I am the Research Director of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). ACLED is the highest quality, most widely used, real-time data and analysis source on political violence and protest around the world. Practitioners, researchers, and governments depend on ACLED for the latest reliable information on current conflict and disorder patterns. At ACLED, I oversee the quality, production, and coverage of all ACLED data across the globe; lead research and analysis across regional teams; aid in new partnerships with local sources and users; and support the capacity building of NGOs and conflict observatories around the world.
I hold a Ph.D. in Government and Politics, with a focus on international relations and quantitative methodology, from the University of Maryland at College Park and completed my post-doctoral work in Political Geography at the University of Sussex. I have held honorary research positions at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. You can download my CV here.