Research & Interests
General Research Theme
Social Network Analysis
I consider myself knowledgeable in the area of social network analysis methodology, theory and applications but most importantly the history of the field – that’s where I really shine at this stage in my personal development.
I began studying, working with data and taking courses in 2008, and have continued to this present day. It’s an area that I’m deeply passionate about. I utilize UCINET, Pajek, Gephi, R, Python, Java, ORA, and Nodexl in my analysis.
Agent-based modeling is a simulation-based methodology by which you can create agents in an environment with rules of behavior. When the simulation is run, we can emerge interesting macro patterns. It is a way of exploring systems from the ground up.
Geographic Information Systems
This is an area of recent interest. It began when I decided to model a ride sharing service (Uber or Lyft) in the Washington, DC area, and began to like the process of modeling GIS systems. There’s some interesting work being done in this area, mainly in the autonomous vehicle area, so I plan to continue my work in this area.
Terrorism and Extremism
In 2015, I was introduced to the concept of terrorism and media propaganda. My work in this area was immediately accepted by an international community of scholars and military practitioners. It’s an area that I’d like to continue working in but from a limited perspective.
I’m also interested in economic networks, big data, and information theory.