AFFILIATIONS & LINKS
I have been financially supported in my work by the National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship; the Budrick Center for Violence and Conflict; the National Science Foundation; the American Political Science Association section on Conflict Processes; MAXQDA; the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks; the Lazer Lab; the Network Science Institute; Olympia Summer Academy; and various offices at Northeastern University. My dissertation advisor is David Lazer.
NETWORK SCIENCE PH.D. PROGRAM
Northeastern's Network Science Ph.D. Program, the first of its kind in the United States, attracts students from physics, sociology, computer science, and everything in between, eager to tackle problems that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
FEATURE STORY IN NEWS@NORTHESTERN
"Matt Simonson’s desire to study and foster greater understanding of how the international community responds to political conflict, genocide, and humanitarian crises has been shaped by his myriad cultural and global experiences...."
My primary home at Northeastern is the lab run by my advisor, David Lazer. Interested in computational social science? Looking to hire (or become) a postdoc? Check out some of my amazing colleagues and the incredible work they are doing.
MY NDSEG FELLOWSHIP COVERED IN COS NEWS
"Matt Simonson is not your typical mathematician. The first-year Network Science PhD student at Northeastern intertwines quantitative mathematical rigor with the study of political conflict and genocide around the world. As the recipient of the 2016 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship..."
NETWORK SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Come on over to hear our twice-weekly speakers from all over the world and learn more about the work my fellow Ph.D. students and faculty are doing to model epidemics, group behavior, and cultural trends, while pioneering new tools in the study of complex systems and networks.
POST-CONFLICT RESEARCH CENTER
A peacebuilding and research organization in Sarajevo where I am a fellow. Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) is dedicated to restoring a culture of peace and preventing violent conflict in the Western Balkans by creating, implementing and supporting evidence-based, multidisciplinary and innovative approaches to peace education, creative multimedia, conflict prevention, post-conflict research, human rights and transitional justice.