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Matthew Denny
Consulting Support
110E Bartlett Hall
consultantmd@issr.umass.edu

 

Matt Denny is a second year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his M.Sc. from the Department of Resource Economics with a focus on applied econometrics and experimental economics in 2013. He is a member of the Political Interaction Networks Lab at UMass Amherst, and is advised by Bruce Desmarais and Hanna Wallach. His primary research interests include computational social science and network analysis, with applications to the study of legislative politics and government bureaucracy. 

As a consultant for ISSR for the past year, Matt specializes in social network analysis, statistical models for text, data management, web scraping, high performance computing and big data analytics. He also teaches workshops and consults on the use of R, LaTeX, C++, Python and PHP/MySQL for social science research.

Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas
Consulting Support
110F Bartlett Hall
domingue@soc.umass.edu

Rodrigo Dominguez is a PhD student in the Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his B.A. in Economics and Geography from Middlebury College. He is currently working with Professor Jennifer Lundquist on studying the socioeconomic outcomes for foreign born veterans. His primary research interests include international migration, economic development, and public policy analysis.  He is an independent consultant for the Migration Policy Institute in Washington D.C.

As a new consultant for ISSR Rodrigo will provide consultations on spatial statistics, multiple regression methods and on the STATA, ArcGIS and GeoDa software programs.


Eric Griffith
Consulting Support
110D Bartlett Hall
consultanteg@issr.umass.edu


Laras Sekarasih
Consulting Support
110E Bartlett Hall
consultantls@issr.umass.edu


Jacklyn Stein
Consulting Support
110F Bartlett Hall
consultantjs@issr.umass.edu