I am a computational social scientist focused on using data science tools to uncover patterns, understand complex problems, and forecast risk. I am trained in a wide range of quantiative methods, including statistics, causal inference, machine learning, and game theory. You can find some of my work under the "Research" tab and on GitHub.
I am currently working on several research projects broadly focused on security and risk: building predictive models of civil war interventions, examining the relationship between cyber operations and international crises, and defining a regional approach to cyber security and threats. I am also working with several scholars to establish a Scandinavian cyber security research consortium that brings together academia, government, and industry.
My professional experience includes teaching data science, mentoring aspiring researchers, and managing research. I also have years of policy research experience, which includes domestic and international projects, interacting with subject matter experts across public and private sector, and communicating findings to stakeholders. You can find out more on my LinkedIn profile.
I am also affiliated with the Clements Center for National Security as a National Security Fellow, 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 cyber security. 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 hansinge.lango[at]gmail.com.