Michelle Torres

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Michelle Torres is an Assistant Professor at Rice University who specializes in political methodology and political behavior. Her research focuses on making statistical and computer science methods accessible to political scientists. She also develops and applies innovative and rigorous tools to achieve a better understanding of social issues, especially in the fields of political behavior and public opinion. Methodologically, she is interested in computer vision, causal inference and survey methodology. Substantively, she focuses on political communication, participation, and psychological traits.

Research Areas

Political methodology and political behavior, especially computational social sciences, causal inference, public opinion, and political communication.