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Jeff Gill Distinguished Professor Department of Government

Send email to Jeff Gill
(202) 885-6275
SPA - Government
Kerwin Hall - 109B
By Appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Distinguished Professor, Department of Math & Statistics
Distinguished Professor, Department of Government
Postdoc, Harvard University<br />
PhD, American University<br />
MBA, Georgetown University<br />
BA, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Languages Spoken
C++, R, Fortran, Python, Pascal, Cobol, SAS
Favorite Spot on Campus
Julian's benches
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 Inaugural Fellow and past-President of
the Society for Political Methodology.
See Also
SPA Center for Data Science
SPA Department of Government
For the Media
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Fall 2021

  • GOVT-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • GOVT-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • STAT-618 Bayesian Statistics