People

Who we are

The DSI involves academic researchers and instructors from departments across the School. It also involves affiliated staff through its Affiliate scheme, and external and visiting researchers through the LSE Visiting Appointments Scheme.

The DSI unites researchers across the LSE's range of social science disciplines through data science.

Academic Staff

Professor Ken Benoit

Professor Kenneth Benoit

Director, Data Science Institute
Professor of Computational Social Science

Research interests: Computational social science; Quantitative text mining and natural language processing; Political communications and social media; Analysis of big data; Comparative party competition; European Parliament; Electoral systems

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Jon Cardoso Silva New

Dr Jonathan Cardoso-Silva

Assistant Professor (Education)

Research Interests: Complex Network Analysis; Machine Learning; Data Science Management

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Dr Ghita Berrada

Assistant Professor (Education)

Research Interests: Graph mining; Anomaly detection; Ethical ML/AI; Explainability; Rule mining/FCA; Machine Learning; Provenance; Databases; Decision Support Systems; Time series analysis

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Jinshuai Ma

Jinshuai Ma

Research Officer in Data Science

Research Interests: Text analysis; Natural language processing; Human-centered software design; Physiological signal analysis

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Zoltán Szabó

Professor Zoltán Szabó

Turing University Network Liaison (Academic)

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Professional Services Staff

Jill Beattie

Jill Beattie

Institute Manager
Email: DSI.Manager@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7759


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Emily Cruz

Communications and Events Manager (maternity cover)
Email: DSI.Comms@lse.ac.uk
Turing University Network Liaison (Administrative)
Email: DSI.Turing.Admin@lse.ac.uk


Ali Eggleton

Ali Eggleton

Institute Administrator
Email: DSI.Admin@lse.ac.uk


Ellie Finlay

Ellie Finlay

Events Officer
Email: DSI.Events@lse.ac.uk


Lou Flandrin

Lou Flandrin

Business Development Manager
Email: L.Flandrin@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6116


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 Kevin Kittoe

Teaching and Assessment Administrator
Email: DSI.Ug@lse.ac.uk 


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Upal Nath

Data Science Computing Lab Manager 
Email: DSI.Computing@lse.ac.uk


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Johanna Tate 

Communications and Events Manager (maternity leave)
Email: DSI.Comms@lse.ac.uk


Guest Teachers


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Dr Stuart Bramwell 

Email: Bramwell@lse.ac.uk 


Tabtim Duenger

Tabtim Duenger 

Email: T.M.Duenger@lse.ac.uk


Riya Chhikara

Riya Chhikara 

Email: R.Chhikara@lse.ac.uk


Alexander Soldatkin

Alexander Soldatkin 

Email: A.Soldatkin1@lse.ac.uk


Andreas Stoffelbauer

Andreas Stöffelbauer 

Email: A.Stoffelbauer1@lse.ac.uk



The LSE Data Science Institute (DSI) provides an innovative teaching and learning environment, placing value on an interdisciplinary focus and high levels of student satisfaction.

Due to ever-increasing student interest in DSI courses, GTAs and Guest Teachers with a passion for teaching, providing excellent academic and pastoral support, and delivering academic activities to enhance the student experience are required.

Our posts are designed to offer outstanding teachers the chance to develop their skills and educational practice within supportive surroundings.

Would you like to join our teaching team? Please express an interest in joining us below. We will be in touch during the next selection window.

 You are eligible if you have a Masters or are a PhD student in data science or related fields (such as, programming, data wrangling and machine learning)

Please complete this form to express your interest

DSI GTAs and Guest Teachers

PhD Students

Vincent Chung new

Vincent Chung
PhD Candidate in Geography
LSE Data Science PhD Studentship
Email: v.j.chung@lse.ac.uk

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Wanting Wang

Wendy Wang
PhD Candidate in Social Research Methods
Email: w.wang75@lse.ac.uk

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DSI Affiliates

DSI Affiliates are members of staff from across the LSE who are engaged with data science in their research and teaching. Affiliates participate in the activities of the institute and have special access to its resources.

Find out more about the DSI Affiliate Scheme. Please note that only LSE staff are eligible to apply for DSI Affiliate status. If you have any questions please email DSI.Admin@lse.ac.uk.

Apply to become a DSI Affiliate


 

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Professor Martin Anthony
Professor
Department of Mathematics

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Miqdad Asa

Dr Miqdad Asaria
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy

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Mona Azadkia

Dr Mona Azadkia
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics

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MarcosBarreto

Dr Marcos Barreto
Assistant Professorial Lecturer 
Department of Statistics

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T Baku

Dr Tuğkan Batu
Assistant Professor 
Department of Mathematics

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Liam Beiser-McGrath

Dr Liam Beiser-McGrath
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Policy

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ChrisBlunt

Dr Chris Blunt
Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Co-Director of LSE100

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Dr Siân Brooke
LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science / Leverhulme ECR Fellowship
Department of Methodology

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Professor Umut Cetin
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics

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Yining Chen

Dr Yining Chen
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics

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Y Chen

Dr Yunxiao Chen
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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NCummins

Dr Neil Cummins
Associate Professor 
Department of Economic History

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Dr Daniel De Kadt
Assistant Professor
Department of Methodology

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Zachary Dickson

Zachary Dickson
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Department of Government

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Alexander Evans

Professor Alexander Evans
Programme Director, MPA in Data Science for Public Policy
School of Public Policy


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Giulia Ferrari

Dr Giulia Ferrari
Research Fellow 
Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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florian-foos

Dr Florian Foos
Assistant Professor in Political Behaviour 
Department of Government

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Michael Ganslmeier

Dr Michael Ganslmeier
LSE Fellow
Department of Methodology

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AGomes

Dr Alexandra Gomes
Research Fellow 
LSE Cities

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Patrick Gildersleve

Dr Patrick Gildersleve
LSE Fellow in Computational Science 
Department of Methodology

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anushri gupta

Dr Anushri Gupta
Research Officer
Department of Management

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K Kalogeropoulos

Dr Kostas Kalogeropoulos
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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Casey Kearney

Dr Casey Kearney
Assistant Professor (Education)
School of Public Policy

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Dr Marion Lieutaud
Leverhulme Early-Career Researcher 
Department of Methodology

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Joshua-Loftus

Dr Joshua Loftus
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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Jens Madsen

Dr Jens Koed Madsen
Assistant Professor 
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Blake Miller

Dr Blake Miller
Assistant Professor 
Department of Methodology

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Andrew Moles
Learning Developer - Data Science Tools
Digital Skills Lab

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Dr Carl Müller-Crepon
Assistant Professor
Department of Government

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Michael Muthukrishna

Dr Michael Muthukrishna
Associate Professor of Economic Psychology
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Marie Oldfield

Dr Marie Oldfield
Senior Lecturer in Practice
Department of Mathematics

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Katerina Papadaki

Dr Katerina Papadaki
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics

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Francesca Panero

Dr Francesca Panero
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics

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Jean_C_Plantin

Dr Jean-Christophe Plantin
Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communications

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M_Poertner

Dr Mathias Poertner
Assistant Professor in Political Science
Department of Government

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A Powell

Dr Alison Powell
Associate Professor
Department of Media and Communications

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Elly Power

Dr Eleanor Power
Assistant Professor 
Department of Methodology

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Dr Xinghao Qiao
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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Professor Johannes Ruf
Professor 
Department of Mathematics

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Tom Robinson

Dr Thomas Robinson
Assistant Professor 
Department of Methodology

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Dorottya Sallai

Dr Dorottya Sallai
Assistant Professor (Education) of Management
Department of Management

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Melissa Sands

Dr Melissa Sands
Assistant Professor of Politics and Data Science 
Department of Government

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Chengchun Shi

Dr Chengchun Shi
Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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Dr Rachel Spicer
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Divya-Srivastava

Dr Divya Srivastrava
Guest Teacher
Department of Health Policy

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Zoltan_Szabo

Professor Zoltán Szabó
Professor of Data Science 
Department of Statistics

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M_Tsvetkova

Dr Milena Tsvetkova
Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science 
Department of Methodology

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L Vegh

Professor László Végh
Professor
Department of Mathematics

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Will Venters

Dr Will Venters
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Department of Management

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K Vredenburgh

Dr Kate Vredenburgh
Assistant Professor 
Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

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Tengyao Wang

Dr Tengyao Wang
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics

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Yan Wang

Dr Yan Wang
Research Fellow
School of Public Policy

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Henry-Wynn

Professor Henry Wynn
Emeritus Professor of Statistics 
Department of Statistics

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Visiting Appointments

The Visiting Appointments scheme allows staff from other institutions to benefit from the level of involvement similar to that enjoyed by DSI Affiliates.

If you are interested in learning more about this scheme or applying for a DSI Visiting Appointment please email DSI.Admin@lse.ac.uk.


Nicole Baerg

Dr Nicole Baerg 
Senior Lecturer, University of Essex
Visiting Senior Fellow

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John Burn-Murdoch
Chief Data Reporter, the Financial Times
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Gokhan Ciflikli

Dr Gökhan Çiflikli
Director of Data & AI, Superside
Visiting Senior Fellow

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James Hamp

Dr James Hamp
Director and Head of FX Data Strategy and Analytics, Citi
Visiting Fellow

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Ajay Kumar 
Associate Professor, Emlyon Business School
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Tom Pas

Dr Tom Paskhalis
Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Visiting Fellow

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Professor Leonard Smith
Professor, Virginia Tech
Visiting Professor

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Dr Miriam Sorace
Associate Professor, University of Reading
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Erica Thompson

Dr Erica Thompson
Associate Professor, UCL
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Josh Townsley

Dr Joshua Townsley 
Senior UX Researcher, WhatsApp
Visiting Fellow

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Visiting Research Students

Anastasiia Menshikova

Anastasiia Menshikova (WT 2024)
PhD Candidate from the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden


Nader Hotait

Nader Hotait (AT 2023)
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Mannheim, Germany

 


Paride Carrara

Paride Carrara (WT and ST 2023)
PhD Candidate in Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy


Riccardo Ricciardi

Riccardo Ricciardi (AT 2022)
PhD Candidate in Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Brescia, Italy


Clint Claessen

 Clint Claessen (WT 2022)
PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel


Fintan Oeri

Fintan Oeri (AT 2021)
PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel


Phillip Darius

Philipp Darius (AT 2021)
PhD Candidate in Governance at the Centre for Digital Governance, Hertie School

 

 

Advisers to the DSI

DSI Management Committee

The DSI Management Committee exists to ensure the coordination of DSI activities with research, teaching, and outreach in data science across the various units of the school.

The Committee also provides input that shapes the goals of the DSI and its strategy for meeting those goals. 

Membership:

Professor Bernhard Von Stengel 
Professor, Department of Mathematics

Professor Patrick Sturgis 
Professor of Quantative Social Science, Department of Methodology

Professor Zoltán Szabó 
Professor of Data Science, Department of Statistics

Dr Kate Vredenburgh
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method

Professor Olmo Silva 
Professor of Real Estate Economic and Finance and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography and Environment

Professor Michael Laver
Visiting Professor, Department of Methodology

Professor Susana Mourato 
(ex-officio) Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research

Data Science Education Forum

The Data Science Education Forum exists to ensure the quality and coordination of data science teaching and learning across the School. 

The responsibilities of the DSI Education Forum include facilitating effective communication with stakeholders across the School, collaborating on the provision and design of data science components offered by the Digital Skills Lab (DSL), and overseeing content development of DSI-led modules.

Membership:

Professor Irini Moustaki
Professor and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Statistics

Professor Peter Allen 
Professor, Department of Mathematics 

Dr Milena Tsvetkova 
Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Methodology 

Dr Melissa Sands 
Assistant Professor of Politics and Data Science, Department of Government

Dr Thomas Smith
Associate Professor in Environmental Geography, Department of Geography and Environment

Jeni Brown
Head of LSE Digital Skills Lab

Dr Yang Yang
Senior Academic Developer, LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement

Professor Emma McCoy 
(ex-officio) Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education