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Pedro Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Science Institute & Department of Political Science

Pedro L. Rodríguez is a Ph.D. graduate from NYU’s Wilf Department of Politics. Pedro’s primary research explores the cognitive underpinnings of attitude judgments. Building on the premise that patterns in natural language are informative of the content and organization of memory—the pictures in our heads—in his dissertation he develops methods to study the semantic representations of politically charged concepts (e.g. welfare, abortion, justice) and evaluate their role in attitude judgments. His research draws from multiple disciplines including cognitive science, computer science, linguistics and social psychology. Pedro is also broadly interested in the application of computational methods to the social sciences, with emphasis on networks, NLP and machine learning.

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