Mary, the William A. Steiger Fund for Legislative Studies and the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association.

I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston, an M.P.A. from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, and a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado State University. For more information, see my CV.