DACSS Core Faculty
Below are the core faculty in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science.
Soo Young Bae is interested in the far-reaching social and political impact of new communication technologies.
Forrest Bowlick's research investigates how students learn GIS, especially in the growing field of CyberGIS.
Professor of Sociology
Social Demography; Social Epidemiology; Social Stratification; Quantitative Methods
Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Jane Fountain's research is focused on institutions and digitalization, specifically on cross-boundary and emergent institutional arrangements.
Ina Ganguli's research focuses on labor economics, the economics of science and innovation, development economics, and economic history.
Krista Gile's research is inspired by the information needs of social science and health policy research.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Justin Gross' research interests include U.S. and comparative ideologies, political communication in mass and social media, and public opinion.
Horan's work focuses on digital inequalities on social media platforms.
Professor of Anthropology
Jason Kamilar's researches primatology, evolutionary ecology, microbiome diversity, hair evolution, biogeography, community ecology, quantitative methods
Scott Monroe's methodological research focuses on latent variable modeling, usually within an item response theory or structural equation modeling framework.
Brendan O'Connor works in the intersection of computational social science and natural language processing .
Professor of Sociology
Tony Paik's research focuses on several areas, including social networks, social demography, and the legal profession.
Rosemary Pang is a Lecturer of Data Analytics and Computational Social Sciences (DACSS).
School of Public Policy
Data Analytics and Computational Social Science
crystalpaul [at] umass [dot] edu
Graduate Program Director (MRP)
Henry Renski's esearch focuses on understanding the technological and social forces driving regional economic competitiveness and transformation.
Doug Rice researches judicial policymaking in American politics, with a particular interest in the power of courts in the American policymaking context.
Meredith Rolfe studies individual and organizational decision-making, media and public opinion, social networks, text analysis, and research methodology.
Undergraduate Program Director
Kelsey Shoub research interests include criminal justice policy, policing, elite communication, race and public policy, and gender and public policy.
Eunkyung Song is a Lecturer of Data Analytics and Computational Social Sciences.
Carey Stapleton is a Lecturer of Data Analytics and Computational Social Sciences.
Alex Theodoridis work seeks to understand the ways in which citizens interact with the political world in an era of hyper-polarization.
Viviana Wu's research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, and connective action on social media.
Wayne Xu uses computational approaches to study public and organizational behavior in advocacy and collective actions.
Omer Yalcin is a Lecturer of Data Analytics and Computational Social Sciences.
Kevin Young specializes in International Political Economy (IPE), with a focus on financial regulation, interest groups, and elite networks.
Erico Yu is a lecturer of Data Analytics and Computational Social Science
Ethan Zuckerman studies the use of media as a tool for social change, role of technology in international development, and use of new media technologies.