Dean Knox is a postdoctoral researcher in the Microsoft Research NYC computational social science group. In July 2018 he will join the Princeton Department of Politics as an assistant professor. Dean's primary research interests are at the intersection of network analysis and causal inference, with application to comparative politics and a particular focus on the Middle East. He develops quantitative models and methods for new forms of social science data, including path data for sequential decision-making and audiovisual data conveying human emotion. Dean also works extensively with smartphone measurement of social networks, movement, and media consumption. He holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.