Articles by Aaron Schein

August 24, 2023

Estimating troop losses on both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war

Aaron Schein
In the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, Benjamin J. Radford, Yaoyao Dai, Niklas Stoehr, Aaron Schein, Mya Fernandez, and Hanif Sajid have developed a model to better estimate the loss numbers obscured by the fog of war and the biases of somereporting sources
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Aaron Schein
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science Institute, University of Chicago

Aaron's research develops methodology in Bayesian statistics, machine learning, and applied causal inference for incorporating modern large-scale data into the social sciences.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Aaron was a postdoctoral fellow in the Data Science Institute at Columbia University, where he worked with David Blei and Donald Green on digital field experiments to assess the causal effects of friend-to-friend organising on voter turnout in US elections.

Aaron received his PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from UMass Amherst under the guidance of Hanna Wallach.

His dissertation developed tensor factorisation and dynamical systems models for analysing large-scale dyadic data of country-to-country interactions.

During his PhD, Aaron interned at Microsoft Research, Google, and the MITRE Corporation.

Prior to that, he earned his MA in Linguistics and BA in Political Science from UMass Amherst.

He tweets @AaronSchein

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