Profile: Nick Beauchamp

Nick Beauchamp is an Assistant Professor in Northeastern University’s department of Political Science.  He recent spoke at the Center for Data Science’s Text as Data conference. What did you study in school?  How did you get to what you study now? Like many data scientists, I took a somewhat winding path to arrive where I am now.  Although I started college studying physics and math, I wound up double-majoring in philosophy and literature.  I then went to grad school in English at Johns Hopkins, worked on a thesis that combined literature, philosophy of mind, and politics. How did you get from English studies and politics to data science? I think because of my background in literature, I was immediately interested in computational text analysis: inferring ideology from speech and the…

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