Iris Malone is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. She was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
Dr. Malone's research agenda includes two projects, which often include the use of machine learning methods. First, she focuses on the causes of terrorism and insurgency. This project entails research on patterns of militant formation and organizational behavior. Second, she focuses on how states identify and respond to emerging militant threats. This project entails research on threat assessment, conflict forecasting, and state-sponsored terrorism.