Fernando Plascencia

I am a Visiting Researcher at the University of Guadalajara. I hold a Ph.D. from Cornell University. My work has focused on concepts from Behavioral Economics and Network Theory applied to the analysis of well-being in locations affected by violence (i.e. violence produced by Urban Warfare, Terrorism).

I am a economist by training, and a computational social scientist working on questions and topics like: “how interactions between psychosocial stress and violence exposure may influence people’s preferences?”, “resilience”, “the effects of real-world violence in networked societies”, "risk perception".

Technically by exploring experimental, analytical and computational techniques (methods at the intersection of Machine Learning (ML), NLP (Natural Language Processing), and Econometrics) that can advance our understanding on both the immediate and longer-term behavioral responses of citizens to violent events and their effects on well-being.