Research & Interests
General Research Theme
Social Network Analysis
I consider myself an expert on social network analysis methodology, theory and applications. 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 for my analysis.
Agent-based modeling is a modeling and simulation process by which you create agents in an environment with simple rules. When the simulation is run, we can emerge interesting macro patterns. It is a way of doing science from the ground up to contrast inductive or deductive science. Most of my simulations are run in Netlogo, Python, Anylogic and I’m working on expanding to MASON, REPAST and Java in general.
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.