I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and am Glenn B. & Cleone Orr Hawkins Chair of Political Science.

My research interests lie in the design of statistical tools for prediction and measurement for applied social sciences. I have an ongoing research agenda on high dimensional forecasting, especially in application to conflict. A second research agenda explores measurement of challenging quantities of interest in and factors that traditionally motivate intra-state conflict. My research has led me to work with and construct tools for observational, text, experimental and network data. My work has been published in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Comparative Political Studies, and Nature. You can find my CV here.

I received my Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, my M.A. in Politics from New York University, and my B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. Previously I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Politics Department in Princeton University.


email: aylo (at) wisc.edu // office: 322C North Hall, Madison, WI 53706