Sarah Shugars

Sarah Shugars
Faculty Fellow at New York University's Center for Data Science
Lab Alumnus

I am computational political scientist, studying American political behavior and developing new methods in natural language processing, network analysis, and machine learning. I currently hold a two-year appointment as a CDS Moore-Sloan Faculty Fellow at NYU’s Center for Data Science (CDS). I received my PhD from Northeastern’s Network Science program in Spring 2020.

I am interested in how people express their political views, reason about political issues, and engage with others around matters of common concern. I study these phenomena in a variety of settings using a range of methods, including human-subject experiments; large observational corpora of social media and debate transcripts; and dynamic models.

Current Lab Members

Director

David Lazer
Director

Senior Research Scientist

Briony Swire Thompson
Senior Research Scientist

Project Manager

Janette Briceno
Project Manager

Research Programmer

Luke Horgan
Research Programmer

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Jonathan Green
Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PhD Student

Hanyu Chwe
PhD Student
Adina Gitomer
PhD Student
Syed Arefinul Haque
PhD Student
Stefan McCabe
PhD Student
Hong Qu
PhD Student
Alexi Quintana Mathé
PhD Student
Ronald Robertson
PhD Student
Matthew Simonson
PhD Student
Ata A. Uslu Ata A. Uslu
PhD Student