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Complex Social Interactions Lab Bryce Dietrich

Bryce Dietrich, Co-PI

Dr. Dietrich employs novel quantitative, automated and machine learning methods to analyze non-traditional data sources such as audio- or speech- data and video data. Dr. Dietrich uses theses to understand the causes and consequences of elite emotional expression in a variety of institutional settings, with a particular emphasizing on non-verbal cues, like vocal pitch. Dr. Dietrich’s work in the lab will include the collection and analysis of audio analytics by building automated software that finds stress indicators in voices. Dr. Dietrich’s dissertation “It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It” won the Kathleen L. Burkholder Prize for best dissertation in political science from the University of Illinois. Dr. Dietrich’s research interests include American politics and political methodology. Before joining the CSI Lab his has received grant support from Amazon, C-SPAN, and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Dr. Dietrich received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois and is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Science Informatics, holding appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology.