I am a social scientist focused on using data science tools to uncover patterns, understand complex problems, and forecast risk. You can find some of my work under the "Research" tab and on GitHub.
I am currently a National Security Fellow with the Clements Center for National Security, and I was recently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. My academic research focuses on international security, civil wars, and cybersecurity. I received my PhD from UT Austin in 2021, and in my dissertation I combine formal theory, archival work, and statistical modeling to explain why and when civil wars become interstate wars.
I have previously been a research assistant at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a junior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
You can reach me at hans.lango[at]utexas.edu.