I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Statistics at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. I currently hold the Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Chair.
I am on a research leave from MIT for AY 2016-17. During my leave, I am visiting Stanford University as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS).
Before joining MIT, I obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Tokyo (2006) and a M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2011) in Politics from Princeton University, where I received a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter fellowship for the year of 2010 to 2011. My doctoral dissertation won the John T. Williams Dissertation Prize in 2010 from the Society for Political Methodology. I also studied at Lincoln College, the University of Oxford, as a visiting student.
I am broadly interested in the development of quantitative methods for political science data. My research has focused on statistical methods for causal inference, including causal attribution, causal mediation, causal moderation, and causal inference with measurement error. I also study experimental designs and survey methodology, with empirical applications to elections and comparative political behavior.
My work has appeared in various academic journals, including American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Political Analysis, PNAS, and Statistical Science.