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Jeff Gill

Distinguished Professor Department of Government

Additional Positions at AU

Jeff Gill - a Distinguished Professor of Government, Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and a Member of the Center Behavioral Neuroscience at American University. He is also the Inaugural Director at the School of Public Affair’s Center for Data Science where coordinates and supports empirical research across the campus by developing links with federal agencies, providing research support to faculty and graduate students, and building infrastructure to handle large and complex datasets. His research applies Bayesian modeling and data analysis (decision theory, testing, model selection, elicited priors) to questions in general social science quantitative methodology, political behavior and institutions, medical/health data analysis especially physiology, circulation/blood, pediatric traumatic brain injury, and epidemiological measurement/data issues, using computationally intensive tools (Monte Carlo methods, MCMC, stochastic optimization, non-parametrics). Gill serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Political Analysis since January of 2018. He is also an Inaugrual Fellow and past-President of the Society for Political Methodology.


BA Mathematics, MBA, PhD, Postdoc

Languages Spoken
C++, R, Fortran, Python, Pascal, Cobol, SAS

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SPA - Government
Kerwin Hall - 109B
By Appointment
Contact Info
(202) 885-6275 (Office)

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