Participant Info

First Name
Erin
Last Name
Hartman
Country
University
UCLA
Keywords
Statistics, Polling, Causal Inference, Analytics
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Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Political Science at UCLA.  I work in the field of causal inference, where I work on estimating and validating population effects.  I also study survey design methodologies, including a new survey sampling method that reduces reliance on post hoc weighting methods and alleviates non-response bias, and an automated raking methodology that selects the optimal auxiliary vector on which to weight.

In 2012, I ran the polling operation for Obama for America’s Analytics department, which very accurately predicted election outcomes in the campaign’s battleground states.  I also co-founded a successful analytics and technology start-up, BlueLabs, focused on providing analytics services to clients in politics, issues advocacy, healthcare, and education.

I hold a PhD in Political Science and a MA in Statistics from UC Berkeley.  I also completed a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship with at Princeton University.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage

Caltech Alumni Association (2016).
URL: http://www.techer.caltech.edu/knowing-the-vote
Pacific Standard’s 2015 “Top 30 Thinkers Under 30”.

URL: http://www.psmag.com/books-and-culture/the-30-top-thinkers-under-30-the-survey-leader-
for-barack-obamas-campaign-still-helping-progressive-politicians

Campaigns & Elections 2015 “The Influencers 50”.
URL: http://campaignsandelections.com/campaign-insider/2348/the-influencers-50

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