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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Ghita

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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Email: DSI.Turing.Academic@lse.ac.uk


Vanessa Galeano-Duque

Vanessa Galeano-Duque

Researcher

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Email: Y.V.Galeano-Duque@lse.ac.uk

 

Professional Services Staff

Jill Beattie

Jill Beattie

Institute Manager
Email: DSI.Manager@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7759
Office: COL 1.10


Ellie Finlay

Ellie Finlay

Events Officer
Email: DSI.Events@lse.ac.uk
Office: COL 1.01


Lou Flandrin

Lou Flandrin

Business Development Manager
Email: L.Flandrin@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6116
Office: COL 1.01


Kevin Kittoe new

 Kevin Kittoe

Teaching and Assessment Administrator
Email: DSI.Ug@lse.ac.uk 
Office: COL 1.01


Ginny Pavey new

Ginny Pavey

Executive Assistant to the Director and
Turing University Network Liaison
Email: V.Pavey@lse.ac.uk
Email: DSI.Turing.Admin@lse.ac.uk
Office: COL 1.01


Johanna Tate new

Johanna Tate 

Communications and Events Manager
Email: DSI.Comms@lse.ac.uk
Office: COL 1.01


Ali Eggleton

Ali Eggleton

Institute Administrator
Email: DSI.Admin@lse.ac.uk
Office: COL 1.01

Guest Teachers

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Dr Stuart Bramwell

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Tabtim Duenger

Tabtim Duenger

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Riya Chhikara

Riya Chhikara

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Sara Luxmoore

Sara Luxmoore

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Mustafa Can Ozkan

Mustafa Can Ozkan

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Alexander Soldatkin

Alexander Soldatkin

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Andreas Stoffelbauer

Andreas Stöffelbauer

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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 in data science or related fields*

  • OR you are a PhD student in data science or related fields*

*: areas that involve 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

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Wanting Wang

Wendy Wang
PhD Candidate in Social Research Methods

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Visitors to the DSI

DSI Affiliates


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


Please note that only LSE staff are eligible to apply for DSI Affiliate status and that this status is subject to review after a period of two years. Find out more about the DSI Affiliate Scheme here. (pdf)

Apply to become a DSI Affiliate

If you have any queries please email DSI.Admin@lse.ac.uk.

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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MBlackwell

Dr Michael Blackwell

Associate Professor of Law 
Department of Law

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ChrisBlunt

Dr Chris Blunt

Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Co-Director of LSE100

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BrookeSJ

Dr Siân Brooke

LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science / Leverhulme ECR Fellowship - Department of Methodology

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umur cetin

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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ddkadt

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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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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Marionpic

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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carl-Müller-Crepon

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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Xinghao Qiao200x200

Dr Xinghao Qiao

Assistant Professor 
Department of Statistics

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J Ruf

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.

 

Hadi Alagha

Dr Hadi Alagha
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Nicole Baerg

Dr Nicole Baerg
Visiting Senior Fellow

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johnmurdoch

John Burn-Murdoch
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Gokhan Ciflikli

Dr Gökhan Çiflikli
Senior Visiting Fellow

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James Hamp

Dr James Hamp 
Visiting Fellow 

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Tom Pas

Dr Tom Paskhalis
Visiting Fellow

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Professor Leonard Smith
Visiting Professor

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Dr Miriam Sorace
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Erica Thompson

Dr Erica Thompson
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Josh Townsley

Dr Joshua Townsley
Visiting Fellow

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Visiting Research Students

Phillip Darius

Philipp Darius (AT 2021)

PhD Candidate in Governance at the Centre for Digital Governance, Hertie School


Fintan Oeri

Fintan Oeri (AT 2021)

PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel


Clint Claessen

Clint Claessen (WT 2022)

PhD Candidate at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel

 


Riccardo Ricciardi

Riccardo Ricciardi (AT 2022)

PhD Candidate in Statistics and Data Science at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Brescia, Italy


Paride Carrara

Paride Carrara (WT and ST 2023)

PhD Candidate in Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

 


Nader Hotait

Nader Hotait (AT 2023)

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Mannheim, Germany


Anastasiia Menshikova

Anastasiia Menshikova (WT 2024)

PhD Candidate from the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden

 

 

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 | Department of Mathematics

Professor Patrick Sturgis | Department of Methodology

Professor Zoltán Szabó | Department of Statistics

Dr Kate Vredenburgh | Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method

Professor Olmo Silva | Department of Geography and Environment

Professor Michael Laver | 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 | Department of Statistics

Professor Peter Allen | Department of Mathematics 

Dr Milena Tsvetkova | Department of Methodology 

Dr Melissa Sands | Department of Government

Dr Thomas Smith | Department of Geography and Environment

Jeni Brown | Head of LSE Digital Skills Lab

Dr Yang Yang | LSE Eden Centre for Education Enhancement

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