Grad Students

Oscar Contreras



Contact Information

Email    osfer123@ucla.edu
Office  Haines Hall 247

 I analyze diverse expressions of organized crime and social violence in the North America region. My current research uses computational methods such as machine learning for crime forecasting, and social network analysis to understand criminal networks.

 

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Fields of Study

- Computational Sociology

- Economic Sociology

- Violence

- Organized Crime

Research

 I analyze diverse expressions of organized crime and social violence in the North America region. My current research uses computational methods such as machine learning for crime forecasting, and social network analysis to understand criminal networks.

Grants and Awards

- Fulbright Scholarship (2016-2019)

- Beca COMEXUS (2017-2021)

- Beca CONACYT (2017-2022)

- Graduate Summer Research Mentorship 2017

- Graduate Summer Research Mentorhsip 2018

- LAI Summer Field Graduate Research Grant 2020

- LAI Summer Field Graduate Research Grant 2017

Advisors

 Ruben Hernandez-Leon 

Degrees

BA - Political Science and International Relations

MA - Social Anthropology

MA - Sociology 

PhD - Sociology with focus in Computational Sociology (In progress)