Robert Bond (Ph.D., U. C. San Diego, 2013) uses methods from computational social science to study political behavior and communication. His primary areas of interest are in how social networks affect turnout and ideology. He is also working on social network effects in non-political areas, such as agression, education and health. He applies methods from a variety of disciplines, especially social network analysis, to study these phenomena at a large-scale. His work has been published in Nature, PLoS ONE and American Politics Research.