Dawson is a Research Fellow (Computational Science) at RegLab. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors and distinction. As an undergraduate, he collaborated on quantitative social science research projects in departments and centers throughout the university. For his honors thesis, he used remote-sensed data to explore the implications of climate change for violence and armed conflict. At RegLab, he focuses on environmental policy, machine learning and algorithmic bias.