Soubhik Barari*



Soubhik Barari

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and an A.M. candidate in Statistics at Harvard University. At Harvard, I am an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the data science manager of the Harvard Digital Lab for Social Sciences (DLABSS).

I study communication, psychology, and behavior in American Politics. My research seeks to understand different forms of political communication (and miscommunication) between groups including the mass public, elected officials, economic elites, corporations, and the media. Secondarily, I develop and refine methods for computational social science including text-as-data and video-as-data.

Prior to Harvard, I worked as a staff data scientist at the MIT Political Methodology Lab. I graduated from Tufts University in 2016 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. Currently, I am a research intern at the Computational Social Science Group at Microsoft Research.

*Pronounced šó bɪ́k  .