Stephen M. Shellman, Ph.D.

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Stephen M. Shellman founded and currently serves as the CEO and Chief Research Scientist at Strategic Analysis Enterprises, Inc. He also directs the Violent Intranational Political Conflict and Terrorism (VIPCAT) Research Laboratory at the College of William and Mary. Prior to his venture with SAE, Dr. Shellman served as Visiting Assistant Professor at William and Mary and as Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia. He has also previously held positions with the University of Maryland's START Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and the University of Georgia's Center for International Trade and Security. Since 2001, Dr. Shellman's work has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to extensive speaking engagements in industry and academia, Dr. Shellman has published a book and numerous articles on political violence with his work also being described in media outlets such as The Atlantic and The New Scientist.

Dr. Shellman received his Ph.D. in Political Science with specialties in international relations, comparative politics, and research methods from Florida State University. He is widely recognized as an expert at generating dynamic models of political conflict with a particular focus on strategic interactions among relevant actors (i.e., governments dissidents, ethnic and religious groups, etc.) engaged in political struggles.

Brian Levey, Ph.D.

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Dr. Brian Levey works as our Senior Research Scientist at SAE where his responsibilities include model generation, model transparency, research design, test and evaluation, and statistical analysis of data. He also acts as liaison with William and Mary, organizing and managing research assistants. Dr. Levey received his Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on SS Methodology from the University of Georgia in 2013. Dr. Levey brings a strong political science and statistics background to the team and has been unofficially named the Chief of Randomness. His areas of interest include research design specialization, measurement models, counterfactual analysis, and Bayesian Statistics.

Marcia Zangrilli, Ph.D.

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Marcia Zangrilli is the Senior Computer Scientist at SAE, responsible for managing the maintenance and development of SAE's automated event coding and sentiment analysis tools. Dr. Zangrilli earned her Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary where her research focused on performance analysis and network measurement. Prior to working at SAE, she gained extensive software development experience working for Google, Inc. and SIPeerior Technologies, a VoIP company that she helped found. Through her industry experience, she has gained significant experience with performance analysis, real-time application development, and natural language processing.