Adeline Lo

Position title: Assistant Professor | Political Methodology


Phone: 608-263-2024

Office: Room 322C, North Hall

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PhD in Political Science, University of California, San Diego 2016

MA in Politics, New York University, 2011

BA in Economics & Political Science, Columbia University 2008


Adeline Lo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Glenn B. & Cleone Orr Hawkins Chair. Her research interests lie in the design of statistical tools for prediction and measurement for applied social sciences. She has an ongoing research agenda on high dimensional forecasting, especially in application to conflict. A second research agenda explores measurement of challenging quantities of interest in and factors that traditionally motivate intra-state conflict. Her research has led her to work with and construct tools for observational, text, experimental and network data. He work has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Comparative Political Studies, and Nature.

Research interests:

High dimensional prediction and pattern-finding, causal inference, survey experiments, conflict and violence.


PS 900: Models, Experiments and Data Spring 2023

PS 813: Multivariable Statistical Inference for Political Research Spring 2023

PS 812 Intro to Statistical Analysis Fall 2019

PS 270 Understanding Political Numbers Fall 2019


Hear from Professor Lo in this episode of the 1050 Bascom Podcast!