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Solomon Messing

Director of Data Labs

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Solomon Messing is director of Data Labs at Pew Research Center. His team uses computational methods and machine learning to complement and expand upon the Center’s existing research methods. Prior to joining the Center, Messing worked as a data scientist at Facebook and a media analyst at Science Applications International Corporation. His work there appeared in Science, Princeton University Press and the American Political Science Review, and has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS and the BBC, among other outlets. Messing has a Ph.D. in communication and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University; a master’s in international affairs from the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy; and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.