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Eric Dunford

Research Scientist - Core Data Science

I am a Research Scientist in the Computational Social Science team within Core Data Science at Meta. My research interests lie at the intersection of political conflict, network science, and geographic information systems. My work explores information flow, network structures, and (de-)radicalization processes.

I received my Doctorate from the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also affiliated with Georgetown University as an Associate Director of the Data Science for Public Policy Program (DSPP) and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy.


Political conflict, terrorism/extremism, computational social science, social networks, geographic information systems, natural language processing