Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy
Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Anastasopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, the Department of Public Administration and Policy and is a faculty affiliate at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence. His research focuses on understanding how technology shapes democratic political institutions and decision making with a focus on American and European bureaucracies. He also has research interests in the political economy of immigration and religion.
Dr. Anastasopoulos does research on political methodology at the intersection of machine learning, big data and causal inference. His research in this area includes using machine learning algorithms to improve upon classical causal inference techniques, text-as-data, image analysis, scalable missing data imputation and Bayesian causal inference.
His work has been published or is forthcoming in Political Analysis, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Electoral Studies and American Politics Research. He was recently awarded a US 2050 Peterson Foundation Grant for his co-authored work on the political economy of immigration. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he was awarded the Microsoft Visiting Professorship at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University.