Gökhan Çiflikli

programmer at Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 3, 1tr
753 20 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Gokhan Ciflikli is a programmer in Kristine Eck's project "Automation of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program". He received his PhD from London School Economics and Political Science in 2018 for his dissertation titled "Learning Conflict Duration: Insights from Predictive Modelling." His current role is to expand the existing UCDP events using natural language processing and quantitative text analysis.

Keywords: conflict research natural language processing machine learning ucdp

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Gokhan Ciflikli is a Research Scientist at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Analytic Software Development in the Methodology Department at the London School of Economics. His main responsibility is to help automate the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) using natural language processing and quantitative text analysis. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and a Researcher at UCDP. He completed his PhD in International Relations at the LSE and holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University.


Gokhan’s research interests lie primarily within computational social science and political methodology. More specifically, he focuses on the prediction of armed conflict using ensemble models; problematisation of the fidelity vs. interpretability trade-off in machine learning; quantitative text analysis and natural language processing of time-series data; and the measurement and quantification of issues of representation and bias in social sciences.


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