I am currently part of two large multi-institutional research initiatives funded by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) respectively. Together with a colleague in computer science, I have also just received a three-year funding from the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. For detailed project descriptions, please follow the links below:
- Modeling Early Risk Indicators to Anticipate Malnutrition (MERIAM)
- Computational Modeling of Grievances and Political Instability through Global Media (INSPIRE)
- Fake News and Collective Decision Making – Rapid Automated Assessment of Media Bias (WIN)
I have previously worked on a three-year research project hosted at the University of Maryland that was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative. The project examined how foreign assistance shapes resilience to intra-state armed conflict at the sub-national level, with a primary focus on Africa. You may find further information under MINERVA project.