Political Analytics 2017 Speakers
Founder & Editor in Chief, FiveThirtyEight
Nate Silver is a statistician, ABC News Special Correspondent and a best-selling author. He successfully called the outcomes in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 election and was named one of the World's Most Influential People by TIME Magazine in 2009.
The Upshot, New York Times
Nate Cohn is a writer for The Upshot and writes frequently on polling, demographics, and elections. He was a staff writer for The New Republic and a Scoville Fellow at the Stimson Center, where his expertise lied in analysis of South Asia and the defense budget.
Google Government & Advocacy
Ashley Wiers is an Account Executive on Google’s Government & Advocacy team. She has managed Google’s relationships with political campaigns, advocacy groups, and government agencies, advising on digital strategy, creative, and measurement across Google media platforms.
The New York Times
Alicia Parlapiano is a Washington-based member of the New York Times graphics department. She previously worked for the Washington Post and studied journalism at the University of North Carolina. She tends to work on graphics related to politics, policy, or the economy.
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Luke Miratrix is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Statistics. His research interests include causality theory, data mining, and text summarization.
Ryan Enos is a social scientist specializing in political psychology, race and ethnic politics, and political behavior in the United States. He is a fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Center for American Political Studies. His first book The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics will be released in fall 2017.
University of Texas at Austin
Shannon McGregor is a PhD candidate in UT's School of Journalism, specializing in political communication, digital media, gender, and public opinion. Her research involves using social media data to comprehend how political actors, media, and the public interact with political events on social networks.
The Upshot, New York Times
Amanda Cox is an editor for The Upshot and is an expert in visual journalism involving graphics, interactives, and other multimedia on web platforms. Her work has vastly improved the reader experience for the New York Times to follow election returns and election coverage.
Facbook Data Communications
Dr. Robert D’Onofrio is Facebook’s Director of Data Communications. He and his team bring to life the many ways in which 1.79 billion people come together on Facebook to talk about what’s going on in the world, from sports to entertainment to the latest breaking news.
Bernard Fraga is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, where his research focuses on American electoral politics, racial and ethnic politics, and political behavior. His latest work seeks to explain historical and contemporary racial/ethnic differences in voter turnout.
Carrie Sheffield is founder of the new media company Bold. A senior contributor for Opportunity Lives, she wrote editorials for The Washington Times, covered Congress for Politico, and The Hill and economic policy at Forbes. She earned a Master's in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and analyzed the municipal bond market for Goldman Sachs.
Stephen Pettigrew is a PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Government. His primary research interests are in American politics and political methodology. His dissertation focuses on problems related to administering elections in the US. In his spare time he covers sports analytics for several online publications.